Actor Priyanka Chopra attended the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on September 19. She spoke about significant issues such as climate change and poverty.
The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador took to social media and shared pictures from the UN conference. Priyanka Chopra shared a photo of herself with Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai and the United States poet Amanda Gorman.
Chopra wrote, “So proud to share the stage with these two remarkable women”. She also shared pictures of her meeting other UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors such as Vanessa Nakate and shared videos of her speech.
Chopra wrote in the caption, “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.”
Priyanka Chopra UN General Assembly
While she addressed the United Nations General Assembly spoke in depth about the issues the world is currently facing. Chopra said, “all is not well with the world” and that “global solidarity” was needed during these times of crisis and mentioned the adverse after-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chopra said that countries still struggled from the “devastative effects” of the pandemic, and factors such as climate change, conflicts, poverty displacement, hunger, and inequality “destroy the very foundation” of the world.
Chopra spoke about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and described them as a “to-do list for the world.” She said that the crises being faced by the world could be fixed with a plan and that the SDGs were the plan.
The SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, improve the quality of life for people, and protect the planet. All UN Member States adopted the 17 goals in 2015 as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Chopra mentioned that the deadline to achieve the SDGs was approaching fast and said, “We all deserve a just, safe and healthy world to live in… But time is running out. We are nearly halfway to the 2030 deadline to achieve these goals.”