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Priyanka becomes UNICEF’s Global Goodwill Ambassador

 IANS |  2016-12-14 19:44:51.0  |  United Nations

Priyanka becomes UNICEF’s Global Goodwill Ambassador

Actor Priyanka Chopra, appointed as UNICEF’s newest global Goodwill Ambassador, urged people from across nations to become the “collective voice” of oppressed children in the world and join forces to leave a better future for the coming generations.

Footballer David Beckham and 12-year-old British actor Millie Bobby Brown announced Chopra’s appointment as UNICEF’s newest global Goodwill Ambassador at a star-studded celebration here late last night to commemorate 70 years of the world body’s children’s agency.

“My wish for children is freedom. The freedom to think, the freedom to live,” Chopra said, addressing top UN diplomats, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors and children at the event. She said, “while man has made unprecedented advancements in every sphere of life, children across the world remain unprotected from violence, abuse and exploitation.”

“I, we ask you to join us today to become the collective voice of the oppressed children across the world in our fight against the injustices that they have to endure everyday,” she said. After being appointed as UNICEF’s Global Goodwill Ambassador, Priyanka on Tuesday tweeted, “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.”

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