Geneva Conference: Will Pakistan be generously helped?
The head of the United Nations has appealed to the Geneva conference to give generous help to deal with the flood disasters in Pakistan. Pakistan has earmarked about sixteen billion dollars for reconstruction and rehabilitation projects
In an international conference to be held in Switzerland’s capital Geneva on Monday, the Pakistani government will seek millions of dollars from the international community to deal with the recent flood disasters. The United Nations is also with the Islamabad government in this appeal. Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif and United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres are hosting the conference.
Antonio Guterres said in his opening address that Pakistan is facing the devastation caused by climate change on the one hand and the economic crisis on the other hand. He said that ‘innovative solutions’ are needed to help Pakistan in this situation. Guterres urged the international community not to delay in helping Pakistan.
Why is this conference being held?
The government of Pakistan is organizing this international conference in Geneva in collaboration with the United Nations, in which the international donors are being requested to provide financial assistance to Pakistan in order to deal with the disasters of floods in Pakistan last year. Do it.
The government of Pakistan says that the international community should help Pakistan in all possible ways to deal with the disaster caused by global climate change.
Before leaving for Geneva to participate in this conference, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif said in a statement issued on his Twitter that in this international conference, the international community should be aware of all the plans for rehabilitation and reconstruction, including the assistance to the flood victims. will be done
Shahbaz Sharif is hopeful that all the participants of this conference will respond positively to the situation in Pakistan
Who is involved in this conference?
It has been reported that the number of delegates involved in this day-long conference is about four and a half hundred. These delegates belong to forty countries.
French President Emmanuel Macron, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and European Commission President Ersula van der Leyen will address the conference through video link.
Apart from the representatives of the World Bank and the IMF, the delegates of many other important financial institutions are also participating in this conference.
Pakistan has also developed a long-term climate change adaptation programme, which requires financial support for implementation.
According to Pakistan’s Minister of Climate Change, Sherry Rehman, in order to ensure “climate justice”, the international community must help other countries affected by climate change, including Pakistan.
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In the previous world environmental conference held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Sherry Rehman told DW that Pakistan will go to this donor conference with full preparation and considering the scale of the destruction, Pakistan should be given full financial support. will
On this occasion, Pakistan’s Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal told DW that international organizations have also been consulted in the “National Road Map” prepared to deal with and adapt to climate change. He also hoped that the Geneva conference would be successful
Need to react quickly, Akham
The President of the United Nations Development Agency, Achim Steiner, has also expressed hope for the success of this conference. He said, “Indeed, the water (flood in Pakistan) has receded, but its damage can still be seen.” For the sake of large-scale plans have to be made.
As a result of this flood, seventeen hundred people were killed across Pakistan while more than 33 million people were affected. According to the United Nations, about four million children are still forced to live in dire conditions, which must be urgently helped. Acham Steiner says that Pakistan has become a victim of climate change, but the world is not seeing a quick and effective response to help this country.
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