Daniel Craig was given “a license to save”

Daniel Craig was given “a license to save”

April 15, 2015 0 By 007 Travelers

What: Daniel Craig Designated UN Global Advocate for Mine Elimination

Where: United Nations headquarters in New York

When: 14 April 2015

Sources: UN News Centre, Daily Mail

UN Photos: 
Mark Garten and Evan Schneider

Other photo credits:
AP, AFP/Getty Images, REUTERS, Alamy Live News,
Brittany Somerset/Demotix

The United Nations gave Daniel Craig a ‘license to save’ by appointing him as the first global advocate for the elimination of mines and explosive hazards. He will spend the next three years raising awareness for the U.N. Mine Action Service and political and financial support for the cause. The U.N. Mine Action Service has been working to clear mines, educate on their risks, assist their victims, destroy stockpiles and advocate for the elimination of landmines and explosive hazards since 1997.


Photo: UN / Evan Schneider


Photo: UN / Evan Schneider

“You have been given a license to kill (as James Bond), I’m now giving you a license to save” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Daniel Craig at United Nations headquarters in New York.

Photo: UN / Evan Schneider

Photo: UN/Mark Garten

 “I am honored to accept this role, I’m humbled that I will get the chance to work next to people who are risking their lives every day to help ordinary people live ordinary lives,” said Daniel Craig. “I will do my very best.”

Photo: UN / Evan Schneider
 Daniel Craig continued: 
“The briefing from the Secretary-General, and from all of the United Nations staff I have met, demonstrated the enormity of the task. The use of improvised explosive devices in Iraq, Somalia and Mali; the widespread use of ‘barrel bombs’ in Syria, and the landmine contamination in Cambodia, Colombia and Afghanistan must all be addressed simultaneously. It is a big job. The United Nations needs political and financial support to succeed.”

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