Emma Watson

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Emma Watson is an English actress and model born in 1990 in Paris, France. Watson initially became well known for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movie series. She has also appeared in films such as Ballet Shoes, The Tale of Despereaux, My Week with Marilyn, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Bling Ring, and This is the End. Awards Watson has won include a Young Artist Award, National Movie Ward, Capri Art Film Festival Award, and Teen Choice Award.

7 Jul, 2014

UN Goodwill Ambassador


UN Women, the UN’s gender-equality entity, names Watson the new Goodwill Ambassador. Watson will work on the organization’s women’s-empowerment campaign, HeForShe, and is the first to be appointed under the leadership of Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Under Secretary-General and executive director of U.N. Women. Mlambo-Ngcuka believes that Watson’s “intellect and passion” embodies the values of U.N. Women, and that her experience promoting girls’ education in countries such as Bangladesh and Zambia, will help spread the organization’s mission.

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.  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.


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