[ 2009-10-13 14:05 ]
Orlando Bloom named UN ambassador
Unicef said the star of Lord Of The Rings and Pirates Of The Caribbean would work to help poor children and raise awareness of the organisation..
The 32-year-old's first task will be to film an appeal about the importance of clean water supplies.
Bloom, regarded as one of the world's most popular male celebrities, said he wanted to be an active ambassador for Unicef. He said: "I look forward to working with Unicef as they continue to make the world a better place for children."
Bloom, who was born in Canterbury, Kent, has been involved with the organisation since 2007, when he visited schools and villages in a remote area of Nepal to support sanitation and education programmes. He has also visited Moscow and Sarajevo on behalf of Unicef.
Past ambassadors include David Beckham, Audrey Hepburn, Roger Moore, Vanessa Redgrave, Shakira and Ryan Giggs.
（Source: BBC News，英国使馆文化教育处提供）