Actor Priyanka Chopra a celebrated name in India and the West will be awarded Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award by United Nations International Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) American chapter at their Snowflake Ball in December 2019.
The actor is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights, as a part of which she visited Ethiopia last month.
She is known for her contribution to social causes and for being a voice for children’s education. She has been a part of United Nation’s global “Girl Up” Campaign and is associated with several NGOs in India to raise awareness about ways to improve the education, health and safety of girl child in India. Chopra has helped creating awareness around a wide range of social issues such as environment, health and education and expresses her opinion particularly on gender equality.
The award is named after actor-philanthropist Danny Kaye, who was UNICEF’s first Goodwill Ambassador. He was an American actor, singer, dancer, comedian, musician, and philanthropist. He was UNICEF’s first Goodwill Ambassador in 1954.
United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) It is special program of UN devoted to aid national efforts to improve the health, nutrition, education, and general welfare of children. It was established in 1946 to provide relief to children in countries devastated by World War II. It’s headquarters is in New York City, United States. It was formerly known as United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund.