Kadim al-Sahir said as a Goodwill Ambassador, he would inspect villages and schools.
“I will visit villages to help the children who study in mud schools and are deprived of the simple rights of childhood,” he said. “My message to Iraqi officials is to take care of children … who are the shining future of Iraq.”
Both a composer and singer, al-Sahir is one of the few performers in the Arab world’s pop music scene who sing in classical Arabic.
“My hope is to draw a smile on the face of each Iraqi child,” he said.
Goodwill Ambassadors have long been a staple of UNICEF. The ambassadors visit field projects and programs around the world as a way to draw attention to children in peril and raise money for the U.N. aid agency.