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Banderas appointed UN Goodwill Ambassador

March 18, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Antonio Banderas hopes to use his star power to fight poverty, among other things.The United Nations has named the actor a U.N. Goodwill Ambassador .

Banderas will be working on the Millennium Development Goals. The program aims to combat hunger, disease, illiteracy, environment degradation and discrimination against women.

Banderas says he'll push for action at all levels of society with a particular focus on Africa and Latin America.