UN: Pakistani singer Shehzad Roy has been appointed as National Goodwill Ambassador for United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
The honour was announced on Twitter, where the organisation wrote, “UNODC Chief designates popular Pakistani singer Shehzad Roy as National Goodwill Ambassador.”
— UNODC (@UNODC) October 30, 2017
UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov said, “Throughout his career as a singer, social worker and a humanitarian, Mr. Roy has shown an unwavering commitment to tackling illicit drugs.” “His position as one of Pakistan’s most famous singers, his enduring popularity with young people, and his energy and undoubted talent, will help UNODC publicise the dangers of drug abuse,” he added.
Roy took to Twitter to express his gratitude. He wrote, “It’s an honour to be designated as the UNODC National Goodwill Ambassador.”
It’s an honour to be designated as the UNODC National Goodwill Ambassodor. https://t.co/zgdOJejjci
— Shehzad Roy (@ShehzadRoy) October 30, 2017
Many came forward to congratulate Roy:
— Bryan Adams (@bryanadams) October 30, 2017
Congratulations @ShehzadRoy! Thank you for being a change-maker, giving hope and future to many vulnerable youth and children.
— Malala (@Malala) October 30, 2017
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) October 30, 2017