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Cate Blanchett Named UN Goodwill Ambassador

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Dan MacMedan/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Cate Blanchett has been named a global goodwill ambassador for the United Nations’ refugee agency.

“I am deeply proud to take on this role,” the Oscar winner said in a video interview shared by the UNHCR on Monday. “There has never been a more crucial time to stand with refugees and show solidarity.”

The two-time Oscar-winning actress recently returned from a mission to Jordan to meet with Syrian refugee families.

Blanchett will next be seen in the film drama Weightless, due out this year.

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