Prime Minister to address 77th session of UNGA on Friday

Prime Minister to address 77th session of UNGA on Friday


Prime Minister to address 77th session of UNGA on Friday

NEW YORK (Dunya News) - Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif will address the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York today (Friday).

In his address, the PM will highlight the massive devastation left behind by the deadly climate-induced floods, and appeal for international help to deal with the catastrophe.

The Prime Minister of Pakistan will be the 12th speaker in the high-level debate on the fourth day of the 77th session of the UNGA.

This is the first meeting of the General Assembly after Covid-19, in which the world leaders are taking part in-person.

During the visit, PM Shehbaz met the leaders of various countries and informed them about the flood disasters. He explained that one-third of Pakistan has been submerged, causing severe damage to human lives, infrastructure, livestock and crops.

Furthermore, center of multilateralism, the United Nations is the most vital international body, promoting international peace and security, development and human rights, and providing the foundations of a stable and sustainable world order. As the most representative and inclusive multilateral forum of nation states, the UN General Assembly offers the best platform to the international community for advancing shared objectives and common solutions to the common challenges faced by humanity.

The Prime Minister’s participation in the UNGA Session is a manifestation of Pakistan’s abiding commitment to multilateralism, with the UN playing a central role in international affairs for promoting peace and prosperity worldwide. Both in its national capacity and as the current Chair of the largest international grouping of developing countries – the Group of 77 and China – as well as the current Chair of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers, Pakistan will serve as the collective voice of the Global South to promote international peace and security, sustainable development and human rights for all, in accordance with the principles of the UN Charter.

It should be noted that this year the United Nations General Assembly is being held against the backdrop of complex and interconnected crises, as conflict, climate change and Covid-19 have exacerbated inequality, poverty and hunger across the planet, particularly among the most vulnerable populations.