Acclaimed actor of stage, screen and television, Daniel Craig has more than 60 film credits to his name, most recently in the iconic role of James Bond. Mr. Craig has promoted a number of human rights causes throughout his career, such as HIV/AIDS discrimination, bullying, violence against women, and disadvantaged youth. He has also promoted campaigns to promote disaster relief efforts, to fight against poverty and homelessness and he has spoken out about for conservation and the environment.
In April 2015, Mr. Craig was designated as a United Nations Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards, helping to raise awareness of the “More than Mines” campaign.
“More than Mines”
Every year, mines, explosive remnants of war, unexploded ordnance, unsafe munitions depots, cluster bombs and improvised explosive devices kill or injure thousands of people worldwide. The human toll in terms of death and injury is dreadful. The disruption to lives and livelihoods are equally devastating. These explosive hazards close roads, prevent children from going to school and impede humanitarian access. They stop farmers from working the land, hampering economic and social development and effectively robbing people of their sources of income. Their presence delays reconstruction and breeds insecurity. They block the delivery of humanitarian aid, the deployment of peacekeepers and long-term development.
For further information on the “More than Mines” campaign, visit the website of the United Nations Mine Action Service: www.unmas.org