Emma Watson Takes On UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Role: What Will She Be Doing?

Emma Watson has announced that she will be taking on a Goodwill Ambassador role for the United Nations' UN Women. The actress' new title will involve promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women. "So excited to start work with the AMAZING people at UN Women!" the Noah actress tweeted, confirming the news.

In a statement, Watson explained that she was honoured and humbled by the role and will look forward to being able to "make a real difference" as well as continuing her work in promoting girls' education in Bangladesh and Zambia.

The 24 year-old's responsibilities will involve working for UN Women's HeForShe campaign which encourages men and boys to stand up against inequalities faced by women and girls throughout the world.

"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," she said, via BBC News.

"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."

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UN Women is the abbreviated title of The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The role will enable the film star to highlight different issues affecting women in the world.

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director for UN Women, said: "We are thrilled and honoured to work with Emma, whom we believe embodies the values of UN Women."

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"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."

Emma Watson Museum RodinEmma Watson Has Been Named As A New Goodwill Ambassador For UN Women.


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