Actor Daniel Craig becomes new UN advocate against mines

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) meets with actor Daniel Craig (centre) and designates him as the UN Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Other Explosive Hazards for the next three years. Also pictured: Agnès Marcaillou, Director of the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS). UN Photo/Evan Schneider

British actor Daniel Craig has been designated as the first UN Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards.

The UN Secretary-General announced on Tuesday during a ceremony at UN Headquarters that the star perhaps best known for his role as James Bond will help draw attention to the cause of mine destruction and mine awareness.

The UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has programmes in 40 countries and three territories.

Mark Hudson met with Daniel Craig and began by asking him about how his meeting went with the UN chief.

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