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Nicholas Saputra named UNICEF Indonesia’s national representative

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Jakarta  /  Tue, November 12, 2019  /  08:35 am
Nicholas Saputra named UNICEF Indonesia’s national representative

Actor Nicholas Saputra, who is also an environmental activist, attends the GAYA press conference at Grand Indonesia mall on Aug. 15. The event sought to promote environmental awareness through fashion. (JP/Narabeto Korohama)

UNICEF has announced that actor and environmental activist Nicholas Saputra was named Indonesia's national representative.

With his new title, Nicholas will advocate for children’s rights and lend his voice to the many issues faced by Indonesia’s youth.

“I feel honored to be named UNICEF representative in Indonesia,” Nicholas said.

“I believe that in creating a new world for children, we have to start by making sure that [the needs of] every Indonesian kid are fulfilled,” he said in a statement.

“We are proud to welcome Nicholas Saputra as a part of the UNICEF family,” Debora Comini, a representative of UNICEF Indonesia, said. “He has a strong commitment to social issues and a desire to create change. I am sure that his presence will help strengthen our advocacy work for children’s rights.”

In December, UNICEF and Nicholas Saputra will work to raise awareness about sanitation, hygiene and the water supply.

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Every year, about 150,000 Indonesian children die from preventable diseases, often caused by poor sanitation.

The release noted that the presence of public figures can amplify the cause around the world.

Nicholas and other famous representatives will use their talents and popularity to defend children’s rights and support the UNICEF mission to ensure every kid has access to healthcare, education, equality and security. (gis/mut)

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