Emma Watson Named UN Ambassador For Women
Actress turning activist as she joins push for gender equality...
Emma Watson has been named as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, joining the global organisation to promote gender equality.
The 24-year-old former Harry Potter star confirmed the news on her Twitter feed, writing: "So excited to start work with the AMAZING people at UN Women!"
The full title of the department she'll be working with is the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.
She also commented in a statement: "Being asked to serve as UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador is truly humbling.
"The chance to make a real difference is not an opportunity that everyone is given and is one I have no intention of taking lightly.
"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.
"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."
Em-Wat recently graduated from Brown University in the US and has previously been involved in promoting education for girls in Bangladesh and Zambia.
Other celebs who have served with the UN include Stevie Wonder, Drew Barrymore, Charlize Theron and - of course - Angelina Jolie.
Watson was in Paris yesterday, larking around with Jennifer Lawrence.