Farhan Akhtar made UN Women Goodwill envoy

Wednesday 10th December 2014 07:03 EST

Farhan Akhtar has been appointed as the first ever male Goodwill Ambassador by UN Women, it has been revealed. The 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' star known for his work as an actor, filmmaker and singer, will devote his efforts to promoting the empowerment of women and girls across South Asia.
The 40-year-old actor, who is running his own campaign against gender inequality named MARD, thanked UN for this honour. He said, "Firstly I would just like to say thank you to everyone at the UN for this wonderful honour. It really has been something that I have been focusing on for the last two and a half years and I feel this has really broaden the horizon and encourage me further down this path."

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