Grammy Award-winning pop star Pink adds Unicef Ambassador to her list of titles. The singer, who is already the national spokesperson for Unicef Kid Power, will spread the word about Unicef's programmes to help end global starvation. During a field visit to Haiti in July, Pink – whose real name is Alecia Moore – was able to see first-hand the work Unicef is doing.
She said: "To be able to take this trip with Unicef in Haiti is everything. You can read about stuff and you can watch stuff on the news, but to be able to see the kids and spend time with these beautiful little ones and see what's going on first hand is - it's inspiring and motivational and it just makes it more real."
Pink visited six locations in Port-au-Prince, which included the Clinique Communautaire health clinic, the neonatal unit at the Haiti State University and a primary school and youth centre. She said: "The feelings are all universal. We all want to be loved, we all want be safe, we all want to be protected. We want to have faith in our world. We want to know that things can be good."
Pink is hoping her work with Unicef will help bridge the gap between children of the world. She said: "Just because you're born in a certain place doesn't mean that you shouldn't have the same rights as every other child." Other celebrities who have served in this role include Audrey Hepburn, Sarah Jessica Parker, Laurence Fishburne and Selena Gomez.