Actor Clooney Appointed Un Messenger Of Peace

by | 19 January 2008

Hollywood actor George Clooney has been appointed a United Nations (UN) messenger of eace.

The world body selected Clooney to join seven other famous figures from around the world to help spread awareness of issues such as human rights, disarmament and inter-cultural dialogue.

Clooney, who has campaigned for an end to violence in Sudan's western region of Darfur, will be tasked with highlighting the organisation's work in the field of peacekeeping

Speaking about the appointment, UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon said: "You have seen first-hand the pain experienced by the victims of war and made it your personal mission to help end violence and human suffering."

He also praised the Oceans Eleven star's efforts in raising awareness about Darfur.

On hearing of the designation, the actor said: "I am deeply honoured to receive this appointment. I look forward to working with the United Nations in order to build public support for its critically important work in some of the most difficult, dangerous and dire places in the world."

Previously, Clooney teamed up with fellow celebrities Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Don Cheadle to launch a campaign entitled Not On Our Watch in order to focus attention on ending mass atrocities in the world.

A spokesperson for the UN said he would officially begin his role after a ceremony at the organisation's headquarters on Jan 31st.



19/01/2008 11:19:07


Contactmusic

Tags: George Clooney - Brad Pitt - Matt Damon

Advertisement

More George Clooney

George Clooney is Deserved Recipient of Golden Globes' Lifetime Achievement

George Clooney, the Oscar-winning actor and producer, is to be honoured with a lifetime achievement award at next year's Golden Globes. Clooney will pick up...

George Clooney Set To Receive The Cecil B. DeMille Award at The 2015 Golden Globe Awards

At the moment George Clooney’s personal and professional life couldn’t be going any better! As well as preparing to marry Amal Alamuddin in Venice, Italy,...

George Clooney to Star in Special Episode of 'Downton Abbey'

George Clooney, the Oscar-winning American actor, has signed on to star in a special episode of ITV's 'Downton Abbey'. Clooney will play a visiting guest...

George Clooney Plans To Tie The Knot With Amal Alamuddin In Italian Wedding

Ever since news broke that Hollywood lothario George Clooney got engaged to his British girlfriend Amal Alamuddin in April, there has been hardly any details...

Advertisement

George Clooney Going after News Corp with Phone Hacking Movie

Oscar-winner George Clooney is ready to put the disappointment of The Monuments Men behind him and dive straight back into directing, helming a film about...

George Clooney To Take On Phone Hacking Scandal On Big Screen

Uh-oh, bad day to be a journalist involved in the phone hacking scandal; George Clooney is coming for you. The actor-turned-director has chosen the events...

George Clooney Still Suffering From Back Injury Sustained In 2005 Movie 'Syriana'

Almost ten years have passed since George Clooney executive produced and starred in the Oscar-nominated thriller film 'Syriana,' and he is still suffering from the...

How Sandra Bullock Became The Highest Paid Actress In Hollywood

The results of Forbes annual celebrity rich list are in and it is with a certain amount of surprise thatSandra Bullockwas the highest paid film...

Advertisement

Comments

George Clooney Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on George Clooney

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All