UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Antonio Banderas says poverty prevents people from being all they can be. That's why he's becoming a global advocate for the poor.
The United Nations has named the actor a U.N. Goodwill Ambassador for the fight against poverty.
Banderas will be working on the Millennium Development Goals. The set of eight globally agreed targets are aimed at cutting world poverty in half by 2015. The program will combat hunger, disease, illiteracy, environment degradation and discrimination against women.
Banderas says he'll push for action at all levels of society with a particular focus on Africa and Latin America.
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