Anupam Kher appointed UN ambassador for gender equality


New York: Veteran actor Anupam Kher has been appointed a UN ambassador for the ‘HeforShe’ campaign for gender equality.


The “HeforShe” campaign has been initiated by UN Women. Its goal is to engage men and boys as agents of change for the achievement of gender equality and women’s rights, by encouraging them to take action against inequalities faced by women and girls.The 60-year-old actor says he is honored.

“Thank you UN Women again for honoring me at UN headquarters NY. Will work tirelessly for Gender Equality HeforShe,” Anupam wrote on micro-blogging website Twitter.

“Thank you for the Honour and the Responsibility. Shall try my best to work towards Gender Equality worldwide,” he added.

Hollywood actress Emma Watson in July 2014 was appointed as a UN Women Good will Ambassador and helped launch the UN Women campaign ‘HeForShe’.