Pakistan elected as member of UN Economic & Social Council on Narcotic Drugs

Pakistan, elected, member, UN Economic, Social, Council, Narcotic Drugs
08 May, 2019 11:03 am

UNITED NATIONS (92 News) – Pakistan on Tuesday was elected as member of the UN Economic and Social Council on Narcotic Drugs.

In a tweet, Pakistan Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi said that Pakistan had secured 48 of 54 cent votes in the election to Commission on Narcotic Drugs, a subsidiary body of ECOSOC.

“We are grateful to all the countries that voted for Pakistan in the UN Economic and Social Council to ensure our election on Tuesday to the Commission on Narcotic Drugs,” she said.

Denial of self-determination to Kashmiris violation of UN Charter: Maleeha

Earlier addressing a special meeting of the 193-member Assembly to commemorate the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace, Pakistan’s Ambassador to UN Maleeha Lodhi Pakistan has told the UN General Assembly that the continued denial of the right to self-determination to the people of Indian-held Jammu Kashmir (IHK) was not only a travesty of justice, but also an “egregious violation” of the UN Charter.

She urged the international community to stand united against any attempts to undermine the sanctity of the UN Charter or to reinterpret its fundamental provisions to suit narrow aims.

“If the primacy of ‘we the peoples’ is to be more than just words,” Ambassador Lodhi underscored, the fundamental rights enshrined in the Charter must be ensured to all peoples.

She also pointed to a growing tendency in the world by some to erode well-established norms of international law, including respect for sovereignty and the territorial integrity of states, and the prohibition of the use of force.

Pakistani envoy warns against unilateralism

Warning against unilateralism, the Pakistani envoy said that the only alternative to a rules-based global order was global disorder. In the increasingly interconnected world, international cooperation is imperative, she asserted, underpinned by the core values of mutual respect and tolerance.

Frustration into a rejection of international order

“After all global challenges require global responses and solutions. Across many parts of the world, a conflation of economic distress and nationalistic passions has found refuge in a populist discourse that seeks to turn a widespread sense of resentment and frustration into a rejection of the international order,” Maleeha said. “These doubts needed to be pushed back by a stronger commitment by the international community to multilateralism,” she added.



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