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Emma Appointed UN Women Goodwill Ambassador

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UN Women, the United Nations organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, today announced the appointment of British Actress, Emma Watson, as Goodwill Ambassador.

Best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the ‘Harry Potter’ film series, the accomplished actress, humanitarian, and recent graduate of Ivy League institution Brown University, will dedicate her efforts as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador towards the empowerment of young women and will serve as an advocate for UN Women’s HeForShe campaign in promoting gender equality.

“We are thrilled and honoured to work with Emma, whom we believe embodies the values of UN Women,” stated Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women. “The engagement of young people is critical for the advancement of gender equality in the 21st century, and I am convinced that Emma’s intellect and passion will enable UN Women’s messages to reach the hearts and minds of young people globally,” added Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka.

Ms. Watson has been involved in the promotion of girls’ education for several years, and previously visited Bangladesh and Zambia as part of her humanitarian efforts.

“Being asked to serve as UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador is truly humbling. The chance to make a real difference is not an opportunity that everyone is given and is one I have no intention of taking lightly. Women’s rights are something so inextricably linked with who I am, so deeply personal and rooted in my life that I can’t imagine an opportunity more exciting. I still have so much to learn, but as I progress I hope to bring more of my individual knowledge, experience and awareness to this role,” said Ms. Watson.

Ms. Watson is the first Goodwill Ambassador appointment under Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka’s leadership.

www.unwomen.org

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15 Responses to “Emma Appointed UN Women Goodwill Ambassador”

  1. Harald the sage says:

    I wish her all the success in the world, because what this world need is courage, and I do hope she’s got it!

  2. 130671 says:

    Awesome portrait there :P

  3. Christian says:

    I just can’t explain how proud I am over her. She’s the most amazing role model anyone could have. There’s just no one like her.

  4. susang bhatt says:

    It’s really a proud filling that Emma is part another good cause.

  5. arghavanxx says:

    OMG!! This is so great! i can’t tell how much I’m proud of her! it really made my day!

  6. Kristen says:

    Emma just rocks…this is an incredible honor I am sure and no one else could be more deserving to represent equal rights for women everywhere. Go Emma!! :)

  7. jenny kenrick says:

    what is with the terrible photoshop?

  8. iman says:

    You can see from the video I am with you and care about you so sure you’ll love Aymlm answered Khvshal give you faith. I love you baby.

  9. iman falizi says:

    Hi I am so glad that you’re a women’s rights activist. I wish you success. I invite you into my home You’re too Tzfdar., We have a beautiful country ancient Persia Asar. Pop the message must have come in the mail.

  10. What a wonderful opportunity for Emma. I am very happy for her and know she bring her knoweledge and experience with her. Helping girls and women from oppression all over the world is a daunting task. I think emma is up for it. Emma you rock.

  11. Anonymous says:

    hello emma your the spitting of this angel I once met but we all know her from tv

  12. rich guy etd says:

    hello emma your the spitting of this angel I once met but we all know her from tv . she was a rascal butno one knew so your destine fro all the trimming i9n this world and next fro sure believe me in know the top of evry thing good luc!1

  13. Breeanne says:

    Has anyone seen ballet shoes? LOVE LOVE LOVE that movie!!!

  14. Breeanne says:

    Best wishes to grad Em! ;)

  15. KS987 says:

    Congratulations to Emma. :). She’s a perfect fit for the role as she’s always been an advocate of women’s rights, and now she’s taking a huge next step. She’ll do an amazing job. Truly a beautiful woman, inside and out. Good luck Emma. :)