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Nicolas Cage

UN Humanitarian Award

5 Dec, 2009

Secretary-General Hands Award to New Goodwill Ambassador Nicolas CageCage wins a United Nations Humanitarian Award in New York and is appointed as a UN goodwill ambassador on drugs and crime.

[My role] is to shine a spotlight on the need for global justice. My real life role as goodwill ambassador will certainly be even more challenging and meaningful than those I have portrayed on screen.

Antonio Maria Costa, executive director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime:

Nicolas Cage’s characters have exposed us to some of the darkest aspects of human nature. Now he is championing one of the most noble – the quest for justice. His star status and strong conviction on these issues will help us achieve security and justice for all.