The press conference released a video, some screen caps below. Video follows below.
From the “anyone has to be better than sex fiend Rajenda Pacahuri” department…
Guest essay by Eric Worrall
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has named the red bird, from the blockbuster game franchise “Angry Birds”, as the new honorary ambassador for the International Day of Happiness.
18 March 2016 – The United Nations today appointed Red, the leader of the “Angry Birds” mobile game characters, as an envoy to inspire climate action toward a sustainable and happier future for all.
Red’s appointment, as Honorary Ambassador for Green, is part of a UN campaign launched today in partnership with the globally renowned characters to make a direct link between tackling climate change and people’s happiness and well-being on the occasion of the International Day of Happiness to be observed on Sunday, 20 March.
“The Angry Birds have entertained millions of people around the world – and now they are part of making the world a better place,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at a launch event at UN Headquarters in New York.
“We are proud to give Red a reason to go Green,” he said. “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.”
There is no news about how UN Climate Ambassador Leonardo DiCaprio feels about the new appointment, whether he is concerned the appointment of Red will overshadow his own role. Perhaps DiCaprio is as disappointed as I am with the UN decision – I think it would have been far more appropriate, if the honorary appointment had been awarded to Goofy.
United Nations – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appointed the Angry Birds character Red an Honorary Ambassador for Green on the International Day of Happiness. Jason Sudeikis, Maya Rudolph, and Josh Gad – some of the stars behind the upcoming animated film The Angry Birds Movie – attended a red carpet event at UN Headquarters where they asked a young audience for their support to the campaign by doing their part to make a difference on climate change.