The Paris Saint-Germain star was first met last year by the organization to discuss access to prostheses for amputee children and has been named as their ambassador.
Brazilian forward Neymar has become an ambassador for Handicap International.
Handicap International said Neymar, “is lending his huge fame to a good cause: empowering the most vulnerable people in the world, people with disabilities living in poor countries, victims of conflicts and natural disasters.”
Neymar, who made a world-record €222 million move from Barcelona this summer appeared in Switzerland, wearing a T-shirt with “repair lives” written on the front, standing on top of a 39-foot wooden sculpture entitled “Broken Chair,” which the organisation said was “erected 20 years ago by Handicap International in front of the United Nations headquarters in Geneva to call for a ban on antipersonnel landmines.”
He told reporters at the event: “I would like to begin by thanking you all for what you do for the least visible in the world, so they become more visible. I have to say that I am very pleased to be here and to be the new ambassador.
“I hope this will be a very successful partnership and that we will be able to help a large number of people. Millions want their rights, they want to be treated better. That’s what we are here for and that is what our aim is.”
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