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Ambassador Akram speaks during open debate of UNSC


New York, 21 November 2023 (TDI): Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations New York, Ambassador Munir Akram on Tuesday participated in open debate of the United Nations Security Council. 

The open debate of the United Nations Security Council was focused on the agenda item titled “Promoting Sustaining Peace through Common Development.” 

During his speech, the Ambassador emphasized the intrinsic link between peace and development. He highlighted the necessity of pressing measures to attain a more balanced and fair global development. 

Ambassador Akram underscored how the unequal framework of finance, trade, and technology established over recent decades have contributed to heightened global inequality. 

Moreover, he added that in the past 8 decades, hundreds of millions of people have been lifted out of poverty, through planned and market-driven development, investment, trade, and technological breakthroughs. 

Although with all those happenings still, we have failed to promote the Charter’s vision of prosperity for all the “peoples” of the United Nations. 

Continuing his remarks, he said that growing poverty and hunger, and the illegal exploitation of natural resources are the principal cause of many global conflicts. 

He said that climate change is exacerbating the scramble for scarce resources, particularly water, and could lead to the proliferation of conflicts. 

The ambassador while highlighting the issue of Palestine and Occupied Kashmir stated that no amount of development can bring peace when people are suppressed by foreign occupation. 

Along with forcibly denying their right to self-determination as is happening in Palestine and Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. 

Ambassador Akram also pointed out that the pledges and commitments made as part of the Political Declaration of the SDG Summit must be implemented. 

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While continuing about the Sustainable Development Goals he particularly stressed expanding concessional and grant development finance along with re-channeling the unutilized SDRs. He also expressed to provide urgent debt relief and allocate new development linked SDRs. 

While highlighting the commitments of the SDG Summit he stated to adopt an equitable international tax treaty and to halt illicit financial flows. Reform global financial architecture and revive international trade as an engine of development. 

He also said to meet climate commitments and mobilize at least One trillion dollars annually in sustainable infrastructure. 

Abdul Momin Rasul
Abdul Momin Rasul
Abdul Momin Rasul is pursuing BS International Relations from the National University of Modern Languages (NUML). The arenas of diplomacy and foreign policy intrigue him to delve deep into analyzing the broader scenario of global affairs. Besides, the author is also exploring the field of media and journalism.

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