Charlize Theron Named Newest UN Messenger of Peace

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The scoop, straight from PerezHilton:

Blonde beauty Charlize Theron was just named a United Nations messenger of peace this past Friday.

Theron’s special focus will be on ending violence against women.

The messengers of peace consist of mainly 10 celebrities from films, music, sports and literature, who are responsible for promoting United Nations activities and goals through the media.

And it seems Theron cares about many causes, such as her involvement and effort to place mobile health clinics all over rural areas of South Africa, where access to health care is limited.

As for Theron’s latest role as messenger of peace, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said of the actress, “You have used your voice, compassion and special relationship with the public to create a better world.”

Let’s hope that references to Theron can now start with descriptor “UN Messenger of Peace” rather than “blonde beauty.”

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