Pakistan urges UNSC to call for immediate halt to Israel’s use of ‘disproportionate’ force against Palestinians

UNITED NATIONS, May 16 (APP): Pakistan has called on the UN Security Council, which met Sunday to discuss the grave situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Jerusalem, to call for an immediate halt to Israel’s use of “disproportionate and arbitrary” force and to offer protections to the suffering Palestinian civilians. In a statement submitted… Continue reading Pakistan urges UNSC to call for immediate halt to Israel’s use of ‘disproportionate’ force against Palestinians

OIC envoys urge UNSC’s intervention to end Israel’s aggressive actions against Palestinians

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NEW YORK, May 13 (APP): The OIC Group at the United Nations has unanimously adopted a Pakistan-proposed statement that condemns Israel and reaffirms support for Palestinians, as fatal clashes in East Jerusalem escalate, and urges UN Security Council to address the ‘grave’ crisis that threatens world peace and security. The statement “called for swift international… Continue reading OIC envoys urge UNSC’s intervention to end Israel’s aggressive actions against Palestinians

Amb Munir Akram reminds Pakistani-Americans of duty to back occupied Kashmiris, Palestinians

NEW YORK May 13 (APP): Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Munir Akram, in his Eid-ul-Fitr message, has wished peace and prosperity to the Pakistani community members, and urged them to keep in their thoughts the people of Kashmir and Palestine who continue to suffer under occupation. “Amidst the challenging crisis of Covid-19 pandemic,… Continue reading Amb Munir Akram reminds Pakistani-Americans of duty to back occupied Kashmiris, Palestinians

ECOSOC responded to Covid with push for global equitable access to vaccines: Amb. Akram

UNITED NATIONS, May 06 (APP): The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) responded to the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic with precision as the 54-member body pushed for global equitable access to vaccines, Pakistani Ambassador Munir Akram has said. “I think that the ECOSOC has responded with clarity,” Ambassador Akram, who is also the president of ECOSOC,… Continue reading ECOSOC responded to Covid with push for global equitable access to vaccines: Amb. Akram

ECOSOC chief Munir Akram calls for boosting vaccine production in efforts to defeat coronavirus pandemic

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 16 (APP): The President of UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Pakistani Ambassador Munir Akram, Friday called for ramping up production of vaccines against coronavirus in order to defeat the deadly pandemic that has caused a human, economic and social crisis. “Vaccines offer our best hope in addressing this pandemic and overcoming… Continue reading ECOSOC chief Munir Akram calls for boosting vaccine production in efforts to defeat coronavirus pandemic

ECOSOC chief Munir Akram urges stepped up efforts to mobilize funding for coronavirus-hit developing countries

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 09 (APP): The President of United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Pakistan’s Ambassador Munir Akram, has urged the international community to boost its efforts to mobilize the financing required to enable the developing countries to rebuild their economies from the devastation left behind by the deadly coronavirus pandemic. “To achieve the… Continue reading ECOSOC chief Munir Akram urges stepped up efforts to mobilize funding for coronavirus-hit developing countries

At Youth Forum, UN chief calls for ‘tangible improvements’ in the face of injustice, poor governance

NEW YORK, Apr 07 (APP): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Wednesday urged world leaders to “move beyond platitudes” about young people, and deliver a better future for them. In a remarks at the 10th Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, he described the online gathering as “the UN’s foremost platform” for tackling the many pressing… Continue reading At Youth Forum, UN chief calls for ‘tangible improvements’ in the face of injustice, poor governance

ECOSOC chief urges youth to contribute in combating challenges facing Covid-hit world

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 07 (APP): The President of UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Ambassador Munir Akram of Pakistan, Wednesday gave a clarion call to young people to make their “valuable contribution” in meeting the unprecedented challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic that the world is grappling with. “The future belongs to you, the youth,”… Continue reading ECOSOC chief urges youth to contribute in combating challenges facing Covid-hit world

ECOSOC chief Munir Akram urges halt to illicit financial flows from poor countries at Crime Congress in Kyoto

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 07 (APP): The President of United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Pakistan’s Ambassador Munir Akram, Sunday joined top Japanese leaders and UN officials in calling for renewed global cooperation against crime to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to recover from the Coronavirus pandemic. The calls were made at the opening… Continue reading ECOSOC chief Munir Akram urges halt to illicit financial flows from poor countries at Crime Congress in Kyoto

China-Pakistan ties force for regional, world peace: Amb. Munir Akram

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 02 (APP): Commemorating the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Pakistan and China, Ambassador Munir Akram has said that the relationship was a force for peace and stability in the region and beyond. “This relationship has withstood the vicissitudes of time and enjoys the full support of our peoples at all levels,”… Continue reading China-Pakistan ties force for regional, world peace: Amb. Munir Akram

