Revealed On 14 September,2021 09:22 pm
Over 100 world leaders including PM Imran to address UNGA’s high-level debate next week
UNITED NATIONS (APP) – Prime Minister Imran Khan will probably be amongst greater than 100 heads of state and authorities to address the annual high-level section of the UN Normal Meeting session next week, in accordance to the newest audio system listing.
The Pakistani chief will probably be talking to the world leaders by way of video-hyperlink on Sept 24, two days after the Meeting begins its Normal Debate. PM Khan final addressed the Normal Meeting in 2019 when he delivered a powerful speech that targeted on the Kashmir dispute.
Amongst others delivering pre-recorded statements this 12 months would be the presidents of Iran, Egypt, France, Indonesia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
In the meantime, the 76th session of 193-member Meeting, which had gone digital in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, is opening Tuesday afternoon, beneath the chairmanship of Abdulla Shahid of Maldives, who was elected its President, changing Volkan Bozkir of Turkey.
This 12 months’s theme is: “Constructing resilience by hope – to get better from COVID-19, rebuild sustainability, reply to the wants of the planet, respect the rights of individuals, and revitalize the United Nations”.
U.S. President Joe Biden, King Abdullah of Jordan and the presidents of Turkey, Brazil, Venezuela and Palestine in addition to prime ministers of the UK, Japan and India will probably be amongst these leaders current at U.N. headquarters in New York to ship their nation’s speech in high-level debate starting on Sept 22.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is about to converse on September 25, a day after he participates within the Quad Leaders’ Summit in Washington DC hosted by President Biden on September 24.
Pakistan International Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who’s reaching New York on Sept 20, will take part in a number of occasions being held in the course of the Meeting’s high-level week including a gathering of OIC Working Group on Jammu and Kashmir, a ministerial assembly of the Uniting for Consensus (UfC) group on Safety Council reform and a high-level assembly on vitality.
FM Qureshi may also maintain a lot of bilateral conferences together with his counterparts, meet the UN Secretary-Normal Antonio Guterres and work together with members of the Pakistani neighborhood and businessmen apart from the Pakistani and worldwide media.
Due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic, the U.N.’s members determined to make this 12 months’s gathering hybrid, providing nations the opportunity of sending leaders to New York in particular person or making pre-recorded statements to be proven within the iconic meeting corridor, as just about all international locations did final 12 months.
Many diplomats and leaders had complained publicly that digital conferences can’t substitute for in-particular person one-to-one or group contacts to sort out regional and world challenges and crises.
The final scheduled audio system on Sept. 27 are from the delegations of North Korea, Myanmar, Guinea and Afghanistan.
At the moment, the Afghan envoy on the UN is Ambassador Ghulam Issaczai, who was appointed by former President Ashraf Ghani as Kabul’s envoy to the UN in June 2021. The interim Taliban authorities has not but made any submission difficult Isaczai’s credentials.
Underneath measures to stop the unfold of COVID-19, member states have agreed to restrict the delegations getting into U.N. headquarters with a pacesetter or minister to six folks, with solely 4 of them allowed within the Normal Meeting chamber. The secretary-common has additionally mandated that every one U.N. workers within the constructing in the course of the week be vaccinated.
U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric stated all folks getting into the U.N. headquarters complicated, including guests, delegates, and contractors, can have to “attest by their swipe card or escorted entry that they don’t have signs of COVID-19 and haven’t examined constructive for COVID-19 within the final 10 days.”