Charlize Theron named Ambassador of Peace

Charlize Theron at the United NationsCharlize Theron was named a U.N. Messenger of Peace yesterday at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The South African-born actress, now an American citizien, will have a special focus on ending violence against women. Theron grew up in an abusive household and at 15, witnessed her mother shoot her father to death in self-defence. Theron has also founded a project to promote HIV/AIDS education for children and their families in her former homeland. “You have used your voice, compassion and special relationship with the public to create a better world,” said United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. Other U.N. peace envoys include George Clooney, Michael Douglas and Jane Goodall.

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  1. Mickey Mouse of...Cosmos! • November 18, 2008 @ 12:11 PM

    »Excellent news. Charlize!Charlize!So Lovely.So nice. Oh!

  2. Nancy • November 18, 2008 @ 6:04 PM

    Wow, I thought Angelina Jolie would have been on this list…maybe she is but wasn’t mentioned…???

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