LONDON, July 9 (UPI) -- Emma Watson crashed the United Nations' website Tuesday after announcing on Twitter she had joined the organization as a Women Goodwill Ambassador.
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"Being asked to serve as [a] UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador is truly humbling," the recent Brown grad said of her appointment. "Women's rights are something so inextricably linked with who I am, so deeply personal and rooted in my life, that I can't imagine an opportunity more exciting."
Watson is the first appointment of the United Nations' new under-secretary-general and executive director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.
"The engagement of young people is critical for the advancement of gender equality in the 21st century," Mlambo-Ngcuka said. "I am convinced that Emma's intellect and passion will enable UN Women's messages to reach the hearts and minds of young people globally."