Actor Orlando Bloom named Unicef goodwill ambassador

October 13th, 2009 - 9:29 am ICT by IANS  

United Nations, Oct 13 (RIA Novosti) Hollywood actor Orlando Bloom has been appointed by United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) as its Goodwill Ambassador in recognition of his commitment to children’s rights, a report said.
“We are proud to have Orlando Bloom as one of the strong voices for vulnerable children,” said Ann Veneman, the executive director of the Unicef.

Bloom, who has supported Unicef’s causes since he first visited schools in Nepal in 2007, said he was looking forward to working with Unicef “as they continue to make the world a better place for children,” a report quoted him as saying Monday.

Bloom, 32, has performed in the blockbuster The Lord of the Rings and the Pirates of the Caribbean among others.

It is a common practice for the UN agencies, including Unicef, to appoint famous actors, athletes and other personalities to promote their programmes.

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