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Michael Douglas wins UNICEF campaign work award

1 of 1 Michael Douglas has been a United Nations Messenger of Peace since 1998
Michael Douglas has been a United Nations Messenger of Peace since 1998

Golden Globe winner Michael Douglas has been awarded another accolade - this time it's for his UNICEF campaign work.

Just days after the Golden Globe Best Actor win for his performance as Liberace in Behind the Candelabra, the Hollywood star was recognised for his nuclear disarmament activism.

Douglas has been a United Nations Messenger of Peace since 1998 - but his interest in nuclear issues stretches back to when he featured in the 1979 film The China Syndrome.

Picking up the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Peace Award, Douglas said: "I did a movie many, many years ago called The China Syndrome, about a nuclear power plant having a meltdown, which gave me some sense of what was going on.

"I also went to visit - my father comes from Belarus, which is downwind from Chernobyl, and that's some of the earlier ways I became involved. I got involved with the United Nations as a Messenger of Peace."

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