We Must Come Together to Build a Safe World: Priyanka Chopra at UN

Priyanka Chopra was speaking at the UN Global Goals Awards at the UN General Assembly.

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“We all need to come together and work to empower, educate, create opportunities and impart skill sets so that we can be their catalysts for change and to help them build their brave new world. If possible, a safe one where they can live their dreams and laugh together as one,” she wrote.

The National Award-winning actor also said that she had the opportunity to meet Muzoon Almellehan, UNICEF’s youngest Goodwill Ambassador, who is working to advocate education for Syrian girls.

Priyanka, who is a UNICEF Global Goodwill Ambassador, also presented the Leadership Award to Ria Sharma from India, for her work for acid attack survivors through her organisation Make Love Not Scars (MLNS).

In the words of Mahatma Gandhi… “If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.” It was an honor to speak at the UN Global Goals Awards on the importance of empowering girls; addressing global leaders and influencers from the United Nations, philanthropy, media, non-profits and business. We all need to come together and work to empower, educate, create opportunities and impart skill sets so that we can be their catalysts for change and to help them build their brave new world. If possible, a safe one where they can live their dreams and laugh together as one.  I had the opportunity to meet @muzoonalmellehan, @unicef’s youngest goodwill ambassador, who is doing such amazing work advocating education for Syrian girls. All in all, this was a very inspiring and uplifting night. #GlobalGoals #UNGA #ForEveryChild Please swipe for more.

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The Quantico actor wrote that such award ceremonies “highlight the role girls play in changing their lives and in making progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”.

I'm so honored to be amongst such an august panel of Influencers and Global Leaders at the highest level. There is no time to waste. Without immediate action, 850 million of the 1.6 billion young people will be left without the skills they need to fully participate in society and employment by 2030!! Those are Staggering numbers. Thank you to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, President of France- Emmanuel Macron, President of Senegal- Macky Sall, President of Malawi - Peter Mutharika, Prime Minister of Norway-Erna Solberg, and UN Special Envoy for Global Education and Education Commission Chair- Gordon Brown for your tremendous efforts to provide learning opportunities for children around the world. Education is not charity, it is a universal right... #UNGA

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Priyanka dazzles at UN. 
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