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Netflix star Millie Bobby Brown, 14, named youngest-ever UNICEF envoy

Updated: 2018-11-21 09:49

Millie Bobby Brown, the teenage star of Netflix series "Stranger Things", poses at UN headquarters after being named the UNICEF'S youngest ever Goodwill Ambassador in New York, US, November 20, 2018. [Photo/Agencies]

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations children's agency UNICEF appointed Millie Bobby Brown, the star of hit Netflix series "Stranger Things", as its youngest ever goodwill ambassador on Tuesday and the 14-year-old had a message for world leaders: "Listen to us."

"I want to raise issues about education and violence and ending bullying and ... making sure children have a safe environment and clean water," Brown told Reuters at the United Nations. "But I'm still learning what I feel passionate about."

Emmy-nominated Brown, who plays a girl with special powers who tries to help rescue a missing boy in "Stranger Things", has spoken out in the past against bullying and last year deleted her Twitter account after a slew of hate-filled comments.

Her appointment as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador marked World Children's Day and comes after Brown co-hosted UNICEF's 70th anniversary celebrations in New York in 2016, interviewing David Beckham on stage.

When asked if she had a message for world leaders, Brown told Reuters: "Listen to us. Youth is very powerful."

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