translated from Spanish: Ximena Sariñana named UN Goodwill Ambassador

Actress and singer Ximena Sariñana becomes the first Goodwill Ambassador for UN Mexico, sharing this position with international figures such as Nicole Kidman, Emma Watson and Anne Hathaway.

«It’s a big honor for me, but it also represents a tremendous responsibility, because it’s about talking about gender equality, although it’s something I’ve worked on throughout my career.»
The actress said she starts the year «by giving strength in these causes that have to do with us and what better than with a great ally like UN Women,» she said in an interview with Notimex.

There will be several activities Sariñana will have with UN Mexico, as explained by Belén Sanz, representative of UN Women Mexico.

«We are developing a calendar of activities where we would like Ximena to participate, to join some of our national events such as the (Generation and Equality Forum), which will be carried out in Mexico and commemorating 25 years of the first, which was done in Beijing. Important civil association personalities from all countries of the world are expected to be welcomed,» she said.

Sanz, commented that Sariñana’s selection process as a Goodwill Ambassador was very complex, because an analysis was made of her participation for women, the impact she can have, her delivery, and that this profile was sent to headquarters to New York and that this profile was sent to headquarters to New York and that the charge was finally passed.

«We’ve been working with Ximena for almost a year and we’ve always seen their collaboration come in a very natural way, so that motivated us to formally ally ourselves,» Sanz said.
«It can’t be any other way, supporting women and fighting for fairness and inclusion is something I’ve always seen in my house, in my life,» said the actress, who has participated in tapes such as Intimate Enemies, Girls Wrong and Year Nails , among others.

In this tenor, Ximena Sariñana, assured that on March 9th he will participate in the initiative A day without us. «I’m going to stop, I’m going to join the unemployment, which UN Women Mexico also adds up to. I will participate fully, I will be absent from my work, from all my areas of work and also from my social networks,» he concluded.

Original source in Spanish

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