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Anggun chosen as FAO goodwill ambassador

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, September 5 2009   /  02:27 pm

JAKARTA: International recording artist Anggun has been chosen as a Goodwill Ambassador by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Also chosen were legendary athlete Carl Lewis and renowned designer Pierre Cardin. In her new role, the Indonesian singer will take part in a global effort to offer support to the hungry and impoverished worldwide. This is not the first time the UN asked Anggun to promote key programs; she was named a spokesperson for the Year of Microcredit in 2005. "Everyone can count on my continued, tireless support to FAO/United Nations' activities and worldwide campaign against hunger, to enable those living on the verge of famine to use their own two hands to resolve the problem of hunger at the roots," Anggun said. Anggun is the best-selling Asian recording artist ever outside the Eastern-Asia region. No other Asian-born artist has ever s...