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New UN finance panel to push Global anti-poverty goals onward


Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

29th Jan, 2020. 10:01 pm
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UN finance panel

The President of the UN General Assembly has urged member states to support a new panel that has been set up to help make the anti-poverty Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality, by 2030.

According to the sources of APP, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, the UNGA president and Mona Juul, the President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) introduced a joint initiative on Tuesday, to establish a high-level panel on financial accountability, transparency and integrity, called FACTI.

“It is critical that Member States get behind the panel’s work, both substantively and financially”, he urged, noting that in light of the Decade of Action, it would help promote faster progress towards achieving the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.

He said the flow of illicit cash and goods on the international black market, impacts every nation’s ability to mobilize domestic resources.

UNODC, Interior Ministry launches 4 year technical assistance framework

Earlier on January 25, The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Ministry of Interior launched a four-year technical assistance framework on today which aims to strengthen the criminal justice response in Pakistan to prevent and counter terrorism.

According to the derails, peaking on the occasion, Minister for Interior Ijaz Shah expressed gratitude to members of the international community for the trust bestowed upon the government of Pakistan and its counter-terrorism apparatus through this project.

Country Representative UNODC Dr Jeremy Milsom said we have come a long way since the initial discussions on this programme.

Secretary Ministry of Interior Yousaf Naeem highlighted the objective of the newly launched programme, and acknowledged the commitment of UNODC in delivering support to Pakistan.

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