Priyanka Speaks For Child Rights at UNGA
NEW YORK, NY (IANS) – Actress Priyanka Chopra, who became the Global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2016 and has been associated with the organization for almost 15 years, spoke about children’s rights at a recently held conference at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) here.
She shared pictures and videos from the event where she is with Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai and US poet Amanda Gorman.
She had a long note which included the importance of education for children, “It’s hard to believe that nearly 2/3 of children across the low- middle- and high-income countries cannot read and comprehend a simple story. The system has failed them.
As the US Secretary of Education @seccardona put it so candidly, education is the great equalizer, but if we continue to do what we have done, we are going to get what we have gotten. We owe every child this basic birthright, an equal chance to learn and reach their full potential (sic).”
She concluded her note with the words of Gorman, “And as the incredible Amanda Gorman said, “I dare you to shape our fate. Above all, I dare you to do good, so that the world might be great.”