Yang's new UNICEF role

10:34, April 27, 2010      

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Chinese TV anchor and entrepreneur Yang Lan has been appointed as a UNICEF Ambassador in China. The first to be given the role by UNICEF's China office, Yang said that she is delighted.

"UNICEF has a successful and wide-ranging program of cooperation with the government of China to improve the situation of children throughout the country. I am eager to lend whatever support I can," she said at the announcement ceremony in Beijing Thursday.

Yang said that she has always been concerned about the plight of women and children in China and through her own charity, Sun Culture Foundation, she is committed to poverty relief, education and natural disaster relief.

According to the agency, Yang's celebrity will be used for public advocacy on key child rights, including migrant children, children affected by HIV/AIDS and with those with disabilities.

Source: Global Times/Agencies


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