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Pink named new UNICEF ambassador

By
Wade Sheridan
Pink arriving for the 56th annual Grammy Awards in 2014. The singer has been named UNICEF's newest ambassador and will help the United Nations program fight child malnutrition. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Pink arriving for the 56th annual Grammy Awards in 2014. The singer has been named UNICEF's newest ambassador and will help the United Nations program fight child malnutrition. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Singer Pink has become the latest celebrity to become an ambassador for UNICEF as the pop star joins the United Nations program to end child malnutrition.

Pink, real name Alecia Moore, was given the distinction Monday after witnessing severely malnourished children firsthand during a recent trip with UNICEF to deliver food packets in Haiti.

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"I've always wanted to work with UNICEF," the singer said while appearing on Good Morning America. "It's the one organization that has over the last 15 years just consistently been in my mind for all the amazing things that they do."

The pop star is joining the organization in order to encourage children in the United States to eat healthier and take part in more physical activities by promoting UNICEF's Kid Power Band, a fitness band for children that tracks exercise through an interactive app.

"Statistically, one in four kids in the U.S. are inactive. And I'm all about fitness and health and positivity. One in four kids, globally, are malnourished. So UNICEF has found a way, with Kid Power, to combat both problems at the same time," Pink said to People magazine.

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"You're getting kids super motivated to move their feet, and you're also creating, global citizens, where they care, and they're able to help other kids around the world," she continued.

Pink joins the ranks of David Beckham, Shakira and many others who fight to help provide for children around the world. Back in September during the U.N's General Assembly, Shakira met with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to discuss the importance of providing funding for early childhood development while Beckham days later called on world leaders to help improve the lives of children.

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