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UNICEF Goodwill Amb. Jackie Chan Visits East Timor

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Jackie Chan visits Timor-Leste

25 June 2008 - The action film star and kung fu expert Jackie Chan is on a three-day visit to Timor-Leste to promote the use of martial arts for peace, as part of his duties as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

Mr. Chan is taking part in a performance by over 3,500 martial arts students in the capital Dili and is meeting young people across the country.

The tiny South-East Asian country saw an upsurge in violent clashes in 2006 and then attacks earlier this year that left the Timorese president wounded.

Mr. Chan has been a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF since 2004.

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