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Leonardo DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace | The AP

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Leonardo DiCaprio’s movie roles have made him an international star, but his long and little-known commitment to preserving the global environment has led to his new role – as a U.N. Messenger of Peace.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced that the 39-year-old American actor will join 11 other prominent world figures who advocate on behalf of the U.N. as Messengers of Peace including Stevie Wonder, Michael Douglas, George Clooney, Brazilian author Paulo Coelho, primatologist Jane Goodall and conductor Daniel Barenboim.

Ban told a news conference that the Dicaprio “is not just one of the world’s leading actors” but he has “a longstanding commitment to environmental causes.”

For more on this story, visit: Leonardo DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace – WFSB 3 Connecticut.

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