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Award winning actress named as UNICEF National Ambassador in Bangladesh
Bangladeshi National Film Award winning actress Bidya Sinha Saha Mim - Official Twitter account

UNICEF has appointed Bangladeshi National Film Award winning actress Bidya Sinha Saha Mim as the newest National Ambassador for the UN agency for children in Bangladesh.

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in a program in Dhaka Thursday (May 19) made the announcement, saying Mim joins prominent personalities around the world who use their voice and prominence to advocate for the rights of children.

Mim at the program said: "Across our country, UNICEF is there with us to protect children and their right to education, health and a bright future. I have long admired UNICEF's work for children. It is an honor for me to be part of that cause, for every child."

Statista: In 2020, approximately 26.75 percent of the population in Bangladesh was aged up to 14 years old. This was a decrease from 2011, when 32 percent of the population in Bangladesh was aged up to 14 years old - Photo: Pixabay

In her professional life, according to UNICEF, Mim has established herself as an inspiring advocate for women's rights and a leading voice against violence.

Before her appointment, UNICEF said Mim has already collaborated with UNICEF to raise awareness about COVID-19 prevention.

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It t added that since the start of the pandemic, she has joined the chorus of voices around the world highlighting the critical role of vaccines in saving lives, and the need for greater investment in immunization services.

Source: xinhua