Islamabad: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says development goals in Pakistan are threatened by climate change.
Addressing an event on climate change, Antonio Gutres said, “Our shared vision is to tackle climate change and make sustainable development.”
The Secretary General said that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s speech on UN climate change was effective, welcomed the campaign of the Black Tree Tsunami and Clean and Green Pakistan.
He said that as a result of climate change, natural disasters caused 10,000 deaths in Pakistan and development targets in Pakistan are facing threats from climate change.
Antonio Gutres said that no country is safe from the effects of climate change, global efforts are still insufficient to achieve goals, we are not on track in dealing with climate change, we are facing an emergency situation in climate change.
He said that I would like to express solidarity with the people affected by various disasters in Pakistan. Pakistan faces challenges in various fields including health.
The UN Secretary-General said that Pakistan is striving for the goals of Sustainable Development because achieving sustainable development goals is important for all countries and nations, efforts and work will have to be accelerated for development goals.
He said that eliminating poverty is a fundamental part of Pakistan’s policy, it is important for education, economy and equitable development.
He said that there was a historic agreement between Pakistan and India regarding water distribution, not water weapons but peace should be guaranteed. Effective dialogue with India could solve the problem of water distribution.
Talking about the situation in occupied Kashmir, the UN Secretary General said that Pakistan and India have always emphasized dialogue, human rights should be respected in Kashmir, human rights protection in occupied Kashmir should be ensured. , Humanity should be protesting not only in Kashmir but all over the world.
Secretary General of Pakistan-based Afghan Refugees said that the Pakistani people have hosted the best of millions of Afghan refugees.
It should be noted that UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is on a three-day visit to Pakistan, during which he will address and meet with the Prime Minister.