UNICEF Goodwill Amb. Jackie Chan Visits East Timor
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Jackie Chan visits Timor-Leste
25 June 2008 - The action film star and kung fu expert Jackie Chan is on a three-day visit to Timor-Leste to promote the use of martial arts for peace, as part of his duties as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
Mr. Chan is taking part in a performance by over 3,500 martial arts students in the capital Dili and is meeting young people across the country.
The tiny South-East Asian country saw an upsurge in violent clashes in 2006 and then attacks earlier this year that left the Timorese president wounded.
Mr. Chan has been a Goodwill Ambassador for
UNICEF since 2004.