The United Nations responds to the demands regarding the removal of Indian actor Priyanka Chopra as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for peace. The Indian actress Chopra was criticized for her reaction to a Pakistani fan. The Pakistani fan, Ayesha Malik, called the actress “hypocrite” during a Beauty conference. Moreover, the girl asked this question in response to Priyanka’s tweet during Indo-Pak tensions earlier this year. Since then, Pakistani celebrities and people are demanding the UN remove her as a peace ambassador. Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari also wrote a letter to UNICEF. Moreover, she demanded in the letter to remove Chopra as its goodwill ambassador for peace.
But the spokesperson for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that when UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors speak in their personal capacity, they retain the right to speak about issues that interest or concern them. Furthermore, he says that their personal views or actions do not necessarily reflect those of UNICEF. And When they speak on behalf of the UNICEF, we expect them to adhere to UNICEF’s evidence-based impartial positions. Moreover, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors are prominent individuals who have agreed to generously volunteer their time and their public profile to promote children’s rights.