Beyond the glamour of the red carpet and the clamor of fans at a rock concert, an elite group of celebrities have gotten so involved in diplomacy that they are eclipsing true diplomats.

"You know the Secretary General very often tells me, 'You know, whenever there is an opportunity we need a star.'&He says, 'Every time a star speaks, what I have to say just disappears, it has absolutely no meaning, no one listens to me, but people will listen to the star, will listen to the celebrity,' said U.N. spokesperson Michele Montas.

Nowadays these celebrities are taking on increasingly complex and...

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