Adults who perform outstanding work for the rights of the child and/or World’s Children’s Prize can be invited to become Patrons of the World’s Children’s Prize.
Who do you think should be invited to become a Patron of the World’s Children’s Prize? Send us your suggestions!
Ahmed Kathrada. The late freedom and democracy fighter and political prisoner.
Alek Wek, activist and model, South Sudan/UK
Björn Larsson, World’s Children’s Prize International Ambassador and CEO of the ForeSight Group
Carol Bellamy, former executive director of Unicef, USA
Desmond Tutu, the late Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, anti-apartheid activist and Nobel Peace Laureate, South Africa
Eva Reimers, Director of Communication at Apotekens Service AB. Former Board member of the WCPF.
Göran Persson, former Prime Minister, Sweden
Graça Machel, child rights champion, Mozambique and South Africa
Helena Karlén, Founder, ECPAT Sverige
HRM Queen Silvia, Sweden
Iqbal Surve, Business Leader and Philanthropist, South Africa
Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize Laureate (Economics), USA
José Ramos Horta, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Ken Wilber, Philosopher, USA
Loreen Talhaoui, singer, Sweden
Malala Yousafzai, UN Ambassador for Peace.
Mark Drewell, former Chair WCPF, Senior Partner, The ForeSight Group
Nelson Mandela. The late freedom fighter and President of South Africa.
Olara Otunnu, former UN Under- Secr. General and Special Representative of the Secr. General for Children and Armed Conflict, Uganda
Oren Lyons, Chief, Onondaga Nation, USA
Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister, Sweden
Vivane Senna, Ayrton Senna Institute. Brazil
Xanana Gusmão, former freedom fighter and President, now Prime minister, East Timor
Åsa Regnér, Sweden’s Minister for Children
National Patrons In some WCP countries we invite national patrons to support the World’s Children’s Prize. Here are some of them:
IndiaJagdish Gandhi, Founder of City Montessori School
Chitra Narayanan, Ambassador
Kadar Asmal, Former Minister of Education
Naledi Pandor, Former Minister of Education
Queen Mother Semane Bonolo Molotlegi, Royal Bafokeng Kingdom
Ola Andersson, Former secr. general of Save the Children
Alice Bah Kuhnke, social entrepreneur, Minister of Culture
Kjell Bergqvist, Actor
Monica Dahlström-Lannes, former police officer, children’s rights activist
Elisabeth Gerle, Former chairperson of Children’s World
The late Bo Kärre, former Director of Information, Sida
Suggest a Patron Who do you want to see as a Patron of the World’s Children’s Prize? Send your suggestion to us!