As ambassador, she will be tasked with raising awareness around children’s rights and issues such as violence, poverty, bullying and the lack of education in many areas.
Brown recently starred in a UNICEF commercial alongside Liam Neeson, Dua Lipa and other stars urging everyone to “Go Blue” (wear blue clothing) for World Children’s Day — November 20, the same day Brown was appointed.
Brown said she shares the title with a “hero of mine, the late, great Audrey Hepburn, who once said, ‘As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands: one for helping others and one for helping yourself.’ And that’s exactly what I intend to do.”
Brown was nominated for an Emmy last year for her role as Eleven in “Stranger Things,” the popular Netflix sci-fi series. Its third season is expected in 2019.