National Goodwill Ambassador
On the 1st of April 2013, UNDP Lao PDR appointed Alexandra Bounxouei as their first ever National Goodwill Ambassador. In her role as UNDP’s Goodwill Ambassador, Ms. Bounxouei will focus her advocacy work on UXO issues.
About Alexandra Bounxouei
Alexandra was born in 1987 to a musical family by a Bulgarian mother and a Lao Father. She began her singing career at an early age and released her debut album “Dream” when she was just 16. In addition to her music, she is also well known for acting in popular drama series in Thailand. Alexandra has been actively engaged in educational projects for development organization as well as for her own foundation for children with the Down syndrome. She is currently pursuing a PHD in Media Design at Keio University, Japan, as well as writing songs for the next album.
UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors
UNDP, along with other UN agencies, has long enlisted the voluntary services and support of prominent individuals as Goodwill Ambassadors to highlight these causes. Their fame helps amplify the urgent and universal message of human development and international cooperation, helping to accelerate achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.
They articulate the UNDP development philosophy and programmes of self-reliant opportunities and motivate people to act in the interest of improving their own lives and those of their fellow citizens.
They give their time freely to help UNDP in its challenging mission, and travel often to developing countries for first-hand observation so that they can bring the human development message to the industrialized world.
Alexandra Bounxouei: “People need to know about the bombs in Laos”
One year after her appointment as the National Goodwill Ambassador for UNDP Lao PDR, Lao singer Alexandra Bounxouei is more committed than ever to spread the word about the deadly legacy of unexploded ordnance in her country and to encourage donors to support the ongoing clearance works.
Interview with Alexandra Bounxouei
We spoke to Alexandra, who has just been appointed our National Goodwill Ambassador. How does she feel about her new role and how is she planning to contribute to development in Laos?
09 April 2013: Singer Alexandra Bounxouei appointed UNDP’s Goodwill Ambassador for Lao PDR