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Priyanka Chopra awarded Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award by UNICEF

Date: 13 June 2019 Tags: Honours & Awards

Actor Priyanka Chopra was selected for Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award by United Nations International Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) American chapter. She will be presented with this award at UNICEF American chapter’s Snowflake Ball to be held in December 2019.

Priyanka Chopra

She is known for her contribution to social causes and for being voice for children’s education. She is also UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.  She was part of United Nation’s global “Girl Up” Campaign.  In India, she is also associated with several NGOs to raise awareness about ways to improve the education, health and safety of girl child in India.

About United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

  • It is specialized program of Untied Nations 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 is headquartered in New York City, United States.
  • It was formerly known as United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund.

Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award

It is named after actor-philanthropist Danny Kaye. He was American actor, singer, comedian, musician, dancer, and philanthropist. He was first Goodwill Ambassador UNICEF appointed in 1954.