It looks like Daniel Craig will detonate bombs both on-screen and off!
At the United Nations‘ New York offices on Tuesday, the 47-year-old was appointed the first global advocate for the elimination of mines and explosive hazards by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon!
Among his duties, the British hunk will spend the next three years raising awareness for the U.N. Mine Action Service!
Ki-moon humorously gave 007 the honor by saying:
“You have been given a license to kill [as James Bond], I’m now giving you a license to save.”
The actor was beyond thrilled with his new job!
“I am honored to accept this role, I’m humbled that I will get the chance to work next to people who are risking their lives every day to help ordinary people live ordinary lives├óΓé¼┬ª I will do my very best.”
Craig’s new position is no laughing matter as landmines have claimed the lives of innocent citizens all around the world.
The Spectre star shared:
“The use of improvised explosive devices in Iraq, Somalia and Mali; the widespread use of ‘barrel bombs’ in Syria, and the landmine contamination in Cambodia, Colombia and Afghanistan must all be addressed simultaneously. It is a big job. The United Nations needs political and financial support to succeed.”
According to the U.N., last year they destroyed more than 400,000 land mines and more than 2,000 tons of ammunition!
Hopefully with Daniel on board, they will increase those numbers for years to come!
[Image via Ramey Pix.]