Goodwill Ambassadors and Patrons
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark became a Patron of UNFPA to support the agency's work to promote maternal health and safer motherhood. Through her foundation, The Mary Foundation, she works to advance humanitarian, health and social issues to improve lives of children, adults and families.
Catarina Furtado was born 25 August 1972, in Lisbon, Portugal. She studied journalism at CENJOR, in Portugal, and became a successful television presenter. She produced and hosted a series of TV documentaries that introduced Portuguese audiences to maternal health and youth issues in countries such as Cape Verde, Guinea, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe, and Timor-Leste.
Goedele Liekens is a well-known television personality in Belgium. Her television career began in 1986. Before then, she was a successful psychologist. She has made the understanding and improvement of human sexuality and relationships the focus of her professional life. She wrote the best-selling book, "69 Questions about Sex," and created a therapy video series with Dutch sexologist Jelto Drenth. She has written extensively for women's magazines.
Princess Basma is commited to furthering the aims of the Jordanian National Population Commission (NPC). She actively supports the development and implementation of the National Population Programme, including Jordan’s first National Population Strategy. Princess Basma became a member of the Board of Trustees of the United States-based Population Council in 1996.