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Nicolas Cage wins UN award for humanitarian work

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    UNITED NATIONS - Nicolas Cage has won a U.N. award night for his humanitarian work and has been appointed a goodwill ambassador for the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime.
    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presented the actor and filmmaker with the U.N. Correspondents Association's Global Citizen of the Year award for humanitarian endeavors.
    Cage said his role will be "to shine a spotlight on the need for global justice."
    The Amnesty International advocate has donated $2 million to establish a fund to help former child soldiers and led a campaign around his film, "Lord of War," to raise awareness about international arms control.
    The secretary-general also presented a Global Citizen of the Year award to William Roedy, chairman of MTV Networks International, for his work to combat HIV and AIDS.

    Source: http://omg.yahoo.com/news/nicolas-cage-wins-un-award-for-humanitarian-work/32201