PM Shehbaz leaves for Geneva to co-host Climate Resilient Pakistan moot
Vows to present case of flood victims before world tomorrow: Says will place comprehensive post-disaster framework plan for recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction with resilience before development partners and friendly countries
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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has left for Geneva Sunday to co-host the International Conference on Resilient Pakistan along with the United Nations secretary-general tomorrow, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
A high-level delegation is accompanying the prime minister. The members of the delegation include, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehman, Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb and others.
Earlier, taking to his Twitter handle, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif informed: “Leaving for Geneva today to co-host International Conference on Resilient Pakistan along with UN Secretary-General. Will take the opportunity to present the case of flood victims before the world. I will also throw light on steps my govt has taken for relief & rehabilitation.
“We will place comprehensive post-disaster framework plan for recovery, rehabilitation & reconstruction with resilience before development partners & friendly countries. Bridging funding gap is key to restore critical infrastructure, rebuild lives & livelihoods & revive economy.
“Humanity is at an inflection point in world history. Our actions today will shape the resilient future for our succeeding generations. Millions of Pakistanis affected by unprecedented devastation look for compassion & solidarity to build back better.”
Leaving for Geneva today to co-host International Conference on Resilient Pakistan along with UN Secretary General. Will take the opportunity to present the case of flood victims before the world. I will also throw light on steps my govt has taken for relief & rehabilitation. 1/3— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) January 8, 2023
Humanity is at an inflection point in world history. Our actions today will shape the resilient future for our succeeding generations. Millions of Pakistanis affected by unprecedented devastation look for compassion & solidarity to build back better. 3/3— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) January 8, 2023
Pakistan will co-host an international climate conference along with the United Nations in Switzerland, Geneva on Monday.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will chair the International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan along with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
According to the foreign office, the conference will serve as a platform to marshal international support for the people and Government of Pakistan to build back better in a resilient manner after the recent devastating floods, as the country transitions from the rescue-and-relief phase towards the monumental task of recovery, rehabilitation, and reconstruction.
Pakistan will present its contribution to reconstruction and rehabilitation at the conference, and seek international support and long-term partnerships for its implementation. It outlines a prioritized and sequential plan, defined at the federal and provincial levels, that includes the financial mechanism and institutional arrangements for its execution in an open, transparent and collaborative manner.
The conference programme will feature a high-level opening segment, to be co-chaired by the prime minister and the UN secretary general, followed by the official launch of the plan "contribution to Pakistan's reconstruction and rehabilitation" and partner support announcements. The prime minister and the UN secretary general will also hold a joint press stakeout.
At the conference, Prime Minister Shehbaz will outline Pakistan’s vision for rehabilitating the affected population and reconstructing the damaged infrastructure in a resilient manner, with the support of development partners, and the country’s transition towards a more dynamic and sustainable economic development model. Federal ministers from Pakistan will present Pakistan’s long-term plan for building climate resilience and adaptation. The perspectives of the four provinces will be articulated by their representatives.
Heads of states and governments, ministers and high-level representatives from several countries and international financial institutions, foundations and funds, as well as international development organisations, private sector, civil society and INGOs will participate in the conference.
The conference will help Pakistan in forging a long-term partnership with its friends and development partners on the basis of the contribution to Pakistan's reconstruction and rehabilitation plan, and serve as a demonstration of international solidarity with the people of Pakistan as they commence the journey towards rebuilding their lives and livelihoods.