Goodwill Ambassadors

Cultivating and Inspiring the Good Inside All of Us.

Highlighting the personal achievements, accomplishments and ambitions of goodwill ambassadors with a supported integral development engaged in communities, states, nations and organizations to make the world a better place for everyone. "Goodwill Ambassador" is more than an esteemed honorific title, legal status and a job position, being an ambassador of goodwill is a living experience. It is both an honor and a privilege to be called to serve as a goodwill ambassador using the Honorable title.

Are you interested in being recognized as a Goodwill Ambassador? See a list of authorized, legal, licensed and registered goodwill ambassador organizations under our CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license and learn more about the different types of ambassadors that qualify for secondary and honorary commissions.

An International Civil Service Career as a Goodwill Ambassador is an Important and Significant Contribution to the People and the Planet

Since 2009, Goodwill Ambassadors of the World has represented a collective agenda based on the ideal of advocating benevolence, democracy and goodwill to solve some of the world's greatest challenges and address the global issues identified by international civil society organization advocates seeking change. Our program was originated recognizing the protagonists of social well-being, which include global and local goodwill ambassadors from a wide-range of international governmental organizations, governments, US states, nations, cities, indigenous states, non-governmental organizations (iNGO)s, civil society organizations (iCSO)s, local nonprofits and other benign non-state actors. We have recognized men and women with civil service awards on all 7 continents and in more than 200 jurisdictions, in 2021 our initiative is expanding.

Official Extralegal Title

In March 2021 our organization began cooperating in developing official title holder designations for goodwill ambassadors working with the UN, states of the United States, the Commonwealth of Nations, Latin America, exemplary organizations and other jurisdictions to both disambiguate and distinguish the honorific title prominently and extralegally.

Goodwill Ambassadors Website

This new website "Goodwill Ambassadors" is being developed to serve as an encyclopedic reference and resource guide regarding the idea of the Goodwill Ambassador in history tracing them from the beginning of civilization, in international affairs, diplomatic relations and the age of exploration. Goodwill ambassadorships date back to the days of Marco Polo and Ancient Greece. There is a lot of history about the subject.

This website will also focus on a serialized digital registry operated by the Foundation used to confirm the identity of members of the Goodwill Ambassador Civil Service Corps and other authorized partners.

Lilly Singh
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Lilly Singh (YouTube Celebrity) travelled to South Africa to meet children who are speaking out on classroom violence and bullying, as part of UNICEF’s work to end violence in schools. Photo: UNICEF | Prinsloo

Being Recognized as a Goodwill Ambassador

You do not have to be Angelina Jolie or a celebrity to become or be recognized as an ambassador of goodwill. Any individual or organization that emulates, projects and promotes themselves with positive ideals across national or international borders (including in social media) can potentially be recognized by our international civil society organization (iCSO) to legitimately use the post nominal occupational title of "Goodwill Ambassador" upon being recognized civilly [in-state] by an organization and diplomatically [extra-officially] by a head-of-state, elected official or member of the judiciary.

To be recognized as a goodwill ambassador officially with the nominal "Honorable" title as a prefix to their name most often requires being acknowledged by sitting a head-of-state, identified by a UN News Release or being cited with an award of recognition directly by our Board of Commissioners. There are no extra-legal substitutes for use of the "Honorable" title.

Those who we do recognize with an honorary or official commission to be acknowledged as civil service officers are granted letters patent warranted by their certificate, they are authorized to use a badge, obtain a Goodwill Ambassador lifetime credential (identification card), become eligible for apostillation, and can apply for an iNGO Laissez-Passer (work credential) to compliment their passport.

The Goodwill Ambassador Foundation (service commission) makes formal introductions for those going on "international goodwill missions" to the head-of-state, secretary-of-state, diplomatic officer, tribal chiefs or secretariats of more than 1,000 jurisdictions that can be recognized with a letter of credence. The Foundation also makes recommendations (nominations) for other civil acknowledgement of members deeds seeking certification and recognition.

Photo: Angelina Jolie in Davos
There are few people that are as so highly recognized in the area of goodwill diplomacy than the Most Honorable Angelina Jolie in her role with the UN where she has headed or participated in more than 250 goodwill missions addressing significant world issues. Photo: Wikipedia

Recognition is the Key to Success

With the abundant and prolific use of the keyword terminology "goodwill ambassador" since we began in the social media as the primary influencer and protagonist in civil, public and state diplomacy we have had to redevelop and reform our organization to better recognize those who have achieved their success as ambassadors and advocates based in a non-discriminatory fashion to better represent a democratic world-view. While there are so many that like to use the term, recognition has become more important to provide verificable credentials to differentiate the types of ambassadors in the world theater of benign non-state actors today.

