1. Pierce Brosnan Becomes Unicef Patron

    By David Winter on 2001-12-12

    Pierce Brosnan has become a Special Patron for Unicef in Ireland.

    He says his aim is to help as much as possible in Unicef's ongoing war on child poverty.

    Brosnan told Ananova: "This is something I have wanted to do for a long time, to give something back. I am especially interested in the tragic impact of who are always the innocent casualties of conflicts.

    "In the last 10 years more than two million children have died as a result of wars. More than six million children have been injured or permanently disabled.

    "My role will be to help Unicef Ireland in whatever way I can, to highlight this and to ensure that Unicef continues to be able to provide emergency relief and assistance to these children."

    Brosnan's fellow Irish movie star Liam Neeson is also a Unicef patron.

    Source: Ananova