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Charlize Theron is a UN Messenger of Peace

Charlize Theron is a UN Messenger of Peace

Charlize Theron is designated by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as a United Nations Messenger of Peace at The United Nations on Monday in New York City. (She’s toting around Hogan’s tan messenger bag.)

Theron, 33, will have a special focus on ending violence against women by assisting Ban‘s campaign, “UNite to End Violence against Women.”

Charlize agreed with Ban to pressure Hollywood into making more movies about social issues. “I don’t necessarily want to forget that my job as an actor is to entertain,” Theron said.

“But let me tell you, there’s a tremendous feeling when you can do it with a sense of responsibility, a sense of truth, with a sense of greater truth, which is not necessarily always good to look at or nice to look at,” Charlize said.

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# 1

What a natural class beauty, i love her, she is talented, smart,low key, private and genrous, way to go girl ! congrats charlize for the UN messenger of peace !

# 2

Wow, she looks gorgeous.

# 3

She had been fighting so hard for theme and from a long time, thanks charlize for your help, and congratulations!!!!!!

# 4
Not impressed by JA @ 11/18/2008 at 7:03 am

Congrats Charlize ! A beauty with a brain. A great physique with substance !

Thanks for highlighting and fighting for the plight of women who are beaten, suffered and killed by men, usually of their entourage. Thanks for standing against domestic violence…i know you and your mother have personally lived that tragedy with your late father.

# 5

Congratulations , you are a lady

# 6

I have a lot of respect for this woman , for all what she has gone through, if i’ve lived her horryfing drama i’ll finish easily in a pschiatric hosptal or shoot myself, she handels it vey well, she succed and bringed a real lesson of courage, especially whene we hear some statement of the hollywood actresses who were born in LA and who once want to make a suicide just because there were bored….im wondering what they will have done if they were in the place of this woman living that horor, what a brave woman ,and now she is bringing her help to others who had been through these dramas, she continues her personal fight , helping theme giving theme chances.

# 7

Yay charlize ! more of charlize please jared, some fresh air breathing, some change from the usual attention media h*.

Congrats !!

# 8

love her she’s pretty

# 9

I respect her too, i admire this women for her destiny and courage , but also for her determination to fight this scourge, that she knows,
She started her fight against women violences whene she was 20 years old and did a good job through the years, i admire as well her amasing work in africa with her African outreach project with all the money she bringed to the poor african families and their child affected by aids, for building clinics in the rural poor areas, and educations, i like the way whene she was fighting she was doing it low key, keep up the good work !

Now this is a class lady ! some tabloids attention whores (hilton and co…)should take some notes , she is so naturally beautiful and so elegant .

Congratulations for being named UN Ambassador of peace !

Wow what a beautiful women ! inside and outside , if i will have a baby girl i will name her Charlize for sure .

sodarking @ 11/18/2008 at 8:57 am

OMG, she is so pretty.

Stunningly beautiful ! one of the most beautiful actresses i’ve ever seen.

Congrats charlize !

Beauty, brain and class .

I love her , she is talented she came at the place where she is now by her own hard work and not for f*cking a famous actors.

other pics @ 11/18/2008 at 9:51 am

Other pics , a picture with Charlize receiving the proclamation naming her as a United Nations Messenger of Peace from U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Asha Rose Migiro at U.N. headquarters :

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i know that what charlize joined for is for a good cause but it looks like almost every celebrity would want to join UN just to have philantrophist added to their resume.

Charlize looks so lovely. Congrats on her new job!

Charlize Theron and Princess Madeleine of Sweden are my favourites!

Kimberly said is best:

Beauty, Brains, and Class

and the first comment was also right on point, she is a private, talented women who is not fishing for attention.

See how attractive that is?

I was there at the UN yesterday covering the event .
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And I was surprise …
This lady may actually DO something to HELP.
She is not like some of the air heads I C in there.

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