In the past, as well as the present day, only those who are credible, neutrally aligned, and connected for the right reasons should be recognized officially as "goodwill ambassadors" and ever more frequently cause advocates engaged in promoting a wide-range of benevolent and charitable programs and projects. Political parties and religious organizations are polarizing bodies that generally cannot be acknowledged. There are many steps that are encouraged much like a modern-day author or any other professional to receive the acknowledgement they deserve unless a person is already well-known enough to be introduced.

Today there are several noteworthy organizations that have become the primary actors in creating the soft-power influence emulated by public civilian and goodwill diplomacy efforts that generate well-being in our society. Our objective has come to focus upon, acknowledge, establish and understand a Goodwill Ambassador Code of Ethics.

Social Media and Goodwill Ambassadors

Once a person becomes a goodwill ambassador, he or she needs to identify with the idea of being recognized as a "Public Figure" or "Limited-Purpose Public Figure". To accomplish this they need to identify with other like minded individuals as a goodwill ambassador, join an organization of goodwill ambassadors or work independently. Normally today this is most often accomplished by connecting, maintaining and operating in the social media; a well elaborated Facebook page, a good LinkedIn profile, a Twitter account, a website and self-promotion of their activities.

The social media is very important to goodwill ambassadors' public relations and real presence; it is also very important that those who are recognized properly present themselves and demonstrate transparency in their work.

Goodwill is the greatest asset of a corporation, nation, city or state!

Goodwill is a great personal asset and is the best route to kindness, consideration and reciprocity in a community or on a global scale. It is a characteristic that is directly connected to ethics, integrity and reputation. Goodwill ambassadors are the people that deliver greetings and presents between two unfamiliar parties that are looking for help or a relationship based on their heart, interests, ideals and values.

Goodwill Is ...

Goodwill is more than just a word, when we examine it from other cultures it takes on many meanings and concludes with many similarities. Globcal International has been focused on the development and introduction of the first international membership programs for goodwill ambassadors from organizations other than our own in the formation of the Goodwill Ambassador Foundation, the commission was established to foster and promote model sustainable development to extend and enhance the careers of our civil service membership located around the world.

Goodwill Ambassador Foundation

The Goodwill Ambassador Foundation caters to and provides services recognizing the development of global and local public figures that are called 'Goodwill Ambassadors' working in the areas of international cooperation, diplomatic affairs, peacemaking, cultural exchange and the rights of indigenous people, among other global issues that have been identified. Our online presence (Creative Commons) reflects sharing news about goodwill ambassadors and periodically our own peers working in the public and private sectors; as well as in social media based goodwill diplomacy. The project is a fellowship developed by recognized goodwill ambassadors to form mutual affinity, brotherhood and fraternity to further develop public relations benefits.

Our services are available to goodwill ambassadors from more than 1,000 cities, 250 international organizations, 200 countries, and 700 tribal nations.

The Goodwill Ambassador Foundation does not offer membership to individuals; our board of commissioners is selected based on their past deeds as a goodwill ambassador, the organization is an independent peer-reviewed commission of Globcal International which was founded by goodwill ambassadors. Today it is operated as a public policy compliance foundation, an exclusive decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) and international non-governmental organization (iNGO) that is neutral in areas of conflict, politics, religion and the state (government). In 2022 our organization will provide acknowledgements and recognition certificates based on registering their title on the blockchain.

Goodwill Ambassadors Mark and Logo (Planet Earth)
"Planet Earth" our most valuable resource, our icon, logo and mark were updated to represent the planet earth and sustainable ecological development.

Our Website, News about Global and Local Goodwill Ambassadors

In our blog and in the social media we share news and write articles that we find which is publicly accessible about the advancement of goodwill ambassadors around the world. We use several different news gathering sources including through Google News using Feedburner. The Goodwill Ambassador News Feed is one of several programmed services provided by Globcal International.

We expect our blog will improve in a relatively short time based on the development of our registry which currently includes over 200 members worldwide. Combined our website footprint involves 13 different domain names and contains over 15 GB of resources much of which will be made available publicly through our Creative Commons endeavor; while other resources encompass several exclusive sites for those recognized with credentials.

For those interested in researching this topic more there is an excellent article Goodwill Ambassador on Wikipedia and users can also search Goodwill Ambassador on Google. If you have an organization and would like to be listed or included in our website contact one of our representatives.