Son Heung-Min

WFP Goodwill Ambassador 

Football (soccer) star Son Heung-Min advocates for Zero Hunger as a Goodwill Ambassador for the U.N. World Food Programme.

Son Heung-Min, the prominent English Premier League football (soccer) player for Tottenham Hotspur, who scored 23 goals in the 2021/22 season, making him one of the top scorers of the season and earning him the Golden Boot, was announced as a United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) Global Goodwill Ambassador in July 2021. 

“My own experience of overcoming enormous challenges with courage and positivity during my teenage life abroad and being away from my family, encouraged me to be able to support people in challenging situations. As a U.N. World Food Programme Goodwill Ambassador, I will be a voice to support the mission to end hunger as the pathway to global peace and stability – for the people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impacts of climate change. My passion and courage in the football field will continue to extend beyond the playing field to support U.N. World Food Programme operations,” says Son. 

What is the U.N. World Food Programme?

We’re a humanitarian organization saving lives by fighting hunger and famine around the globe. 

  • 1.5 Billionmeals delivered each year
  • 138 Millionpeople fed each year
  • 120+countries around the world
A masked worker carries a bag of food on his head
Photo: WFP/Mohammed Sami