UNHCR appoints Javed Afridi Refugee Youth Ambassador.


ISLAMABAD -- United Nation High Comion for Refugees (UNHCR) has announced to appoint entrepreneur, Javed Afridi, as UNHCR Pakistan's Refugee Youth Ambassador in the margins of the first Global Refugee Forum at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Javed Afridi was awarded the Hilal--e-Imtiaz by the President of Pakistan for his philanthropic efforts and sports diplomacy work earlier this year. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Haier Pakistan and the owner of the cricket franchise Peshawar Zalmi and Benoni Zalmi in the T20 Global League of South Africa. "I feel elated, privileged and inspired by this opportunity to raise my voice in favour of refugee youth and serve humanity, " said Javed Afridi. The Minister of State for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) and Narcotics, H. E.

Shehryar Afridi, and UNHCR Representative in Pakistan, Ruvendrini Menikdiwela, presented Javed Afridi with an appointment certificate. UNHCR Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, Indrika Ratwatte, also participated in the appointment ceremony. Javed Afridi said that as UNHCR Pakistan Refugee Youth Ambassador, he will work hard to empower youth in Pakistan by enabling them to showcase their talent. "I'll make all necessary efforts to promote and work for the betterment of youth in Pakistan, " he said. At the Global Refugee Forum, a range of stakeholders, including...

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