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Kareena Kapoor Khan Named National Ambassador for UNICEF India

UNICEF India, marking its 75th year of collaboration with India, has appointed Kareena Kapoor Khan, a renowned figure in Indian Cinema, as its National Ambassador. In this role, Kareena Kapoor Khan will assist UNICEF India in advancing every child’s rights to early childhood development, health, education, and gender equality. Since 2014, Kareena Kapoor Khan has served as a Celebrity Advocate for UNICEF India, fervently supporting causes such as girls’ education, gender equality, foundational learning, immunization, and breastfeeding. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Khan championed for children’s education and their return to school once they reopened. She has significantly contributed to several of UNICEF’s global campaigns on #EveryChildRights.
Upon her designation as UNICEF India National Ambassador, Kareena Kapoor Khan stated, “The rights of children, who are the future generation of this world, are of utmost importance. I am privileged to extend my association with UNICEF as India’s National Ambassador. I am committed to using my voice and influence for the benefit of vulnerable children and their rights, particularly in the areas of early childhood, education, and gender equality. Every child deserves a childhood, a fair opportunity, a future.” In the same event, UNICEF India also introduced its first-ever Youth Advocates, who are peer leaders and champions for issues such as climate action, mental health, innovations, and Girls in STEM.
The four advocates, aged between 16 to 24 years, each have specific areas of interest. Gauranshi Sharma from Madhya Pradesh focuses on the right to play and disability inclusion, Kartik Verma from Uttar Pradesh on climate action and child rights advocacy, Nahid Afrin from Assam on mental health and early childhood development, and Vinisha Umashankar from Tamil Nadu is an emerging innovator and STEM pioneer. These youth advocates are part of UNICEF’s global programme and join a group of over 93 youth advocates worldwide who are effecting change on issues affecting children and young people.

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