Dr. h.c. Ute-Henriette Ohoven – UNESCO – Goodwill Ambassador for the program Education for Children in Need
UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Ute Henriette Ohoven seen with the Sisters of DON BOSCO and SALESIANER in Port-au Prince, HAITI
Dr. h.c. Ute-Henriette Ohoven is a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, Honorary President of the ZNS – Hannelore Kohl Foundation (President until 2011) and Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Senegal. She is married to Mario Ohoven, President of Bundesverbandes mittelständische Wirtschaft e.V. (BVMW) as well as the Europäischen Mittelstandes (EV-KMU). Ute Ohoven is the mother of four grown children.
For over 30 years, Ute Ohoven has been committed to helping humanitarian causes.
Commitment to the treatment of children with cancer at the Universitätsklinikum in Düsseldorf. Helped establish the first bone marrow donor registry in Germany.
Named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador. Her work takes on an international dimension.
Named as sole Goodwill Ambassador for UNESCO’s Education for Children in Need program. Following her naming as Goodwill Ambassador by the former UNESCO General Director, Prof. Federico Mayor, she commits fully to this program and to education for children in need worldwide.
Begins her tenure as President of the ZNS – Hannelore Kohl Foundation. Based on the invitation of former Chancellor Dr. Helmut Kohl, she becomes President of the ZNS – Hannelore Kohl Foundation. This foundation is dedicated to helping victims of central nervous system injuries and their families. In Germany, over 270,000 people each year experience serious injury to their central nervous systems through tragic accidents and must live with the difficult consequences of these injuries. Also in this function, Ute Ohoven increasingly gears her focus towards helping younger accident victims especially through stronger measures of accident prevention.
Organisation of the international UNESCO Charity-Ball
Project Work to Help Children in Need
Honors and Awards
In order to honor her humanitarian and social work, Ute Ohoven has been welcomed into the private audiences of Pope Johannes Paul II, Pope Benedikt XVI, Mother Teresa and His Holiness Dalai Lama.
Ute Ohoven has received the following awards: