UN backs Priyanka Chopra over her warmongering statement
UN Goodwill Ambassador for Peace Priyanka Chopra has been facing intense criticism especially from Pakistan after she cheered for India when they initiate war against Pakistan in February. UN has finally responded to all the criticism against Priyanka and said that she has the right to say anything in her personal capacity.
“When UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors speak in their personal capacity, they retain the right to speak about issues that interest or concern them,” Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said at his daily briefing on Thursday in answer to a question about Priyanka.
“Their personal views or actions do not necessarily reflect those of UNICEF,” he added.
But, he said when they [UN Ambassadors] speak on behalf of the UNICEF, UN expect them to adhere to UNICEF’s evidence-based impartial positions, Indian media reported.
Being an UN Peace Ambassador people was expecting more sensible response from her but she became eye of the storm for a tweet that she posted after the Balakot air strikes in Pakistan.
People have been calling her a ‘hypocrite’ for encouraging nuclear war against Pakistan.
Copyright Business Recorder, 2019