UNGA to meet this month for update on 2022 resolution urging support for flood-hit Pakistan

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 10 (Alliance News): The U.N. General Assembly will hold a meeting later this month to review the implementation of its last year’s resolution expressing solidarity with flood-devastated Pakistan and calling on the world community to increase aid and keep up the political will to support the country’s recovery long-term, according to a UN spokesperson.

he Spokesperson of the president of 78th session of the 193-member assembly, Monica Grayley, said that the follow-up informal meeting will take place on in the Trusteeship Council Chamber on September 27.

The Assembly’s Oct 7, 2022, resolution also urged the U.N. to step up efforts to “sensitize the international community” to Pakistan’s needs and “mobilize effective, immediate and adequate international support and assistance.”

UN officials are expected to update the Assembly on the actions taken on the goal set by the resolution, entitled: ‘Solidarity with and support for the Government and people of Pakistan and strengthening of emergency relief, rehabilitation, reconstruction and prevention in the wake of the recent devastating flood.”

Record-breaking floods in Pakistan affected over 33 million people and killed 1,700 or more. Nearly 8 million people were displaced, with many still living in tents and makeshift homes.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who saw some of the damage for himself during a visit in the wake of August floods, reminded the assembly of the losses: more than 2 million homes damaged or destroyed, and crops and livestock were ravaged. He said at that time the disaster could thrust more than 15 million people into poverty.

The 78th session of the UN General Assembly was declared open last Tuesday by new General Assembly President Dennis Francis of Trinidad and Tobago.


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