Priyanka Chopra speaks about women empowerment at UN Global Goals Awards

WION Web Team
Delhi, India Published: Sep 20, 2017, 07:55 AM(IST)

Priyanka Chopra (left) with Muzoon Almellehan (right) at UN Global Goals Awards Photograph:( Instagram )

After making heads turn at Emmy Awards 2017 in a white Balmain gown with a feathered train, Indian actress Priyanka Chopra is back to doing what she does best--looking stylish, one stage at a time. 

The global icon was recently spotted in New York attending the UN Global Goals Awards where she picked up another beautiful white number for the occasion. Dressed in an all-white ensemble the actress was at the UN awards speaking about the importance of empowering, educating and creating opportunities for girls. 

Priyanka Chopra (left) with Muzoon Almellehan (right) at UN Global Goals Awards (Instagram)

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She also shared stories of Ria Sharma and Muzoon Almellehan via her Instagram feed. 

Priyanka presented the Leadership Award to Ria Sharma from India who has been working with acid attack survivors under her organisation, Make Love Not Scars. 

Her post reads: "Honored to have participated in the Global Goals Awards tonight at the UN General Assembly in NYC. These awards highlight the role girls play in changing their lives and in making progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Equally proud to have presented the Leadership Award to the amazing @ria13sharma from India for her stellar work for acid attack survivors. Ria founded Make Love Not Scars (MLNS) which is an organization that actively supports survivors of acid attacks physically and mentally, and campaigns to raise awareness of the issue. Ria’s efforts are contributing to change the lives of many women who have survived acid attacks. MLNS have ensured that survivors receive free treatment under the Supreme Court order for the welfare of acid victims passed in April 2015. #globalgoals #unga #foreverychild @unicef."

Priyanka also met with the youngest goodwill ambassador of UNICEF, Muzoon Almellehan from Syria who is also known as The Syrian Malala. She took to Instagram to mention her meeting with the youngster. 

The post reads: "In the words of Mahatma Gandhi… “If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.” It was an honor to speak at the UN Global Goals Awards on the importance of empowering girls; addressing global leaders and influencers from the United Nations, philanthropy, media, non-profits, and business. We all need to come together and work to empower, educate, create opportunities and impart skill sets so that we can be their catalysts for change and to help them build their brave new world. If possible, a safe one where they can live their dreams and laugh together as one. I had the opportunity to meet @muzoonalmellehan, @unicef’s youngest goodwill ambassador, who is doing such amazing work advocating education for Syrian girls. All in all, this was a very inspiring and uplifting night. #GlobalGoals #UNGA #ForEveryChild."

Before making a stellar appearance at the Emmy Awards, Priyanka visited Jordan as the goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. She interacted with refugees and their kids who have had to flee their country because of internal conflict and violence. 

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