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Pakistan highlights UNGA revitalization efforts


New York, 21 February 2024 (TDI): Ambassador Munir Akram, representing Pakistan, participated in the general debate of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the revitalization of the work of the UN General Assembly.

During the session, Ambassador Akram put forth a series of specific recommendations aimed at shaping the conclusions and recommendations of the Ad Hoc Working Group.


Pakistan has emphasized that the revitalization of the work of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) is fundamentally a political endeavor rather than a procedural one.

The country reiterated the UNGA’s crucial role in complementing the authority of the Security Council, particularly in situations where the Security Council fails to take action for peace enforcement.

Ambassador Munir Akram presents concrete suggestions at UNGA Ad Hoc Working Group Debate.

Pakistan’s stance underscores the significance of empowering the UNGA to play a more active role in addressing global challenges, especially in scenarios where the Security Council encounters obstacles in taking decisive action.

Ambassador Akram emphasized the need for the UNGA to assert its complementary authority in peace enforcement efforts, contributing to the maintenance of international peace and security.

Ensuring Revitalization Process

Furthermore, Pakistan stressed the importance of ensuring that the revitalization process of the UNGA is driven by a genuine commitment to enhancing its effectiveness and relevance in contemporary global affairs.

Furthermore, Ambassador Akram reiterated Pakistan’s dedication to actively engaging in discussions and initiatives aimed at strengthening the role of the UNGA as a central forum for multilateral diplomacy.

In presenting concrete suggestions to the Ad Hoc Working Group, Ambassador Akram highlighted Pakistan’s proactive approach to advancing the revitalization agenda of the UNGA.

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The recommendations put forward by Pakistan aim to foster greater cooperation among UN member states and enhance the UNGA’s capacity to address pressing international issues comprehensively.

As the international community grapples with complex challenges ranging from climate change to peace and security, Pakistan reaffirms its commitment to promoting a robust and inclusive UNGA that effectively addresses the needs and aspirations of all nations.

Ambassador Akram’s participation in the Ad Hoc Working Group reflects Pakistan’s steadfast dedication to advancing multilateralism and strengthening the role of the United Nations in promoting global peace and prosperity.

The writer is a dedicated graduate student pursuing an MPhil in DSS from NDU Islamabad.

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