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Santa Angelina Worried About North Koreans!


While Angelina Jolie was in Seoul, South Korea to promote Salt, the actress had the opportunity to learn about North Korean defectors from officials in the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees!

She reveals:

“They spoke a lot about the concerns about people being persecuted when they are sent back to North Korea. I’m very concerned about the people. I learned today about them gaining citizenship and crossing into South Korea. The UNHCR practices quiet diplomacy in which they do more than they talk about.”

Could they have chosen anyone better to be a goodwill ambassador?

She's amazing!

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Don Cheadle Named U.N. Goodwill Ambassador

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On Saturday, UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner announced that actor Don Cheadle would serve as a U.N. Environment Program Goodwill Ambassador.

In accepting this honor, Don will fight climate change and promote environment conservation around the world.

He already started by naming a baby gorilla Zoya, a name that internet users chose as part of a UNEP awareness program.


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Annie Lennox Named UN AIDS Goodwill Ambassador!

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Singer Annie Lennox was named a UN AIDS goodwill ambassador today, pledging to address the "daily brutality faced by millions of women and girls" who suffer from the disease.

No stranger to advocacy for AIDS research, her "SING" campaign raises awareness for AIDS-infected women in southern Africa. She says:

“If we are to end the cycle of human devastation triggered by the AIDS epidemic, we must address the rights of women and girls and challenge their second class citizen status, which puts them at greater risk of HIV.”


Good for Annie!

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Don Cheadle = Goodwill Ambassador!

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Congrats! Well deserved!

Don Cheadle has been bestowed the honor of being named the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador For The Environment.

After Don joined forces with the U.N. last year to lead their climate change campaign, he has done some amazing work, including speaking to leaders and having them agree to signing a treaty limiting greenhouse gas emissions.

For all his efforts, Don is receiving his new title and his promotion will be celebrated in Rwanda next month.

Very nice!

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Brad Pitt's Brother Appointed Goodwill Ambassador To Tanzania!

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Wow! What an honor!

While Brad Pitt and his family are stranded in Europe because of the pesky volcanic ash still in the air and grounding planes, his younger brother, Doug Pitt, has been named the first Goodwill Ambassador to the United Republic of Tanzania by the country's President, Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete!

Kikwete says:

"He is natural in a sense that he is a person that has been to the country, knows the country and loves the people. We are quite confident that he is going to do the job that he's expected to do and he's going to do it very well."

Pitt is a photojournalist and apparently runs a charity that supplies African countries with fresh water!

Congratulations are certainly in order! We bet he's going to do a fantastic job!

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