New York (October, 31, 2017): United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has appointed renowned Pakistani singer Shehzad Roy as its new ‘National Goodwill Ambassador’ for two years.
In a tweet, the singer shared his feelings that he is honored to receive the recognition.
“It’s an honor to be designated as the UNODC National Goodwill Ambassador,” he said.
— UNODC (@UNODC) October 30, 2017
Roy said, “I have been following UNODC’s work even before joining them as a Goodwill Ambassador. Their work is commendable in the fields of criminal justice, drug demand reduction and HIV/AIDS prevention. These things are close to my heart especially when children are concerned, and I will give my all to my new role as National Goodwill Ambassador for Pakistan.”UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov appreciated Shehzad’s “unwavering commitment in tackling illicit drugs” and hoped for spreading awareness regarding the hazards of drug abuse in collaboration with the singer.“It is disheartening to see children imprisoned for petty crimes or drugs ruining the lives of young people. If I can help one child out of prison or convince just one boy or girl to turn away from drugs, I feel proud that I have made a difference,” said Roy upon accepting his two-year assignment.