Shehzad Roy, one of Pakistan’s esteemed philanthropists, was recently appointed as National Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The singer represented Pakistan at the UNODC’s 61st session in Vienna, Austria on March 12.
“I am humbled and proud to represent Pakistan as Goodwill Ambassador for UNODC at the 61st Session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna, Austria,” the singer said in a post on social media.
Roy also thanked the UNODC executive director, Yury Fedotov for reaching out to young people and tackling their use of drugs.
“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,” Shehzad said at the time of his appointment earlier.
The president and founder of Zindagi Trust has been awarded the Sitara-i-Imtiaz, the highest civil honors award in Pakistan, for his public service in 2005. He was also awarded the Sitara-e-Eisaar in 2006 for his rehabilitation work after the 2005 Kashmir earthquake.