Indian Actress Priyanka Chopra has been appointed as United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) newest Global Goodwill Ambassador.
The decision was announced by the world-renowned soccer player David Beckham and British actress Millie Bobby Brown on 12 December 2016 on the eve of UNICEF’s 70th anniversary at United Nations headquarters in New York. Also present at the grand affair were other UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors such as Orlando Bloom, Jackie Chan, Ishmael Beah, Kidjo and Femi Kuti.
While accepting the esteemed honour, the actor thanked UNICEF for the experience she had gained through field trips to villages and centers across India and the work they had achieved in the country. She further pledged to become a driver of change and work towards ensuring that every child’s voice is heard and that their rights are protected and respected world over.
Priyanka was previously appointed as UNICEF’S National Ambassador in India in 2010 with the responsibility of working on issues related to child rights and adolescence. She has also been associated with several other causes including that of women’s rights, environment, health and education and most importantly gender equality and gender pay gap.
Her recent honour comes after her mega success internationally courtesy her American television show Quantico. She will also be making her Hollywood debut with the movie Baywatch, which also stars Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron. Besides this, her work in Bollywood has been nothing less than exemplary.