14/08/2014 12:45 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Emma Watson Crashed The UN Ambassador Website

Emma Watson officially broke the internet this week when she made a big announcement on Twitter. Well, kind of.

The former Harry Potter actress who has just been made a Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women took to the social media site to reveal the news to her followers.

The 24-year-old tweeted: "So excited to start work with the AMAZING people at UN Women!... Going to be working for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (!!!)"

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And it seems Emma's fans were so excited by the announcement that they all took to the UN Women's website for more details - and crashed it. Whoops.

The organisation were quick to address the issue and followed Emma's tweet with one of its own, saying: "The exciting announcement of @EmWatson's appointment as our Goodwill Ambassador crashed our website! We apologise & hope to be back up soon."

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Fortunately the site it all back up and running now and we can reveal more about the actress' role. The budding humanitarian and Jennifer Lawrence face palm receiver will "dedicate her efforts as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador towards the empowerment of young women and will serve as an advocate for UN Women's HeForShe campaign in promoting gender equality."

In a press release Emma explained: "Women's rights are something so inextricably linked with who I am, so deeply personal and rooted in my life that I can't imagine an opportunity more exciting.

"I still have so much to learn, but as I progress I hope to bring more of my individual knowledge, experience, and awareness to this role."

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