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Emma Watson named UN Goodwill Ambassador for Women

Emma Watson said she is 'very excited' to be a UN Goodwill Ambassador for Women. Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

Emma Watson has landed her first graduate job as a UN Goodwill Ambassador for Women.

The Harry Potter star graduated from Brown University in May this year after deferring some semesters to concentrate on her acting career.

Watson had already been promoting girls education in countries such as Bangladesh and Zambia, before she was offered the UN job.

Emma Watson and her Harry Potter co-stars, Daniel Radcliffe (left) and Rupert Grint (right). Credit: PA

However, the star said she "could not imagine an opportunity more exciting" than working with the UN on gender equality, as women's rights "are something so inextricably linked with who I am, so deeply personal and rooted in my life."

Her new boss, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, praised Watson for her "passion and intellect".