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  Shakira's made a kids' ambassador
Updated 24 October 2003, 15.44
Shakira will be working with Unicef
Pop star Shakira has been made a goodwill ambassador for the children's charity Unicef.

The Latino singer is only 26, making her the youngest celebrity the United Nations charity has ever appointed.

Unicef uses goodwill ambassadors to make more people aware of the work they do, and in the past have used Robbie Williams and Angelina Jolie.

They plan to use lots more young celebs as ambassadors to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first one.

She's the youngest ever Unicef ambassador
She's the youngest ever Unicef ambassador
In a statement released by Unicef, Shakira said: "It's rewarding to know that I join such a great list of stars supporting UNICEF, and can personally contribute to improving the lives and futures of children."

Unicef boss Carol Bellamy said: "Shakira, like all our goodwill ambassadors, was chosen based on her compassion, her involvement in global issues, her deep commitment to helping children, and her appeal to young people around the world.

"I know she'll help bring UNICEF's mission to the audience who will have the most impact on our future - young people themselves."

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