Mim appointed UNICEF national ambassador in Bangladesh
National Film Award winning actress Bidya Sinha Saha Mim has been appointed as UNICEF's newest national ambassador in Bangladesh.
As the ambassador, the actor is set to join prominent personalities around the world who use their voice and prominence to advocate for the rights of children, said UNICEF Representative to Bangladesh Sheldon Yett at a press conference at Sonargaon Hotel in the city on Thursday.
Speaking on the occasion, Mim 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 a high regard for me to be part of that cause, for every child."
"Each one of us has a responsibility to speak up for the rights of children and women. I am looking forward to doing my part together with UNICEF," she added.
In her professional life, Mim has established herself as an inspiring advocate for women's rights and a leading voice against violence. As a UNICEF National Ambassador in Bangladesh Mim is set to raise awareness about the rights of children, especially those most vulnerable.
She will lend her voice to UNICEF'S causes that are closest to her heart, including speaking out against the violence that children and women face in Bangladesh.
Before her appointment, Mim has already collaborated with UNICEF to raise awareness about Covid-19 prevention. 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, said a press release.
UNICEF Representative to Bangladesh Sheldon Yett said as one of the best-known film stars in Bangladesh, Mim brings with her energy and enthusiasm, as well as a deep commitment to the protection of the most vulnerable children and women in this country.
"We are thrilled to have Mim on board and we look forward to working with her for the rights and well-being of every child," he added.
Bidya Sinha Saha Mim joins Arifa Perveen Zaman Moushumi, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Jewel Aich as UNICEF national ambassadors in Bangladesh, and Raba Khan as the UNICEF youth advocate in Bangladesh.