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 UNICEF  NICEF has announced the appointment of Liv Tyler, along with Angela Bassett, Alyssa Milano, Isabella Rossellini and Courtney B. Vance as National Ambassadors for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. From U.S. Fund for UNICEF:

In their new roles, these widely-known figures will use their talents, fame, and deep interest in children's issues to fundraise, educate, and advocate in support of UNICEF's mission to ensure every child's right to health, education, equality and protection.

Through the years, entertainment luminaries such as Danny Kaye, Audrey Hepburn, and George Harrison have lent their stature to UNICEF and today there are more than 100 stars of stage, screen, music, sports and literature devoted to advancing UNICEF's work for children around the world.

President of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF: "Angela, Alyssa, Isabella, Liv, and Courtney have each been chosen for these posts based on their compassion, societal contributions, and proven commitment to helping children. The generosity of time, talent, and spirit of these greatly admired individuals is vital to the work UNICEF does and I know their impact will be significant in the lives of children around the world."

UNICEF holds an annual greeting card contest for children aged 13 and under. This year's winner will be flown to New York and flip the switch for the holiday lighting of the UNICEF Snowflake on Fifth Avenue on November, 20. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Liv Tyler will host the ceremony.

More to read: UNICEF press release 1, 2, more on the contest winner.