Celebrated cricket player and former captain of the national team Mushfiqur Rahim has been named as UNICEF's newest National Ambassador in Bangladesh. The cricketer is joining forces with UNICEF to promote children's rights throughout the country.
"Child rights and the work of UNICEF are close to my heart, and this is an important opportunity for me to lend my voice. As a cricket player and a father, I will do my best to bring people together to create positive change for children, especially the most vulnerable," said Mushfiqur Rahim.
In his role as a UNICEF National Ambassador, Rahim will help raise awareness about children's rights and issues affecting youth, such as the right to education, the impact of poverty and discrimination, and children's need for protection against violence, abuse and exploitation.
"We would like to extend a warm welcome to Mushfiqur Rahim as he joins UNICEF as a National Ambassador. With his strong commitment to child rights – along with his prestige, talent and presence – he will reach the hearts and minds of people throughout Bangladesh," said Tomoo Hozumi, Representative of UNICEF Bangladesh.