Chopra had spent the last week touring Jordan, and visting refugee camps that housed child refugees from the civil war in Syria.
Priyanka Chopra to speak on children's issues at UN's General Assembly in New York
Mumbai - 14 Sep 2017 13:00 IST
Priyanka Chopra is set to speak at the United Nations' General Assembly to be held in New York city next week. She will share her views on the issues she has witnessed on the ground during her recent tours of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Jordan as the UNICEF Global Goodwill Ambassador.
Chopra had spent the last week touring Jordan, and visting refugee camps that housed child refugees from the civil war in Syria. She concluded her tour of Jordan by meeting up with royalty - Queen Rania of Jordan. The actress also put up a picture of the queen.
I had the privilege and honor of meeting Her Majesty, @queenrania of Jordan again...this time in Amman. It is amazing to see the full extent of support that the Kingdom of Jordan has provided during the ongoing Syrian refugee crises. The numbers are staggering and overwhelming but the good work continues day after day. Queen Rania is a true inspiration. Her tireless efforts to help those in need comes straight from the heart and has always been consistent.. as a UNICEF Eminent Advocate for Children, she leads by example as is so evident by the countless programmes for children that she is involved in. She does this all with such grace and calm. The meeting and our discussions, further reiterated my commitment to to help children the world over... because every child matters, no matter where they come from. I'm looking forward to meeting her again at the United Nations General Assembly in NYC next week which we both will be speaking at. Thank you Jordan for the hospitality and I will see you again.. ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ¯ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ´ To support the work that @unicef is doing, please log on to www.unicef.org #MissionForChildren #ChildrenUprooted #PCInJordan
Queen Rania, who is also a UNICEF Eminent Advocate for children, will be joining the actress again at the general assembly.
The actress had earlier visited Zimbabwe and South Africa to try and raise funds for UNICEF's ventures to protect children from sexual abuse.
The meeting certainly left an impact on the actress, who wrote of the Queen, "Queen Rania is a true inspiration. Her tireless efforts to help those in need comes straight from the heart and has always been consistent.. as a UNICEF Eminent Advocate for Children, she leads by example as is so evident by the countless programmes for children that she is involved in. She does this all with such grace and calm."
Chopra also mentioned that her recent visit to these camps have only reinforced her 'commitment to help children the world over...because every child matters, no matter where they come from.'
The actress has been posting quite a few videos of aspiring child refugees from Syria who have sought asylum in Jordan. The actress even shared a sweet message from a Katrina Kaif fan on her Instagram page.
This is a special shout out to one of Indias biggest movie stars. @katrinakaif this video is just for you, all the way from Za'atari Refugee camp in Jordan.This is Wafaa, one of your biggest fans and her message roughly translated is "I love Katrina Kaif a lot and I am one of her fans. I have watched all her movies and never missed one, even if a movie is played more than once I watch it. I love you Katrina and love your beauty." I was especially told to give messages of love to these Massive Indian film superstars, who are favourites at Za'atari... SHAHRUKH KHAN, SALMAN KHAN, AKSHAY KUMAR, KAREENA KAPOOR and ANUSHKA SHARMA... a big shoutout to you all and Hindi movies from these amazing kids who are huge fans...our movies give them some much joy .. This was something I honestly did not expect...but it made my day. Who would think that what we do as entertainers would give people a sense of hope, relief and escape in such dire circumstances.This post is for all my colleagues in the Entertainment Business around the world... know what we do sometimes has such an deep impact on people's lives and goes beyond just the mere entertainment people look at us for. #ProudofmyJob #MissionForChildren #ChildrenUprooted #ChildrenOfSyria #PCInJordan You can lend your support by logging on to www.unicef.org #girllove
The United Nations' General Assembly is not the only major stage that Chopra will take over.
On Wednesday, the American TV channel CBS released a new list of names to host the upcoming 2017 Emmy Awards, which includes Chopra.
The Quantico actress will join the likes of actors Alexis Bledel, Shailene Woodley. Matt Bomer, comedians Dave Chappelle and James Corden, and Oprah Winfrey, among other hosts at the event.
The list also has Chopra's A Kid Like Jake co-star Jim Parsons, as well as Academy award winners Reese Witherspoon, Viola Davis, and Jane Fonda.