Jennifer Lopez Is Getting A Post At The United Nations Foundation

The singer, actress and producer will focus on issues faced by women and girls around the world for the organization.

Jennifer Lopez is getting a new job in Manhattan -- and yes, she can ride the 6 train there.

The singer, actress and producer is becoming the first-ever Global Advocate for Girls and Women at the United Nations Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to building support for and advancing the causes of the U.N.

"Lopez’s role will focus on mobilizing action to address major challenges for girls and women around the world, in support of the U.N. secretary-general’s Every Woman, Every Child initiative," according to a U.N. Foundation press release

Lopez has been active in similar issues for some time; she and her sister Lynda co-founded a nonprofit called the Lopez Family Foundation, which focuses on improving  women and children's access to healthcare, in 2009. 

In a statement, Lopez said that her involvement in these issues stems from the birth of her twins Max and Emme in 2008.

"While some progress has been made, there is still a lot more work that needs to be done for gender equality and universal access to medical care," she said in the statement. "I am happy to be joining the U.N. Foundation and eager to lend my voice and ensure that all girls and women are safe, healthy, educated and empowered."

Lopez is delivering her first speech at the U.N. Foundation today. 

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