Priyanka speaks on climate crisis, women’s right at Davos 2020
NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: After Deepika Padukone, actress Priyanka Chopra also jetted off to Davos, Switzerland to participate in an open conversation, with other renowned figures at the World Economic Forum’s annual meet. The Desi girl arrived in style in an all-black dress layered with an overcoat. She shared a few snippets from her meeting with the guests at the forum.
Priyanka spoke about the need to create the kind of progress we want to see and why we need philanthropy at scale to solve the world’s most challenging problems. She also spoke about how India successfully eradicated polio with the help of 200 million volunteers and stressed on creating a population people want to invest in.
"Let's bring the world to a place where a child's dreams are achievable, where that child can get an education, where that child can have papers, where that child can actually have a future," she said. “I want my kids to grow up in a world where the world leaders have listened to Greta’s (Thunberg) generation, where the climate crisis is contained if not averted, where a woman’s ability to succeed is a basic human right and not based on geography and chance.”
Priyanka also took to her Instagram and shared a candid picture with Dr. Ngozi at the meet. She wrote, “Dr Ngozi on behalf of Gavi has vaccinated 86% of the world’s children and has saved over 13 million lives since 2000. She is truly doing God’s work. Dr. Ngozi is an economist, international development expert and the Chair of @gavialliance - an incredible organization that has helped immunize more than 760 million children and saved 13 million lives. The proof is in the numbers, and it’s evident that with organizations like Gavi and its amazing partners like @unicef and @who, we can eradicate extreme poverty. #Davos2020.”
Priyanka is also the ambassador for Global Citizen, which in collaboration with consulting firm Teneo, is leading the Global Goal Live campaign. The campaign urges billionaires to address the inequality gap between the world’s wealthiest and poorest countries. The campaign was endorsed by all 193 member states of the United Nations in 2015.