Award- winning singer/songwriter and actress, Alecia Moore, better known as P!nk, has something new to add to her resume. Apart from being a mom and animal rights activist, among many others, P!nk is now an ambassador for UNICEF.
Earlier this week, UNICEF announced the appointment of P!nk as its newest ambassador and she is ecstatic about her new role. She serves as the National Spokesperson for UNICEF Kid Power to educate the public about children who are malnourished around the world, and now being named UNICEF’s newest ambassador, P!nk looks to build on her role as UNICEF Kid Power spokesperson.
According to UNICEF, “nearly half of all deaths in children under 5 are attributable to undernutrition. This translates into the unnecessary loss of about 3 million young lives a year.”
“As a mom myself, it’s devastating to know that children are suffering because they don’t have adequate nutrition. All children should be able to grow up strong and healthy, with the opportunity to reach their full potential.”
“As a UNICEF Ambassador, I want to use my platform to help end global malnutrition, which is why I’m so excited about UNICEF Kid Power – which gets kids and families involved in saving children’s lives,” said P!nk.
On Good Morning America, when announcing her big news, P!nk said, “I’ve always wanted to work with UNICEF. It’s the one organisation that has, over the last 15 years, just consistently been in my mind. All the amazing things that they do and timing is everything and it worked out…”
The new UNICEF ambassador had been to Haiti in July this year and witnessed first-hand the impact therapeutic food can have on malnourished children. She also visited a health centre for infant care, where children can be vaccinated, examined and treated for severe acute malnutrition.
Welcoming P!nk in her new role, Caryl M. Stern, President & CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, says they are thrilled to have her join them.
“As a passionate advocate for children and healthy living, P!nk demonstrates a deep commitment to our mission to put children first. We are excited that she is shining a light on the critical issue of malnutrition – which affects 1 in 4 children around the world – while continuing to support UNICEF Kid Power, and encourage families across the country to be part of the solution,” Stern said.
Other celebrities who have advocated for children on behalf of UNICEF are Selena Gomez, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alyssa Milano and Audrey Hepburn.