Following a story that appeared in the Mail on Sunday on August 4 2013 wrongly describing UNICEF's relationship with Emily Blunt, the newspaper has issued the following apology:

"Contrary to a story last Sunday, UNICEF has asked to make clear there has never been any decision or discussion not to involve the actress Emily Blunt in its Ambassador Programme. UNICEF hopes to work with Miss Blunt in the future.

"The story has been withdrawn and we apologise to UNICEF and Miss Blunt."