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Neymar Jr.

© UN Photo/Elma Okic

The Brazilian football player Neymar Jr. became the new ambassador of the charity Humanity & Inclusion (HI) on August 15th 2017. An event was organised in Place des Nations in Geneva on this occasion. Through this partnership, Neymar is using his huge fame for a good cause: to support the most vulnerable people in the world, people with disabilities in poor countries, victims of conflicts and natural disasters.

The first action of Neymar Jr. as an ambassador of HI was to send a message of support to people with disabilities across the world. At place des Nations in Geneva, the football player went on the top of the Broken Chair monument. Broken chair is the work of the Swiss artist Daniel Berset, erected twenty years ago by HI in front of the United Nations headquarters to call for a ban on antipersonnel landmines. While at the top of the iconic sculpture, Neymar Jr called for more inclusion of people with disabilities in society. Symbolically, this message took the shape of a football with the logo of HI on it. The ball was kicked in the flags alley situated in front of the Palace of Nations.

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