Goodwill Ambassador for the Culture of Peace
Kim Phuc Phan Thi was designated as UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for culture of peace in November 1997, in recognition of her courage and generosity in promoting a culture of peace through reconciliation and tolerance.
Kim Phuc Phan Thi is best known as the nine-year old child running away from a napalm attack, depicted in the Pulitzer Prize winning photograph “The Terror of War” taken by photographer Nick Ut during the Vietnam War in June 1972.
Through the Kim Foundation, she supports children who are victims of war by providing medical and psychological support in order that they overcome their traumatic experiences.
In recognition of her life dedicated to the promotion of peace, Kim Phuc Phan Thi received the Dresden Peace Prize 2019, which honors individuals for their work to promote peace.