Leonardo DiCaprio Appointed Messenger of Peace by United Nations

As a U.N. messenger with a special focus on climate change, the 'Wolf of Wall Street' actor will address the climate summit on September 23.

AceShowbiz - Leonardo DiCaprio is now a Messenger of Peace for United Nations. His first duty as a spokesperson to raise awareness about climate change is addressing the opening of the U.N. summit where 120 world leaders are expected to attend later on September 23 in New York.

"Leonardo DiCaprio is not just one of the world's leading actors," U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. "He has also a long-standing commitment to environmental causes, including through his foundation. His global stardom is the perfect match for this global challenge."

After his appointment, the actor issued a statement, "I feel a moral obligation to speak out at this key moment in human history - it is a moment for action. How we respond to the climate crisis in the coming years will likely determine the fate of humanity and our planet."

He joins celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Michael Douglas, and Charlize Theron who advocate on behalf of the United Nations on a variety of priority issues.

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