Written by Aaron Robinson – Editor
“I’m very excited to take on this responsibility and this role to be able to take all the intentions that I have and the spotlight that I have and shine it on the children that need to be illuminated, and highlighted and saved and helped,” says global pop superstar Katy Perry who spoke about her role as being appointed to UNICEF’s newest Goodwill Ambassador during a recent interview.
The iconic figure has made it her prerogative to lend a voice to children and young people around the worlds as UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador in hopes that children and adolescence can have a better future. Some time ago, Katy Perry visited Madagascar, one of the poorest countries in the world with UNICEF, an origination that has a presence in 190 countries, focusing special efforts on reaching the most vulnerable including children affected by violence, abuse, as well as neglected and living in severe poverty. She speaks about her initiative with the organization, which also promotes the rights and well-being of every child. “UNICEF was special to me because I took a trip with them. Whatever I decide to do whether it’s to be a part of an organization or a brand it’s because I had an experience with them and that experience was me going to Madagascar and being on the field and seeing their work in real time,” expresses Perry.
The iconic figure looks to come up with a solution for those challenged, while listening to young people issues and concerns that are most important in their lives. “I saw all these children interacting with each other. There is so much love between them and their exchanges. There’s so much compassion between them and they don’t have anything. They don’t have any material possessions. They don’t have any social status. It’s an unconditional love. It’s a non-judgmental love. So I was just inspired by that kind of high level of love that they are trading over there,” happily says Perry.
In the month of November, Perry showed her support for the UNICEF emergency support effort for those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines by calling on her massive social media followers for their support as well. While being on a mission to improve children’s lives in the world, she ends with a special quote. “We have to look beyond our countries and help all of the other children because they deserve it too. And we need to raise a generation that has a different way of thinking were they can have empathy and compassion, and so that they can have that with their children.”
Other significant individuals who has or continues to support UNICEF include David Beckham, Harry Belafonte, Orlando Bloom, Jackie Chan, Danny Glover, Angelique Kidjo, Liam Neeson, and Leo Messi, just to name several. For more information about UNICEF please visit http://www.unicef.org.
Last modified: May 15, 2023