Pakistan’s Permanent Representative, Ambassador Farukh Amil, calls for focusing on People oriented climate-friendly strategies for development in cognizance of cultural and national sensitivities and priorities
Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Farukh Amil, has called for recourse to technology, improving access to trading opportunities, fostering peace and harmony through resolution of international disputes on the UN agenda and ensuring respect for traditions, history, heritage and circumstances while finding solutions of challenges in the field of human rights, for effective realization of human rights and Right to Development.
Ambassador Amil made these remarks at the First South-South Human Rights Forum, which was held in Beijing on December 7-8, 2017. The Forum was co-hosted by the Chinese State Council Information Office and Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He noted that there was need to find means to co-exist with the nature in harmony. Development aspirations must be pursued in cognizance of the rights of billions of people who are adversely affected due to climate change caused by a handful few. Ambassador said freedom from poverty is a human right too. South-South Cooperation is a must for realization of the right to development. China’s One Belt One Road initiative and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) are shining examples of such cooperation.
Speaking at the Sub-forum on “Poverty Alleviation and the Safeguarding of the Right to Food in Countries under South-South Cooperation”, Ambassador Amil said that the foundation to build the community of shared future rests on the pillars of stronger partnerships for peace security and sustainable growth; intra-civilization exchange to improve understanding and protection of environment for the succeeding generations.
The South-South Human Rights Forum titled “Building a Community of Shared Future for Human Beings and the Emerging Opportunity of Human Rights Development,” hosted more than 300 officials and experts from around 70 countries and international organizations. In the declaration, the participants agreed that Chinese President Xi Jinping’s proposal to build a community of shared future for humanity was a major concept which conformed to the trend of the times, fitted the requirements of development, and reflected the pursuit of a new human social value.
December 13, 2017