Malaysia celebrates United Nations Day

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Malaysia celebrates United Nations Day

Kuala Lumpur, 24 October 2021 (TDI): Malaysia joined 192 UN Member States to celebrate United Nations Day. United Nations Day is an annual commemorative day to mark the official creation of the United Nations (UN) on 24 October 1945.

Malaysia’s Enduring Commitment

On this occasion, Malaysia renewed its enduring commitment to the UN and its main pillars; human rights and development, peace, and security. Ever since joining the UN Malaysia has upheld the principles of the august organization. It was elected as a member of the UN Security Council on four occasions i.e. 1965, 1989-1990, 1999-2000, and 2015-2016.

UN Human Rights Council (HRC)

Recently, Malaysia was elected for a third time to the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) for the 2022-2024 terms.  Malaysia believes in working closely with all the other UN members through cooperation, transparency, engagement, and inclusivity. It plays its role to ensure peaceful coexistence between nations, different peoples, faiths, and cultures.

Nuclear Weapons Free World

It supports the aim of the UN to achieve a nuclear-weapons-free world. Hence, it will continue to play an active role in nuclear disarmament. It heads Main Committee-I on Nuclear Disarmament at the impending 10th Review Conference of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). The conference is next year.

Issue of Palestine

As far as the issue of Palestine is concerned, the Malaysian Government contributed approximately USD 1 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees with an annual distribution from 2021 to 2025.

Sustainable Development Goals

In addition to that, Malaysia launched its 12th National Plan (2021-2025). The theme of the plan is “A Prosperous, Inclusive, Sustainable Malaysia”, and embeds Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It also presented its second Voluntary National Review (VNR) report at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) and highlighted measures adopted by Malaysia for the implementation of SDGs.

Carbon Neutral Nation

Furthermore, Malaysia reiterated its commitment to attaining the status of a carbon-neutral nation by 2050. This will facilitate the switch to a more sustainable and climate-resilient future. It will participate in the upcoming 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which is in November 2021.

There is an urgent requirement for the UN to address the issue of the Covid-19 pandemic and equitable access to vaccines.

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