Leonardo DiCaprio named U.N. messenger of peace for climate

September 16, 2014 6:51 PM

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Leonardo DiCaprio named U.N. messenger of peace for climate

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Hollywood actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio has been named a United Nations Messenger of Peace, a post he will use to raise awareness about climate change, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday.

DiCaprio will address a U.N. summit meeting on climate change on Sept. 23, a day before the U.N. General Assembly's annual gathering of world leaders begins. Many leaders from the 193 member states of the United Nations are expected to attend the climate session.

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