Katy Perry appointed UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

Paula David – Fourth Estate Cooperative Reporter

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Pop star Katy Perry has been appointed as the newest UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in an event that took place on Tuesday.

The “Unconditionally” singer’s focus will be to help engage the youth in uniting to improve the lives of children and adolescents all over the world, by speaking out about issues affecting their lives and how to deal with them.

In a statement, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake said, “Katy Perry is already a champion for children, and we look forward to hearing her ‘roar’ on behalf of UNICEF. We are delighted that she is joining us as UNICEF’s newest Goodwill Ambassador and lending her remarkable voice to amplify the voices of children and young people around the world.”

Perry, on her new feat, said, “I believe young people have the power to change their own lives, with our help. I am honored to join UNICEF as a Goodwill Ambassador, and committed to doing everything I can to help children and adolescents who come from such different backgrounds but want the same thing: a brighter future.”

Prior to her appointment as ambassador, the 29-year-old singer, together with UNICEF, went to Madagascar to bring attention to the situation of the children there. Aside from that, Perry also uses her strong social media following not only to help children, but also those who were affected by the typhoon Haiyan.

The “Roar” singer joins the ranks of past UNICEF ambassadors including David Beckham, Vanessa Redgrave, Susan Sarandon, Audrey Hepburn and Danny Kaye.

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