Quantico star Priyanka Chopra named UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
Quantico star and Baywatch villain Priyanka Chopra has a new title: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
At UNICEF’s 70th anniversary celebration at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Monday night, Chopra was appointed the newest ambassador for the humanitarian organization.
“My involvement with UNICEF began almost 10 years ago in India,” said Chopra. “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. 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.”
Chopra, who previously served as a UNICEF national ambassador in her native India, was joined by Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown and fellow Goodwill Ambassadors Orlando Bloom and David Beckham.
The actress shared a picture on Instagram, thanking both Brown and Beckham. “Thank you @davidbeckham and @milliebobby_brown for inducting me into the @UNICEF global family. Always delighted to meet likeminded people who believe that there is humanity left in us after all. And @milliebobby_brown you were a superb host tonight… congratulations on the #GoldenGlobes nod #foreverychild.”