New Goodwill Ambassador of UN Population Fund Ashley Judd [ Current Affairs ]


Ashley Judd a highly praised humanitarian, actor, writer and political activist from US has been appointed as Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). She will support the UNFPA’s efforts to empower women to choose when and how often to become pregnant and to stop women dying giving life as a Goodwill Ambassador.

Image of Ashley Judd

Image of Ashley Judd

New Goodwill Ambassador of UN

She will also play important role at creating awareness about the 2030 Program for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In the 2030 Agenda Goals 3 and 5 are for SDGs seek to end discrimination against women in all forms and promote their well-being.

About United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

UNFPA is the nodal UN agency to address reproductive health and population issues, and raises awareness of these issues in all countries.

It was established as the United Nations Fund for Population Activities.

Its headquarters is located at New York, US.

In more than 150 countries spread across 4 geographic regions this program is supports like:

  • Arab States and Europe
  • Asia and Pacific
  • Latin America and Caribbean
  • sub-Saharan Africa

About Ashley Judd

She was born on 19th April 1968 at Granada Hills, U. S.

She grew up in a family of successful performing artists as the daughter of country music singer Naomi Judd and the sister of Wynonna Judd.

She is best known for a continuing acting career spanning more than two decades; she has progressively become involved in global caring efforts and political activism.

Judd had leading roles in such films such as:

  • Ruby in Paradise (1993)
  • Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996)
  • Kiss the Girls (1997)
  • Double Jeopardy (1999)
  • Where the Heart Is (2000)
  • High Crimes (2002)
  • De-Lovely (2004)
  • Dolphin Tale (2011)
  • Divergent (2014)
  • Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)
  • Insurgent (2015)

- Published on: March 22, 2016