Lilly Singh Just Achieved Something No YouTuber Ever Has

17 July 2017, 11:40 | Updated: 6 November 2017, 09:41

Lilly Singh

By Benedict Townsend

"I am honoured to join Unicef as a Goodwill Ambassador, and to use my voice to support its mission of reaching every child."

Lilly Singh has been named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in recognition for the awareness she has raised for those in need in India. Lilly travelled with UNICEF to Madhya Pradesh in India and met children living difficult lives, in order to broadcast their struggles to the world.


UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) is a United Nations (UN) programme headquartered in New York City that provides humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. It is a member of the United Nations Development Group.

"I am honoured to join Unicef as a Goodwill Ambassador", Lilly said, "to use my voice to support its mission of reaching every child. The children I have met here are overcoming so many challenges - and they are living proof of what a child can achieve, if given a chance."

Unicef Deputy Executive Director Justin Forsyth said: "Lilly Singh is already a Superwoman, helping empower girls around the world and we are delighted that she will lend her passion and her powerful voice to speak up on behalf of the most vulnerable children."

Lilly is the first YouTuber to receive such an honour - and we can't wait to see how she uses her new position to help even more people around the world.


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