Priyanka Lalla, Trinidad and Tobago’s Child Rights Ambassador, has been specially selected by UNICEF to become the first UNICEF Youth Advocate from the 12 countries of the Eastern Caribbean, along with another representative from Barbados.
The announcement was made on Thursday by the Office of the Prime Minister (Gender and Child Affairs).
As a Child Rights Ambassador, Lalla educated children and adults nationally on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Over the past two years, she has also advocated for the promotion of child rights and responsibilities, environmental sustainability and the prevention of non-communicable diseases.
In this new role as a UNICEF Youth Advocate, Lalla will be supporting UNICEF’s initiatives, which include access to quality education, ending violence against children, addressing the issues of equity and inclusion and basic health care for children. The Office of the Prime Minister (Gender and Child Affairs) said it is proud of Lalla and wishes her success as she continues to champion child rights across the globe.