‘It was her personal opinion’. UN stands behind Priyanka over her war mongering
- In an era where social media doesn’t forgive anyone, it can be difficult to get away with anything we may say or do and Priyanka’s behavior is still making rounds on social media.
- Finally, the UN has responded to Priyanka Chopra Question but it seems that UN Has No issues with her behavior.
- UN stands behind Priyanka Chopra’s stance, terming it as her personal opinion and that personal opinions of the UN goodwill ambassadors do not reflect those of UNICEF.
It all started when a US-based Pakistani girl questioned Priyanka Chopra for her pro-war stand between India and Pakistan being UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador.
Various letters and petitions were sent to the United Nations to remove Priyanka Chopra as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for peace.
The Minister for Human Rights Pakistan, Shireen Mazari, has also officially written to UNICEF Executive Director to take down Indian actress Priyanka Chopra as UN Goodwill Ambassador.
HR Minister Dr @ShireenMazari1 today wrote a letter to UNICEF chief to remove Priyanka Chopra as UN Goodwill Ambassador for Peace over her pro-war comments and support to BJP Govt policy of ethnic cleansing/racism/fascism/genocide@UNICEF @UNHumanRights @pid_gov @appcsocialmedia pic.twitter.com/owtnbjSfEX
— Ministry of Human Rights Government of Pakistan (@mohrpakistan) August 21, 2019
Here is how the UN responded to all the criticism against Priyanka Chopra:
While responding to questions regarding Priyanka, a spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stated that UN Ambassadors are free to speak in their personal capacity.
‘Priyanka was speaking in Her Personal Capacity’
“When Goodwill Ambassadors of the UNICEF speak in their personal capacity, they retain the right to speak about issues that interest or concern them.”
“Personal views or actions of goodwill ambassadors do not necessarily reflect those of UNICEF. When they speak on behalf of UNICEF, we expect them to adhere to UNICEF’s evidence-based impartial positions.”
About Priyanka’s role, he said:
“Goodwill Ambassadors of the UNICEF are prominent individuals. They have agreed to generously volunteer their time and their public profile to promote children’s rights.”
Being a UN Goodwill Ambassador for Peace, people wanted Priyanka to take more responsibility and for peace rather than using her platform to incite hate. She faced extreme backlash for her behavior.
From Armeena Khan and Hania Amir to Pakistan’s Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari, people have complained to the United Nations against the actress for beating drums for war.
We think that the UN’s response is really diplomatic. UNICEF claims to be a supporter for protecting children from a host of medical, social and economic issues. But at the same time, the UN stands behind Priyanka’s stance and termed it as her personal opinion.
What do you people think about the UN’s response? Let us know!