"My involvement with UNICEF began almost 10 years ago in India. Today, I stand here humbled, enriched and committed, because of it," Chopra said of being appointed the position
Priyanka Chopra is the latest A-lister to be named as a UNICEF global Goodwill Ambassador.
On Monday evening, the Quantico actress was appointed to the position at UNICEF’s 70th Anniversary celebration at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
“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 Chopra, 34.
“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,” Chopra, who celebrated her appointment alongside Ambassadors David Beckham and Orlando Bloom, continued. “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.”
The actress has served with the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund in India, where she has been a longtime girls’ rights advocate.