LONDON (THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION) – British actress Millie Bobby Brown, the teenage star of hit drama sequence Stranger Things, was named because the youngest-ever goodwill ambassador for the United Nations’ youngsters’s company Unicef on Tuesday (Nov 20), planning to deal with bullying and poverty.
The 14-year-old actress, who was the youngest particular person to make Time journal’s record of the world’s 100 most influential figures, was appointed to the advocacy position on the UN headquarters to mark World Children’s Day, the company mentioned.
“It’s a dream come true,” Brown mentioned in an announcement.
“I am looking forward to meeting as many children and young people as I can, hearing their stories, and speaking out on their behalf.”
Brown has been nominated twice for an Emmy for her position within the Netflix sequence Stranger Things, which adopted the case of a lacking boy named Will in a small Indiana city within the 1980s.
Brown, who performs a lady referred to as Eleven with particular powers attempting to assist rescue him, has spoken out prior to now in opposition to bullying and final 12 months deleted her Twitter account after a slew of hate-filled feedback.
Unicef mentioned in her new position she’s going to assist increase consciousness of youngsters’s rights and different youth associated points together with entry to schooling, and the influence of violence, bullying and poverty.
“Children are their own best advocates. I know that Millie will use her passion and dedication to defend the rights of vulnerable children and young people everywhere,” mentioned Unicef’s government director Henrietta Fore in an announcement.
Brown joins an inventory of Unicef goodwill ambassadors that features former England soccer captain David Beckham, actors Orlando Bloom, Jackie Chan, and Liam Neeson, singers Ricky Martin and Shakira and YouTube star Lilly Singh.