Priyanka Chopra Jonas delivered a speech on Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Monday. The global star, who is a Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), spoke about how 'all is not well with our world'. She shared pictures and videos from the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Moment at the UNGA.
In a video shared by her on social media, she can be heard saying, "We meet today at a critical point at our world at a time when global solidarity is more important than ever. As countries continue to struggle from the devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, as the climate crisis upends lives and livelihoods, as conflicts, rage, and as poverty, displacement, hunger and inequalities destroy the very foundation of the more just world that we have fought for such a long time. And as we all know, all is not well with our world. But these crises didn't happen by chance, but they can be fixed with a plan. We have that plan. The UN Sustainable Development Goals, a to-do list for the world."
Priyanka posed for pictures with Malala Yousafzai, Amanda Gorman, Somaya Faruqi and Judith Hill.
Sharing the post, she wrote, "Walking through the gates of the United Nations this morning to speak at UNGA for the second time, as a proud representative of @unicef, gave me real pause. At the top of this year’s agenda are the Sustainable Development Goals. Today was all about action, ambition, and hope. It was about what we must do together to make the SDG’s a reality, and we don’t have a moment to lose."
She added, "The second moment I had the privilege of participating was the Transforming Education Summit. It’s hard to believe that nearly 2/3 of children across the low- middle- and high-income countries cannot read and comprehend a simple story. The system has failed them. As the US Secretary of Education @seccardona put it so candidly, education is the great equalizer, but if we continue to do what we have done, we are going to get what we have gotten. We owe every child this basic birthright, an equal chance to learn and reach their full potential."
Workwise, Priyanka will be seen in Russo Brothers' Citadel which will stream on Amazon Prime Video. The actress will return to Bollywood with Jee Le Zaraa co-starring Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt.