Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Munir Akram said Pakistan is contesting for a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council (UNSC) for the term 2025-26.

Delivering a virtual talk to the Pakistan Students Association Coalition based in the United States, he said the election would provide Pakistan an opportunity to articulate the aspirations and the rights of the developing countries and push for peace and security in the Middle East, and Africa.

Ambassador Munir Akram informed the student body about Pakistan’s active role within the United Nations including its presidency of the UN Economic and Social Council, the non-permanent membership of the Security Council and the chairmanship of the Grouping of G-77 and China.

He said that as the second-time President of the ECOSOC in 2021, Pakistan played a leading role in advocating the concepts of vaccine equality, and the creation of new money for the developing countries enabling them to fight off the impact of COVID-19.

Likewise, the establishment of the instrument of Special Drawing Rights of 650 billion dollars by the IMF led to the provision of additional resources to the developing countries in navigating the economic challenges.

The Ambassador said we are now asking for redistribution of the unused SDRs among those developing countries that are in acute need to realize their commitment to Sustainable Development Goals and deal with the challenge of climate change.

Ambassador Munir Akram also explained the state of the world including the key global and regional challenges.

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