Hong Kong Actress Maggie Cheung Appointed UNICEF Ambassador in China [Photo: CRIENGLISH.com]
The international film star Maggie Cheung was announced as a United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) ambassador in China on Thursday, April 29, 2010, CRIENGLISH.com reports.
A press conference was held at UNICEF's office in China. UNICEF representative Yin Yin New attended the event along with Cheung. After a simple signing ceremony and the certificate presentation, Cheung was officially made a UNICEF Ambassador in China. She promised to use her fame to improve the situation of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children in the country.
"I have long respected the work of UNICEF in different parts of the world," Maggie remarked at the event, which was held at the agency's Beijing office compound. "I am greatly honoured by this new role as a spokesperson and advocate for the most vulnerable children in China, and I'm looking forward to helping to improve public awareness on critical issues facing children."
"I've asked myself many times why I can have what every girl dreams of - beauty, fame and fortune; I have wondered why I was able to achieve this position, and now I know the reason: the thing that I'm doing right now. I've gained so much, and now it's time to give something back to society and to the people who need my help. As a well-known person, it is my responsibility to encourage the public to take more notice of the vulnerable and disadvantaged children."