New York City – On Friday, The United Nations has appointed United Nations has appointed Angry Birds character leader “Red” as its honorary climate change ambassador as part of the celebrations of the International Day of Happiness.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon named on Friday Red as an honorary U.N. ambassador to encourage young people to go “green” and step up action to tackle climate change.
“We are proud to give Red a reason to go Green. There is no better way to mark the International Day of Happiness than to have our animated ambassador raise awareness about the importance of addressing climate change to create a safer, more sustainable and happier future for all,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
The campaign is a partnership between The U.N. Development Program, the U.N. Foundation and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Its purpose is to ask the general public across the world to make the Angry Birds happy by taking actions on climate change.
People can then share their photos and commitments like recycling, taking public transportation and conserving water on social media platforms using the common hashtag #AngryBirdsHappyPlanet.
During the launch event, the voice actors from the upcoming Angry Birds movie, Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, and Maya Rudolph, and producers John Cohen and Catherine Winder, and hundreds of students attended. The UN chief said that the Angry Birds have entertained millions of people around the world, and now they are part of making the world a better place.
Ban claimed that there was no better way to mark the International Day of Happiness on March 20 than to have our animated ambassador raise awareness about the importance of addressing climate change to create a safer, more sustainable and happier future for all.
As part of his ambassadorial duties, Red will go on a “virtual world tour” starting March 21, highlighting various ways to take climate action. The tour will go from Paris to New York, where world leaders will sign the Paris Agreement at UN Headquarters on April 22.