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Priyanka Chopra calls out world problems at UN General Assembly

Update : 20 Sep 2022, 16:35

Actress Priyanka Chopra addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Monday. The actress took to social media and shared a post about the same, sharing the agendas she had spoken about at the UNGA. 

She said that the world needs "global solidarity" now more than ever as she took the centre stage.

Priyanka Chopra met Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai as well and emphasized the adverse after-effects of COVID-19 during her address.

"As countries continue to struggle from the devastative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, as the climate crisis upends the 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," she said.

Priyanka further added, "and as we all know, all is not well with the world. But these crises did not happen by chance, but they can be fixed with a plan. We have that plan. The UN-Sustainable Goals, a to-do list for the world."

Former Miss World took to Instagram to express gratitude and 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."

She then emphasized the importance of sustainable development in the modern age. She wrote, "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 SDGs a reality, and we don't have a moment to lose. A special thank you to Secretary-General @antonioguterres for having me today."

The Quantico star  concluded her note with the words of Gorman, with whom she posed along with Malala, "And as the incredible Amanda Gorman said, "I dare you to shape our fate. Above all, I dare you to do good, so that the world might be great."

Priyanka also wrote an elaborate caption on Instagram sharing important moments. "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. A special thank you to Secretary-General @antonioguterres for having me today," she wrote.

 

 

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