UNICEF Ambassador since 1997
Sarah Jessica Parker was appointed a UNICEF Ambassador in 1997 and has since shown her support in a variety of ways, most notably as a dedicated supporter of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, for which she served as the national spokesperson in 1998, 2003, and 2006. Since her days of Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF as a child, Sarah Jessica has remained an active supporter of the campaign.
"My involvement with UNICEF is particularly important to me because it is UNICEF that introduced me to volunteerism, thereby helping me to set my own personal standard of contributing my time and giving back to others," she said. "Working on behalf of UNICEF's lifesaving efforts is one of my most valued roles."
Her ongoing dedication as a UNICEF Ambassador was featured in the September 2011 issue of WebMD, where Sarah Jessica graced the cover and discussed ways for people to support UNICEF.
UNICEF HIV/AIDS Innovation Fund
In June 2011, Sarah Jessica introduced the UNICEF HIV/AIDS Innovation Fund at the Global Business Coalition 10th Anniversary Conference, which was held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. She delivered a forceful and moving message to over 300 leading global corporate representatives and other participants about the UNICEF HIV/AIDS Innovation Fund. This fund brings together top HIV experts and diverse business and philanthropic leaders to invest in high-impact, low-cost interventions and technologies that could make an HIV-free generation possible in the future.
"We can accelerate progress against HIV and AIDS and emancipate the next generation from a life burdened by HIV... this is not a choice we have," said Sarah Jessica during her speech. "It is simply what we must do, together."
Read a blog post about Sarah Jessica Parker and the UNICEF HIV/AIDS Innovation Fund.
UNICEF Mother's Day eAppeal
On Mother's Day 2011, Sarah Jessica was the signator for an eAppeal encouraging people to purchase UNICEF HIV Test Kits and help provide rapid HIV tests for mothers-to-be. Early testing enables HIV positive mothers to take the first step toward getting the care they need to restore their own health and prevent transmission of the virus to their babies.
U.S. Fund for UNICEF Campaigns
Sarah Jessica has shown her commitment to the world's most vulnerable children by actively participating in numerous campaigns that support UNICEF's work. From launching the UNICEF Tap Project as the first National Spokesperson for the campaign in March 2007, to lighting the UNICEF Snowflake in New York City in November 2004, Sarah Jessica has distinguished herself as one of UNICEF's most devoted Ambassadors.