Points to Remember:
- The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, has named Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Indigenous Peoples.
- Born on 11 December 1993 in Tlaxiaco, in the Mexican State of Oaxaca, Ms Aparicio is committed to the fight against racism and for the rights of women and indigenous peoples.
- She was chosen to play in Alfonso Cuarón’s film Roma while studying to be a teacher.
- Her performance in the film, for which she had to learn the Mixtec language of her father’s family, won her an Oscar nomination for best actress, the first indigenous Mexican woman to be so recognized by the US Academy Awards.
- TIME magazine (USA) listed her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2019.
About UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization):
- Formation: 4 November 1945
- Type: United Nations specialised agency
- Headquarters: Paris, France
- Director-General: Audrey Azoulay
- Parent organization: United Nations Economic and Social Council
Important Possible questions based on above News:
- Which Mexican actress has been named as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Indigenous Peoples? Yalitza Aparicio
- Who is the current Director-General of UNESCO? Audrey Azoulay