It's been a whole year since UNICEF launched its special '7' campaign with its Goodwill Ambassador of 10 years David Beckham, and this week the star took to the Empire State Building in New York City to celebrate the charity's own landmark 70th anniversary.

David BeckhamDavid Beckham lights up the Empire State Building

Last year, the '7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund' was launched to mark the 10th anniversary of the former soccer star's time supporting the children's charity. This year we recognised 70 years of work that the foundation has done to support children all of the world who are suffering at the hands of war, violence, poverty, famine and disease.

Beckham lit up the Empire State Building in blue yesterday (December 12th 2016) at the United Nations' headquarters where he was celebrating how far UNICEF has come in a star-studded bash that included guests the likes of 'Stranger Things' star Millie Bobby Brown, 'Pirates of the Caribbean''s Orlando Bloom, Jackie Chan and Priyanka Chopra who was announced as the charity's newest Goodwill Ambassador at the event. 

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'Together with my fellow, dedicated ambassadors, I am now proud to stand with Unicef to help build a world where children's rights are respected and protected', Chopra said.

This month, Beckham starred in a moving campaign video about violence against children, a video which saw his tattoos come alive to tell a visual story about what abuse of all kinds, from domestic violence to playground bullying, does to young kids. 

'When I launched my 7 Fund with UNICEF, I made a commitment to do everything I can to make the world a safer place for children and to speak out on issues that are having a devastating impact on children's lives. One of those issues is violence', he said in a statement. 'Every five minutes, somewhere in the world, a child dies from violence. Millions more are in danger of physical, emotional and sexual abuse that could destroy their childhoods forever.'