Carl Lewis FAO Visit: American athlete and Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis cheers with students during a visit to their school. Lewis spent two days in Haiti is his capacity as Goodwill Ambassador of FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization). Lewis is advocating the current initiative Fruit Trees for Haiti, as well as supporting the International Year of the Forest and The Race Against Hunger.
World Humanitarian Day 2011 Video "If I could change", is dedicated to commemorating those who have given their lives in humanitarian service and acknowledging those who continue to bring assistance and relief to those in need. The video features, amongst others, Carl Lewis' mission to Haiti in June 2011 where he advocated the current FAO initiative “Fruit Trees for Haiti” and visited a number of FAO emergency and rehabilitation projects aimed to re-launch agricultural production in support of earthquake-affected rural families and vulnerable populations.