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Argentine Conductor Un Concert Honour

Celebrated Argentine-Israeli conductor DANIEL BARENBOIM will direct a concert in honour of United Nations Secretary General KOFI ANNAN Annan, who will leave his post at the end of the month (DEC06) after two consecutive five-year...

Cellist Yo Yo Ma Made Messenger Of Peace

Acclaimed cellist YO YO MA has been made a Messenger of Peace by United Nations Secretary General KOFI ANNAN. The Chinese-American musician is the latest in a long line of celebrities to be honoured with...

Jay-z Plans Charity Trip

LATEST: Hip-hop star JAY-Z is planning to travel to some of the driest developing nations in the world to raise awareness about the planet's water crisis. The rap mogul met United Nations Secretary General KOFI...

Jay-z Brings Water Crisis To The Fore

Rap mogul JAY-Z is teaming up with MTV and United Nations (UN) Secretary-General KOFI ANNAN in promoting a new scheme to educate the American public on the world's water crisis. The Def Jam Records boss...

Douglas And Moby Launch Landmine Appeal

Oscar-winning actor MICHAEL DOUGLAS joined dance star MOBY to launch a new landmine campaign at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Tuesday (04APR06). The WALL STREET star, Moby, Nobel laureate ELIE WIESEL and...

Jolie And Pitt Meet Annan

Movie star BRAD PITT met with US Secretary General KOFI ANNAN at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday (25JAN06) - fuelling speculation he is to be made a United Nations goodwill ambassador....

Bono Gets German Media Prize

Irish rock legend BONO will be presented with the German Media Prize at a ceremony in the city of Baden Baden next week (24JAN06). The U2 frontman will be honoured for his efforts to...

Annan To 'Consider' Pitt For Un Role

Hollywood heart-throb BRAD PITT is being considered as a future United Nations goodwill ambassador by Secretary General KOFI ANNAN. The FIGHT CLUB star began carrying out high profile charity work with girlfriend ANGELINA JOLIE...

Douglas Slams Un For Failing To Reach Nuclear Agreement

Oscar-winning actor MICHAEL DOUGLAS has told the United Nations (UN) it should be "completely embarrassed" for failing to reach an agreement on nuclear weapons. During a visit to the UN in New York City...

Jolie To Air Home Video From African Awareness Trip

ANGELINA JOLIE has handed over home video footage she shot during a recent trip to Africa so it can be shown as part of an awareness documentary to be aired by MTV next week....

Pollack: 'How I Won Over The United Nations'

Veteran director SYDNEY POLLACK broke UNITED NATIONS protocol when he persuaded Secretary General KOFI ANNAN to allow him to film THE INTERPRETER inside the closely guarded UN building - with the help of NICOLE KIDMAN....

Lithgow Invited To Harvard's Biggest Stage

Actor JOHN LITHGOW is to become the first non-dignitary to deliver a commencement speech at HARVARD UNIVERSITY for more than 20 years. The former THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN star, who is a Harvard...

Kidman To Be Named 'Citizen Of The World'

MOULIN ROUGE! beauty NICOLE KIDMAN will reportedly be named Citizen of the World by the UNITED NATIONS (UN) next month (DEC04). The OSCAR-winning actress will receive the prestigious award from Secretary-General KOFI ANNAN, for...

Beckham The Un Ambassador

British soccer superstar DAVID BECKHAM has been appointed a UNITED NATIONS (UN) ambassador. The ENGLAND captain's first mission will be to go to Africa in the new year (05) to encourage impoverished children to...

Winfrey Honoured By Un

Talk show queen OPRAH WINFREY was honoured by the UNITED NATIONS for her philanthropic efforts in education in New York on Thursday (30SEP04). Winfrey helps students through her various charitable organisations: THE OPRAH WINFREY...

Un Starstruck By Kidman And Co

UNITED NATIONS staff have been left star-struck after the decision to allow NICOLE KIDMAN and SEAN PENN to shoot their new movie in the UN's New York headquarters. UN Secretary-General KOFI ANNAN last week...

Pavarotti Wedding Attracts Veteran Stars

Tenor LUCIANO PAVAROTTI will be joined by a host of veteran pop stars when he marries long term love NICOLETTA MANTOVANI in their native Italy tomorrow (13DEC03). The NESSUN DORMA singer's pals SIR ELTON...

Bono Calls For Aids Relief

U2 frontman BONO has urged America to dig deep and help African AIDS relief - and thus improve America's image internationally. The Irish singer and humanitarian spoke last night (9OCT03) at a New York...

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