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Emma Watson Is The Next Generation's Angelina Jolie! Appointed As The UN Women's New Goodwill Ambassador!

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When you're following in Angelina Jolie's philanthropist footsteps, you're pretty much destined for greatness and that's what Emma Watson is doing!

Much like the Maleficent actress in the past, Emma was just appointed as the UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador!

In this role, the newly Brown graduate will be putting her efforts towards empowering young women and serve as an advocate for the UN Women’s "HeForShe" gender equality campaign!

Emma said of her newfound role:

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Vogue's Franca Sozzani Takes On Goodwill Ambassador Role!

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A big congratulazioni are in order for Franca Sozzani!

The Vogue Italia has been appointed as the United Nations' first ever Goodwill ambassador!

Sozzani will be responsible for the two-year platform, Millennium Development's Fashion 4 Development program, which is geared toward encouraging fashion's biggest players to work on sustainable development projects.

The program's co-founder and global chair, Evie Evangelo, divvied out deets about what they want to accomplish:

"[Fashion 4 Development aims toward] increase economic levels, decrease poverty and hunger, and help empower women in these countries."

On Thursday, Franca is expected to attend a roundtable discussion at the U.N.’s Manhattan headquarters with top designers, retailers, and U.N. officials sitting in as well.

Fashion 4 Development sounds nifty! Let's hope a lot of fashion goodness comes out of this arrangement.

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Saint Angelina Visits Somali Refugees At Tunisia-Libya Border

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Such a dangerous time for her to be taking such a trip, but these people desperately need help and she's the kind of woman who goes where she is needed.

Since February, hundreds of thousands of Libyan people have fled their country to escape the constant violence brought on by it's leader. Many of these refugees have found sanctuary in the bordering country of Tunisia and thankfully, the country has show nothing but friendship and understanding to these people.

This morning, in an effort to bring awareness to the brave people of Tunisia who have started relief operations for the refugees, Angelina Jolie visited the country and brought along with her a very important contribution from the Jolie-Pitt Foundation: safe passage for 177 people to return to their countries of origin and a brand new ambulance for one of the many relief centers aiding those Libyans who have been injured crossing the border.

In a statement about her visit, the Goodwill Ambassador said:

"The outpouring of generosity from the Tunisian people says so much for the future of this country. It is a sign of the openness sweeping across the region … We would encourage others, individuals and governments, to continue to support and assist with the needs on the ground."

Such a truly tragic situation, one we hope with the help of people like Angelina and the brave supporters in Tunisia, can come to an end soon.

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Susan Sarandon Plans To Bring Son On Unicef Charity Trip

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She's done so much good with the charity, we're happy to hear that the torch could be being passed on.

Susan Sarandon revealed to Parade Magazine that it is her fervent wish that her eldest son, Jack, travel with her on her next Unicef Charity trip. As a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, has made several excursions to far off places that have plague with famines or HIV/AIDS. As her son is an aspiring film maker, she's eager for him to have a complete world view, so that it might influence his work.

She tells the mag:

"I'm hoping that my eldest son will join me. He has expressed an interest in taking a trip with me and possibly filming. One of the things that's always been the hardest is how lonely you are when you're there and you're so emotionally involved, so to be able to have one of my kids with me, I think would be great for me and probably very educational for him. It's been really eye-opening. The reason that they send celebrities into these places is so that you can come back and speak in the first person about what you've seen. Besides that obvious reason, it's just such an education for me to really get to be in people's homes or huts and to talk to people and be able to ask questions and understand something on a personal level as opposed to just reading about it. I'm very, very grateful for the opportunities that I've had."

And we're sure all the people you've helped over the years are grateful that you still make time to do such important work. We can't wait to hear what your son takes away from the experience.

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Angelina Visits Flood-Stricken Pakistan To Raise Awareness!

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There she goes again! She's an absolute inspiration!

As we've reported, Angelina Jolie has been tirelessly trying to raise awareness for those affected by the devastating floods in Pakistan, and has flown out to the disaster-stricken country to bring focus to people in some serious need!

Funding has reportedly stalled, and the actress hopes that her presence as a UN goodwill ambassador will remind other countries that Pakistan needs their support!

She says:

"I am very moved by them and I hope that I am able to, today and tomorrow, be able to do something to help bring attention to the situation for all of the people in need in Pakistan."

We hope that her selflessness and generosity will inspire others to reach out and help those poor people suffering!

Thanks for setting such an important example, bb!

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