ECOSOC Chief Munir Akram calls for boosting infrastructure investment in Covid-hit poorer countries

NEW YORK, Mar 02 (APP): The president of UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Pakistan’s Ambassador Munir Akram, has said he believes the creation of a public-private facility under UN’s umbrella could provide adequate financing for infrastructure investment in coronavirus-hit developing countries to spur economic development. “Such a facility would be a useful supplement to… Continue reading ECOSOC Chief Munir Akram calls for boosting infrastructure investment in Covid-hit poorer countries

Pakistan backs UN’s efforts to advance human rights; seeks end to abuses in IIOJK

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 24 (APP): A top Pakistani diplomat has backed United Nations’ efforts to maintain human rights throughout the UN system and advance its work in this field, as he asked for the measures the world body would take to end the ongoing rights abuses in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). “Human… Continue reading Pakistan backs UN’s efforts to advance human rights; seeks end to abuses in IIOJK

Pakistan highlights importance of pulses for diets, food security as UN marks World Pulses Day

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UNITED NATIONS, Feb 11 (APP): The United Nations marked the World Pulses Day on Wednesday, with Pakistan’s Ambassador Munir Akram highlighting the important contribution of pulses to sustainable food systems and healthy diets. Speaking at a virtual event in connection with the day, Ambassador Akram, who is also the president of UN Economic and Social… Continue reading Pakistan highlights importance of pulses for diets, food security as UN marks World Pulses Day

Social development key pillar for ‘sustainable and resilient’ world: Amb. Munir Akram

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 09 (APP): The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) President, Ambassador Munir Akram of Pakistan, has called for tackling the crisis unleashed by the coronavirus pandemic, emphasizing that social development was “one of the critical pillars” for making the world more sustainable and resilient. “The COVID-19 pandemic is a stark reminder of… Continue reading Social development key pillar for ‘sustainable and resilient’ world: Amb. Munir Akram

Indian, Pakistani delegates clash over Kashmir at UN

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UNITED NATIONS, Jan 29 (APP): Delegates of India and Pakistan got into a fresh verbal duel in the UN General Assembly on Thursday, after Pakistani Ambassador Munir Akram exposed New Delhi’s human rights abuses in the occupied Kashmir as well as the design of the BJP-RSS extremists against Pakistan. Indian delegate Vidisha Maitra reacted to… Continue reading Indian, Pakistani delegates clash over Kashmir at UN

At UN, Pakistan proposes action plan to combat ‘violent’ Hindutva ideology

NEW YORK, Jan 13 (APP): Highlighting its leading role in the global campaign against terrorism, Pakistan has proposed an action plan in the UN Security Council to deal with the recent growth of violent nationalists ideologies, including Hindutva, which constitute new threats to global peace. “These violent extremist supremacist groups pose a clear and present… Continue reading At UN, Pakistan proposes action plan to combat ‘violent’ Hindutva ideology

Pakistan urges UN to demand India drops ‘fabricated’ case against detained Kashmiri leader Aasiya Andrabi

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UNITED NATIONS, Dec 31 (APP): Pakistan has urged United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to ask India to drop “fabricated charges” against Aasiya Andrabi, the founding leader of Kashmiri organization “Dukhtaran-i-Millat”, and to provide her complete legal protections. “India’s systemic crackdown of the legitimate and indigenous freedom movement in Kashmir cannot be given a free pass,”… Continue reading Pakistan urges UN to demand India drops ‘fabricated’ case against detained Kashmiri leader Aasiya Andrabi

Emergency funding needed to help coronavirus-hit poorer countries avoid economic collapse: ECOSOC chief

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 02 (APP): The President of U.N. Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Ambassador Munir Akram of Pakistan, has called for providing emergency financing for coronavirus-hit developing countries to enable them to avoid economic collapse, as he stressed the need for international cooperation at this critical stage. “There will be debt defaults and economic… Continue reading Emergency funding needed to help coronavirus-hit poorer countries avoid economic collapse: ECOSOC chief

Pakistan calls for equal participation of persons with disabilities in all spheres

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 01 (APP): Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN, Munir Akram, has called for ensuring “full and equal” participation of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society, including in coronavirus response and recovery. Speaking at a side event organized by the Office of the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-general on Disability and… Continue reading Pakistan calls for equal participation of persons with disabilities in all spheres

Pakistan’s support for Palestinian cause will not waver: Munir Akram

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UNITED NATIONS, Nov 29 (APP): Pakistan has renewed its firm support to the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination and statehood, as the United Nations (UN) marked the annual International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on Sunday. “Our support remains unwavering,” Ambassador Munir Akram said in a message for the occasion. The International Day… Continue reading Pakistan’s support for Palestinian cause will not waver: Munir Akram

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