Charlize Theron becomes UN peace envoy

November 15th, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Hollywood actress Charlize Theron has been appointed as United Nations Messenger Of Peace for her contribution in ending violence against women.

With the new title, the 33-year-old actress has joined in ranks of fellow actors George Clooney and Michael Douglas.

You have used your voice, compassion and special relationship with the public to create a better world,” Contactmusic quoted U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, as telling Theron, while awarding her the title.

The Oscar winner has founded the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project with the goal of promoting HIV/AIDS education for impoverished children and their families in South Africa. (ANI)

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