Jan 18, 2008

George Clooney Named UN Peace Envoy


UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon designated George Clooney as a U.N. "messenger of peace" Friday to promote the world body's activities, especially in its far-flung peacekeeping missions.
The 46-year-old actor has been campaigning for an end to the 4 1/2-year war in Darfur and for humanitarian aid for the millions caught up in the conflict. He will become the ninth U.N. peace envoy.
While many U.N. agencies have goodwill ambassadors to promote activities ranging from helping children and refugees to promoting human rights, "messengers of peace" are selected by the secretary-general to promote the broader work of the United Nations.
U.N. spokeswoman Michele Montas said Clooney was recognized "for focusing public attention on crucial international political and social issues."
As a messenger of peace, he will have "a special focus on United Nations peacekeeping," Montas said.

At least George Clooney isn't quite as embarassing as, oh shall I say, Tom Cruise?

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4 comments:

David Weisman said...

At least George Clooney isn't quite as embarassing as, oh shall I say, Tom Cruise?

That should be his new slogan!

Carol said...

You think so David? LOL!

Shinade said...

I think so Carol:)! Oh Gawd to even think of Tom Cruise getting that position sends chills down my spine!!
~jackie

Carol said...

I don't think he was ever in line for that one Jackie!