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Emma Watson, the new UN Goodwill Ambassador for gender equality

Emma Watson has taken on a new role, not in a film but in countries all around the world. The extremely popular British actress has been named the new Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations’ gender equality arm, under UN Women, as the organization confirmed earlier today.
 
Made famous by her role in Harry Potter, Watson has since captured the hearts of millions, and just became a recent graduate of Brown University.
 
This marks the very first ambassador appointed under the new leadership of the department, now under Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the under-secretary-general and executive director of UN Women. It’s hard not to be excited for the young-actor, who seems to breathlessly exude charm regardless of her role, age or demeanor on and off the screen. “Women’s rights are something so inextricably linked with who I am, so deeply personal and rooted in my life that I can’t imagine an opportunity more exciting,” Watson, who will work on the organization’s women’s empowerment campaign, HeForShe, said in a statement released to the press. “I still have so much to learn, but as I progress I hope to bring more of my individual knowledge, experience and awareness to this role,” Watson said gratuitously.
 
Fans of Watson most-likely just saw her in ‘Noah’ the biblical epic with Russell Crowe, her next film ‘Regression’ is set to release in 2015, that film is currently in post-production. She will be playing the role of Angela Gray in that film when it releases next year. Watson joins fellow actors from Shirley Temple to Angelina Jolie, though in different aspects of the charitable and humanitarian efforts of the company.