Connie Britton has made it official, she is now a UN Goodwill Ambassador! The Nashville star will be the the ambassador for the United Nations Development Program.
The fan favorite who recently joined Twitter, tweeted, “So honored and thrilled to be new @UNDP Goodwill Ambassador! #endpoverty #Connie4UNDP.” Britton told the AP on her appointment,”It’s one of the greatest opportunities of my life.”
She went on to say, “In my own travels, I’ve seen many places where people are living in extreme poverty. It’s unacceptable that, in 2014, one billion people live in such conditions, and a full sixty percent of the chronically hungry in the world are women. I look forward to working with UNDP to help change this and improve the lives of vulnerable people worldwide.”
We are thrilled to have Connie Britton join UNDP’s efforts to fight poverty worldwide,” added UNDP Director for External Relations Michael O’Neill. “Connie is passionately committed to humanitarian causes and she will be a great partner for UNDP, helping us raise awareness of development issues amongst the American and global public.”
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