Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga has announced her collaboration with the United Nations charity.

Pop superstar Lady Gaga has teamed up with the United Nations charity on a project that she hopes will empower young people.

The 26-year-old singer took to Twittter earlier this week to announce the collaboration and insisted she wants to spread her 'Born This Way' message of compassion in her work with the charity.

"On Dec. 1 I visited Isibindi Safe Park in Naledi to speak w the children about Youth Empowerment on behalf of UN/UNICEF," she told her 31 million followers.

She continued: "I will be continuing my work with UN/UNICEF and a page documenting our progress will go up shortly.

"Teaming with the United Nations I can continue breeding our Born This Way message of compassion. #KinderAndBraverWorld."

The Paparazzi hitmaker, who is currently on tour in Africa, launched The Born This Way Foundation earlier this year. Her non-profit organisation was designed to inspire young people to better their local communities.

Gaga's mother and co-founder Cynthia Germanotta said: "My daughter's foundation was born out of her passion to create a better world where people are kinder and nicer to one another and are accepted for who they are, regardless of how different they may be.

"She has experienced many of the struggles that our youth encounter today, and identifies with the lasting effects they can have without proper support. Together, we look forward to creating a new movement that will engage and empower youth and accept them as valuable members of our society."