Thursday, May 19, 2022 | Last Update : 11:24 PM IST

  Entertainment   Bollywood  20 Sep 2017  We need to come together to build a brave world: Priyanka gives address at UN, presents award

We need to come together to build a brave world: Priyanka gives address at UN, presents award

PTI
Published : Sep 20, 2017, 5:10 pm IST
Updated : Sep 20, 2017, 5:14 pm IST

The actress said that it was an honour for her to address leaders of world importance on empowering young girls.

Some of the pictures Priyanka Chopra shared on Instagram.
 Some of the pictures Priyanka Chopra shared on Instagram.

New York: Actor Priyanka Chopra said that global leaders need to come together to create a better, brave and safe new world.

The 35-year-old actor was speaking at the UN Global Goals Awards at the UN General Assembly.

 

Priyanka took to Instagram where she posted a few pictures from the event and said that it was an honour for her to address leaders of world importance on empowering young girls.

"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).

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)".

 

Honored to have participated in the Global Goals Awards tonight at the UN General Assembly in NYC. These awards highlight the role girls play in changing their lives and in making progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Equally proud to have presented the Leadership Award to the amazing @ria13sharma from India for her stellar work for acid attack survivors. Ria founded Make Love Not Scars (MLNS) which is an organization that actively supports survivors of acid attacks physically and mentally, and campaigns to raise awareness of the issue. Ria’s efforts are contributing to change the lives of many women who have survived acid attacks. MLNS have ensured that survivors receive free treatment under the Supreme Court order for the welfare of acid victims passed in April 2015. #globalgoals #unga #foreverychild @unicef

 

 

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

 

Tags: priyanka chopra, united nations