Pakistan stresses implementation of anti-poverty declaration signed by world leaders in Sept
November 21, 2023

Pakistan has called for implementing the Political Declaration, adopted by last September's Sustainable Development Goals Summit, under which world leaders reaffirmed their commitment to eradicate poverty and hunger and combat inequalities.  

Speaking in a Security Council's debate on the promotion of sustainable peace through common development, Pakistan's permanent ambassador to the United Nations Munir Akram said these pledges development should be endorsed by the Security Council to transform these into binding obligations.

He voiced support for the U.N. Peacebuilding Commission's efforts to address the resolution of conflict situations through the promotion of development.

Munir Akram said that development could not bring peace when peoples are suppressed by foreign occupation and forcibly denied of their right to self-determination as is happening in Palestine and Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.