UN names Nicole Kidman as goodwill ambassador
Nicole Kidman is joining Angelina Jolie in the unofficial employ of the U.N. as a goodwill ambassador.
While Angelina Jolie is goodwill ambassador for children, Nicole's cause is being a symbolic representative of the United Nations Development Fund for Women whose goal is advancing women's rights and gender equality.
This is the kind of advocacy that I support for celebrities: it's not a role where they have to pretend to greater knowledge than they actually possess, they're lending their celebrity to a cause they believe in. If Nicole or Angelina does some good on behalf of their causes, they deserve big pats on the back for doing some worthwhile with the fame they have received.
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Posted by Jim at 11:10 PM