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Meet the newest UNICEF Global Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra

Meet the newest UNICEF Global Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra

 

Adding another feather to her success, Priyanka Chopra has been appointed as the newest UNICEF Global Goodwill Ambassador at UNICEF’s 70th anniversary event. The celebration at United Nations headquarters in New York featured UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors Ishmael Beah, David Beckham, Orlando Bloom, Jackie Chan, Angelique Kidjo and Femi Kuti along with Priyanka.

 

To express her joy, the actress tweets, "Can't believe it's been 10 years! Honoured to now serve as UNICEF Global Goodwill Ambassador along with this amazing group For Every Child." She also thanked David Beckham and Millie Bobby Brown for introducing her to the Unicef global family. 

 

 

On her appointment speech, Priyanka said: "My involvement with UNICEF began almost 10 years ago in India. Today, I stand here humbled, enriched and committed, because of it. Thank you, UNICEF, for the amazing journey so far as well as this huge honor,” said UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra. “Along this decade old journey, with UNICEF, I have been on many field trips to villages and centers across India. On those trips, I spent time with numerous young girls and their families and experienced first hand the transformative power of empowering young girls with opportunities that are rightfully theirs. Together, with my fellow, dedicated ambassadors, I am now proud to stand with UNICEF to help build a world where children’s rights are respected and protected.”

 

Celebrating her appointment, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake said, “Priyanka Chopra is already a champion for India’s children -- and as a UNICEF global Goodwill Ambassador, she will be a force for children and adolescents everywhere.

 

On the work front, Priyanka Chopra is currently seen in crime drama Quantico. She will also be making her movie debut in Hollywood with Dwayne Johnson in Baywatch.

 

 

 

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