UNGA adopts resolution tabled by Pakistan on right of self-determination

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

20th Nov, 2020. 09:35 am

The Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly has adopted a resolution tabled by Pakistan for the universal realization of the right of peoples to self-determination.

In a series of tweets, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the World Body, Munir Akram said the resolution co-sponsored by seventy-one countries reflects the international consensus and consistent support.

He said by reaffirming the right to self-determination and its continued applicability serves as a beacon of hope to those millions of people who are striving to realize this fundamental right.

Munir Akram said the General Assembly’s affirmation of support preserves their belief that their destinies will be decided in accordance with the principles of justice, not by the power of the force.

Earlier Pakistan’s Permanent Representative in General Assembly Ambassador Munir Akram has said that India does not qualify for a seat on UN Security Council.

The General Assembly debated reforms aimed at making the UN body more representative, responsive, democratic and transparent.

Pakistan’s Permanent Representative Ambassador Munir Akram, while referring to India, said one country has waged 20 wars since independence and fomented terrorism and instability across the region, especially in Pakistan.

India — along with Brazil, Germany and Japan — has been campaigning for a permeant UNSC membership.

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