Indian actress Priyanka Chopra has been recognised by Unicef for her charitable endeavours. The actress is to receive the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award at this year's Unicef Snowflake Ball. The honour is named after Danny Kaye, an American actor and the charity's first Goodwill Ambassador.
Now in its 15th year, the Snowflake Ball routinely boasts a star-studded guest list, raising money for Unicef's work with children around the world. This year's edition will be held in New York on 3 December.
So humbled. Thank u @UNICEFUSA for honouring me with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award at the #UNICEFSnowflake Ball in December! My work with @UNICEF on behalf of all the world's children means everything to me..Here’s to peace freedom & the right to education #ForEveryChild pic.twitter.com/OZ4Qppc1y4— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) June 12, 2019
The Bollywood star has been a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador since 2010. She travelled to Ethiopia with the organisation last month, visiting Sudanese refugee children in the Bambasi refugee camp and young Eritrean refugees in the Hitsats and Adi-Harush camps.
After her trip, husband Nick Jonas took to Instagram to share his pride at his wife's latest venture.
The former BAZAAR cover star has worked with Unicef on projects across the globe and has shown support for children's rights NGOs in her native India. She's founder of The Priyanka Chopra Foundation for Health and Education, which covers educational and medical expenses for young people in India.