UNICEF Names Ayushmann Khurrana As Its National Ambassador For Child Rights
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actor Ayushmann Khurrana was appointed as the National Ambassador of Child Rights for UNICEF India on 18 February.
An overview of the news
Ayushmann Khurrana is known for his knack for off-beat scripts and roles.
The 38-year-old actor has previously worked as a 'celebrity advocate' for UNICEF-India.
Ayushmann was appointed as UNICEF India's Celebrity Advocate in September 2020 to advocate on ending violence against children and promoting child rights.
As a national ambassador, Khurran will help UNICEF ensure the rights of all children.
Recently, he focused on inclusiveness and non-discrimination through gender inclusive sports on World Children's Day 2022, along with Sachin Tendulkar, UNICEF South Asia Regional Ambassador.
About UNICEF India
UNICEF India works to promote and protect the rights of children across the country.
The partnership of UNICEF with India began in 1949.
The first office was established in New Delhi in 1952.
The Ministry of Women and Child Development is a nodal agency in India.
UNICEF is a United Nations agency which was set up on 11 December 1946 as United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund.
It was renamed as the United Nations Children's Fund in 1953.
It provides development and humanitarian assistance to children and mothers.
Headquarters: New York, United Sates of America.
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