At their meeting in Switzerland last week, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees
(UNHCR) appointed Queen of All Media Kris Aquino
as their goodwill ambassador for Asia, PEP.ph reports
. The UNHCR, which has won two Nobel Peace Prizes
in the past, helps over 22 million refugees around the globe.
The presidential sister announced her appointment on her current talk show, Kris TV
, on October 11. She says she'd been waiting for 10 months for the UNHCR's decision, and she only found out her appointment was approved last week. "But I don't have the papers yet. Magmi
next week with the United Nations representative," she is quoted as saying on PEP.ph.
"What makes this appointment a big honor is that it's not just in the Philippines. Ako po ang
magiging representative ng
American representative is Angelina Jolie."
Presidential political adviser Ronald Llamas, who attended the UNHCR meeting in Switzerland, says Kris was invited to be an ambassador by the current UNHCR chief, Antonio Guterres
. "Iniimbitahan nila si
Kris Aquino na maging
ambassadress of goodwill nila sa
Asia in the tradition of Angelina Jolie and Princess Diana (They invited Kris to become Ambassadress of Goodwill in Asia in the tradition of Angelina Jolie and Princess Diana)," he is quoted as saying on GMANews.tv.
He adds that President Benigno Aquino III has been invited to be a keynote speaker at UNHCR's 60th anniversary in December.
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(Photo courtesy of PEP.ph)