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亲善大使妮可 出访敏感地带科索沃
[ 2006-10-17 09:43 ]

作为联合国妇女发展基金会的亲善大使,妮可·基德曼对自己的职责没有丝毫懈怠。在参加了罗马电影节开幕式并揭幕自己新片《皮毛》之后,妮可于上周日抵达科索沃并拜访了当地民众,“我到这里考察,希望在关乎国家未来的紧要时期,能对贵国有所帮助”。科索沃形式上属于塞尔维亚的一个辖区,基德曼此次对该省的访问恰逢一个敏感期,阿尔巴尼亚人和塞尔维亚人正在就科索沃未来地位的问题进行磋商。阿方要求完全独立成一个拥有200人口省份,但塞方则坚持要求科索沃应该归属于其主权管理之下。

 

 

Australian actress Nicole Kidman waves to locals as she visits western Kosovo town of Djakovica on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006.

Nicole Kidman is playing a role that has nothing to do with movies, touring Kosovo as a United Nations goodwill ambassador to the tense province.  

"I'm here ... to learn so that I can help your country at this crucial, crucial time for the future," Kidman said after arriving Saturday, "to meet people, hear their stories and educate myself, and I suppose be a voice for you if you need it."

The actress was named goodwill ambassador of the U.N. Development Fund for Women, or UNIFEM, in January and the tour of Kosovo is her first visit in that role.

Kidman's two-day visit comes at a sensitive time as ethnic Albanians and Serbs are negotiating the status of Kosovo. Ethnic Albanians want full independence for the province of 2 million, while Serbia insists Kosovo should remain under its sovereignty.

Kosovo formally remains part of Serbia but has been run by a U.N. mission since mid-1999, when NATO forced Serb forces to halt a crackdown on independence-seeking ethnic Albanians.

(Agencies)

Vocabulary:
 

goodwill ambassador: 亲善大使

Albanian: 阿尔巴尼亚人

Serbs:塞尔维亚人

(英语点津陈蓓编辑)

 
 

 

 

 
 
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