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Orlando Bloom: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador!

Orlando Bloom: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador!

Orlando Bloom has been appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, in recognition of his commitment to the rights of children around the world.

“I look forward to working with UNICEF as they continue to make the world a better place for children,” says the 32-year-old British actor who has already seen the work UNICEF is doing in Nepal, Russia, and Sarajevo. “UNICEF doesn’t just deliver humanitarian aid, which is what they are known for all over the world. They also educate and provide tools which help women and children face challenges specific to their own lives. I responded to how UNICEF works as much as I did to the work itself. I look forward to learning more and to supporting UNICEF any way I can.”

To celebrate 20 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Orlando will, this week, record a PSA for UNICEF on the importance of clean and accessible drinking water.

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68 Responses to “Orlando Bloom: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador!”

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  1. 1
    U Says:

    Awesome! :)

  2. 2
    allspice30 Says:

    Congrats Orlando! We know you will do Unicef and the children good with your new role as Ambassodor!

  3. 3
    LuckyL Says:

    Well I’m glad all these a**holes are getting off their butts now <3

  4. 4
    ???? Says:

    congratulation

  5. 5
    PotcLuva Says:

    wow that’s so great for him, glad he’s doing it

  6. 6
    your daily dose of.... Says:

    Yeah I’m sure the positive publicity and attention has nothing to fo with his motivation.

  7. 7
    lilyrose Says:

    You’re wonderful, Orlando. God bless you.

  8. 8
    dabu Says:

    @your daily dose of…

    So what if he does get attention and publicity? Maybe enough people will donate or become aware that a few children that would have died might otherwise live.

  9. 9
    baby Gone Says:

    At least he’s gettin’ attention for something worthy and positive and not for merely gossip….

  10. 10
    @your daily dose of Says:

    I see I didn’t have to hold my breath for long until someone twisted these news to make him look evol.
    You don’t get named UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for posing smiling with a kid here and giving some dollars there. It’s given to those who really work and are involved in the cause.

  11. 11
    love Angelina Says:

    Yes, it catching on…………….for all the stingy millionars out there just banking all thier money it’s nice to read someone besides Brad and Angelina doing some good.

  12. 12
    I n F a m o u s l y C o o l Says:

    what “celeb” isn’t nowadays? not impressive.

  13. 13
    There is someone Says:

    @I n F a m o u s l y C o o l:
    Tom Cruise only promotes and donates to his Scientology cult, that’s who.
    Congratulations, Orland, It’s always better to garner attention for doing something good for others than for getting drunk at a club.

  14. 14
    Mandy Says:

    He’s so cool. Good work Orly!

  15. 15
    um, yea Says:

    @#10-
    um, yea, actually celebrities DO get named just for posing and getting their pictures taken in these places, and then partying about it later for the press. You think they actually get their hands dirty by digging new latrines!? HAHAHAHAHAHa. Psst. This is an honorary PR celebrity title honeys. Bloom ain’t picking up a new 9-5 save the world position at HQ you know, though he sure could use a legitimate job now. No, his career is flatlining again, so its time to pull out the sweet papfests and charity gigs to prop himself up. Hook, line, sinker. But hey, goodwill away, Bloom’s fans have never been known for their smarts.

  16. 16
    sigh Says:

    Yeah because he’s always clubbing. Always meaning three times a year.

  17. 17
    @15 Says:

    From all your post the only thing I managed to make out is that he’s a monster because he has a girlfriend.
    It’s ridiculous, now we have to defend him from being named UNICEF Ambassador LOL!

  18. 18
    lol! Says:

    WOW!
    This fandom can even make people doing good work seem evil.
    LOL!
    He doesn’t take a camera crew with him like certain other celebs. The only reason that we know he went to Nepal is through UNICEF, not Entertainment Tonight. he has been to Nepal several times, and helping people is nothing new to this young man. As everyone who has ever known him has said time and time again…he is a truley good person. I know that some people just can’t understand what that means, but please try.
    He is using his celebrity to bring awareness to a cause. Only really hateful people could see anything wrong with what he is doing.

  19. 19
    what have you.... Says:

    He’s been doing things for UNICEF for quite some time without the publicity.

    To those of you who find bad in the good, I have to ask: What have you done good lately?

  20. 20
    citylove Says:

    Orlando ! It’s cool that he’s doing another project with unicef. He seems to love a lot doing this kind of thing

  21. 21
    LYNN Says:

    Thank You , Orlando Bloom. So Proud that you accepted the job. You make UNICEF and the children happy . I know Angie and Brad will be congratulation you. AGAIN THANK YOU.

  22. 22
    sasha Says:

    Young, rich and famous doesn’t often translate into doing good deeds.
    Good guys are not that common in Hollywood.
    Good for Orlando for being the exception to the rule.

  23. 23
    Who cares? Says:

    Who cares what motivates Bloom or any other well-known celebrity to lend their name/time to something this worthwhile. If it helps any kids who need help, then I say “good on him.”

  24. 24
    your daily dose of.... @17 Says:

    @17
    No one mentioned anything about a GF sweety…….. she has nothing to do with this, I’m not sure why you brought her up.

    I’m not saying that PR is the only reason he did it, or that what he’s doing isnt a good thing, but I’m sure PR it had somepart in it. And if it did it doesnt have to mean that his actions arent genuine. He may very well care about UNICEF.

    I wish his fans would stop thinking the sunshines out of his ass and that he can do no wrong. No one is perfect and there is nothing wrong with pointing out that he isnt either.

  25. 25
    @24 Says:

    But why can’t the haters admit that he has done a good thing, without twisting it into something else?
    “He may very well care about UNICEF.”
    Such cynicism.
    Yeah, I’d say that making several trips to some one of the most remote areas on the planet, to bring awareness to a cause indicates that he cares.
    If he wanted PR, he would have travelled to Nepal with a camera crew, and not the single UNICEF photographer. He did all of this good work under the radar, and you still claim that he did it for publicity.
    We have never said that he is perfect. But can’t you just ONCE admit that he isn’t such a bad guy?

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