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UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra to address media following visit to South Africa and Zimbabwe

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and acclaimed actress, Priyanka Chopra will hold a media briefing following a short visit to Zimbabwe and South Africa this week.

Ms. Chopra's visit aimsto highlight the challenges faced by children affected by violence, both in the region and globally. She will be visiting children-focused projects in Zimbabwe from the 3rdto the 5thof May. On the 6thof May, she will address UNICEF South Africa's first Fundraising Gala which will raise resources for child protection programmes in South Africa.

Having served as a UNICEF National Ambassador in India for nearly ten years, she was appointed as a global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in December 2016. Anactress in both Hollywood and Bollywood, a philanthropist, singer, film producer and the winner of theMiss World 2000pageant, Choprais a globally-popular, multi-award winning celebrity who has receivednumerous awardsand was named byTimemagazine as one of the100 most influential people in the world.

Celebrating Chopra's appointment, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake described Priyanka Chopra as a long-standing "champion for India's children who, as a UNICEF global Goodwill Ambassador, will be a force for children and adolescents everywhere."

The press conference will be an opportunity for Priyanka to speak about her role as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador as well as her impressions of her visits to Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Date:Sunday, 7 May 2017
Venue:Clico Boutique Hotel, 27 Sturdee Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg

Please confirm attendance to Sandra Bisin atsbisin@unief.org(061-418 7486) orSudeshan Reddy atsureddy@unicef.org(082-561 3970) by17h00onSaturday, 6 May 2017.

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