ISLAMABAD: The United Nations Organization Day is being observed on Friday while in his message, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said that the world body is needed more than ever to address the multiple crises.
“The United Nations is needed more than ever at this time of multiple crises. Poverty, disease, terrorism, discrimination and climate change are exacting a heavy toll,” the UN Secretary-General said.
“At this critical moment, let us reaffirm our commitment to empowering the marginalized and vulnerable. On United Nations Day, I call on Governments and individuals to work in common cause for the common good,” he said.
The United Nations Day is celebrated annually on October 24, which marks the day in 1945 when the Charter of the United Nations was brought into force.
Pakistan committed to work for international peace, prosperity: President
In his message on the occasion, President Mamnoon Hussain reiterated Pakistan’s resolve to work with the international community to advance peace and prosperity for all.
The president said that pacific settlement of disputes is one of the cardinal provisions of the UN Charter.
President Mamnoon said that Pakistan is committed to build a peaceful neighbourhood through the just and peaceful resolution of all outstanding disputes including Kashmir in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions.
Mamnoon Hussain said that the United Nations and the international community have a permanent responsibility in realizing the promise of right of self-determination made to Kashmiri people.
The president also urged the UN to play its role in finding a just and lasting solution of the Palestinian issue.