Priyanka Chopra is honoured to be UNICEF Global Goodwill Ambassador
Actress Priyanka has been appointed as the UNICEF Global Goodwill Ambassador to promote child rights, at a star-studded ceremony at New York on Monday. She has already worked with the organisation on a national level for the past 10.
Priyanka took to Twitter and shared a picture of her posing with other UNICEF international ambassadors, and wrote, “Can’t believe it’s been 10 years! Honored to now serve as @UNICEF Global Goodwill Ambassador along with this amazing group #ForEveryChild.”
The ‘Quantico’ actress, dressed in an indigo Prabal Gurung outfit, attended the organisation’s 70th anniversary event at UNICEF headquarters in New York, where she was announced as the new global ambassador by British footballer David Bekham, who is also an international ambassador since 2005. Priyanka also brushed shoulders with other ambassadors like Orlando Bloom and Jackie Chan and the host for the event Millie Bobby Brown.
Speaking at the event, Priyanka said, “Along this decade old journey with UNICEF, I have been on many field trips to villages and centres 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.”
On the work front, Priyanka is currently busy with the second season of her hit American drama series ‘Quantico’. She will be making her Hollywood debut with the role of an antagonist in Dwayne Johnson starrer action comedy ‘Baywatch’. The movie is slated to hit screens on May 26 next year.