Millie Bobby Brown Becomes UNICEF's Youngest Goodwill Ambassador
The 'Stranger Things' star has joined UNICEF as their newest and youngest goodwill ambassador.
The 14-year-old actor made a name for herself on Netflix's Stranger Things, and as the series heads to its third season, Millie Bobby Brown is continuing to build up her off-screen work, investing in children's rights.
Before she was named the youngest UNICEF ambassador, Brown had been a vocal advocate for anti-bullying, especially after she was used as a homophobic and racist meme.
Back in 2017, Brown set up a secondary Twitter account @Milliestopshate where she would post uplifting and positive messages, as well as encouragement to anyone struggling with online bullying.
Brown announced her new position via Instagram, as well as sharing a look at her campaign ad featuring celebs like Liam Neeson and Dua Lipa, urging them to Go Blue for World Children's Day, November 20.
"Given UNICEF's global role as the world's leading voice for children and young people, to be the youngest-ever Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF is more than an honour, it's a powerful privilege," Brown said at the UN's headquarters.
"I will speak out for the millions of children and young people whose voices have been silenced for far too long," she said adding, "Most of all, I will make sure children and young people know their rights and I will do everything I can to empower them, to be the change they want to see in the world."
Brown joins a long list of Goodwill Ambassadors including David Beckham, Orlando Bloom, Priyanka Chopra, Ricky Martin, Liam Neeson and Shakira.
"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 said.