Connie Britton has been named a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Development Program.
The actress famous for her roles in "Friday Night Lights" and "Nashville" on Wednesday became the agency's tenth such ambassador, joining actor Antonio Banderas, tennis star Maria Sharapova and a handful of soccer stars.
Britton calls her appointment as goodwill ambassador "one of the greatest opportunities of my life."
She plans to focus on poverty eradication, with emphasis on women's issues. She pointed out that women do 66 percent of the world's work but make just 10 percent of the world's income.