French Astronaut Appointed New Goodwill Ambassador to UN

ROME (Sputnik) – Astronaut of the European Space Agency (ESA) Thomas Pesquet was appointed as a goodwill ambassador to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on the day marking 60 years for the reason that first human, Yuri Gagarin, went to house.

“On this #HumanSpaceFlight day, we are thrilled to announce that @ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet is @FAO’s new Goodwill Ambassador! Welcome on board, @Thom_astro! We are proud to make our partnership official & grateful for your efforts to ensure a healthier planet for all,” the group posted on Twitter.

The on-line welcoming ceremony for the brand new Goodwill Ambassador was attended by FAO Director General Qu Dongyu, in addition to everlasting representatives to the UN organizations in Rome from the main house powers — Russia, France and the US.

Pesquet is a member of the crew making ready for the April 22 launch to the International Space Station (ISS) as a part of the Alpha expedition and can spend six months in orbit. Among different actions, he may even be conducting world monitoring of agri-food methods, in addition to assessing the diploma of anthropogenic affect on the atmosphere and biodiversity of the planet.

The astronaut’s mission as FAO Goodwill Ambassador can be to draw the eye of the worldwide group to the difficulty of meals safety and wholesome vitamin.


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