Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has been chosen as the Global Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF. She was honoured with the position by superstar footballer David Beckham and 12-year-old actor Millie Bobby Brown, at a celebration observing 70 years of the children’s agency.
Priyanka Chopra, in her official statement, said that she is excited to work with the organization as it is the way she would be able to serve her homeland. Ms. Chopra also shared the stage with the industry’s bigwigs like Jackie Chan, Orlando Bloom and David Beckham among others.
During her speech, the Quantico star said;
“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 firsthand 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.
“My wish for children is freedom. The freedom to think, the freedom to live. I, we ask you to join us today to become the collective voice of the oppressed children across the world in our fight against injustices that they have to endure every day. Let’s choose humanity, let’s choose to act now, let’s choose to fight now and lets choose to ensure a better world for our children, their children and the generations to come,” she added.