Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari addressed the UN Security Council
He said Kashmir was an unaddressed item on UNSC agenda
He urged to confront the rise of hate ideologies including Islamophobia
NEW YORK: Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday stressed upon the United Nations Security Council to implement its resolutions over the Kashmir issue.
Addressing a ministerial conference in the UN Security Council, the foreign minister said that the Kashmir issue was an agenda item left unaddressed by the UNSC. He urged the global body to deliver upon its commitment to peace in the region and ‘prove that multilateralism can succeed’.
“We believe it a multinational agenda, an agenda of this UNSC and if you want to see the success of the multilateral institution or multilateralism and the success of this very Council, surely you can aid in this process; allow the implementation of the resolutions of the UNSC, when it comes to the question of Kashmir, prove the multilateralism can succeed, prove that the UNSC can succeed and deliver peace in the region,” he said.
Bilawal said that Pakistan believed that further democratization of the UNSC and the General Assembly would empower the institution and provide a moral authority to act.
“It would serve the institution to further democratize and to allow the sovereign quality of all and not the superiority of some. It does not serve the purposes of the UN to add more members to its elitist club and to expand the tyrannical power of veto,” he said.
The foreign minister said the world’s attention must also turn away from pursuing narrow national ambitions to addressing the several global threats and challenges confronting us such climate change, nuclear threat, terrorism, refugees and migration, famine and hunger, and misuse of the metaverse.
He also stressed on confronting the rise of ideologies of hate, xenophobia, populist extremism and racial and religious intolerance, including Islamophobia, which imposes discrimination and violence, and even threats of genocide, against vulnerable minorities in certain countries,
Foreign Minister Bilawal said multilateralism must be based on universal and consistent adherence to the fundamental principles of the UN Charter.
He said the UN General Assembly must play the central role in reinforcing multilateralism and enhancing equity and justice in international relations.
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