Pakistani youth criticises UN over ‘failure’ to deliver

Questions how can a better world be dreamed in 2045 when the United Nations cannot implement on its own resolutions

By: News Desk      Published: 09:30 PM, 10 Aug, 2020
Pakistani youth criticises UN over ‘failure’ to deliver
Ahsan Kamray addresses a virtual event to celebrate 75th anniversary of United Nations and Youth Day.

The United Nations (UN) volunteers have celebrated 75th anniversary of the world body Nations and the International Youth Day, a press release said on Monday. 

Volunteers and prominent human rights activists, peace activists and change makers from Pakistan, India, Myanmar, Iraq, Egypt, Australia and Nigeria joined the event. In a video message, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres admired the youth for doing positive efforts for bringing in betterment. 

Young leader Ahsan Kamray was selected to speak from Pakistan on his work for humanity, peace, interfaith harmony and youth activism. 

 Call for disarming world for better future

Addressing the UN 75th anniversary virtual event, he laid emphasise on disarming to have a better world in 2045 when the United Nations will be celebrating its 100 years, the press release added.

Being critic on the role of the United Nations, he said: “The UN has somehow failed to resolve big issues that are leading the World towards destruction.”

He continued: “The UN is celebrating its 75th anniversary while Palestinians and Kashmiris are looking toward the UN for help. Kashmir is the heaviest military zone in the world and India has violated the UN resolutions. 

He questioned: “How can we dream of a better world in 2045 when the United Nations cannot implement on its own resolutions?

“Pakistan wants to resolve the Kashmir issue according to the resolutions of the United Nations. Palestine and Kashmir issues must be resolved for world peace.”

Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030

 About Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030, the Pakistan youth said he cannot see any remarkable work done on it. 

he quoted the body head as saying: "The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres showed his concern while launching the SDG6 global acceleration framework last month that by 2040, one in four of the world’s children under 18, some 600 million in all, will be living in areas of high water stress but the World is off track.

"How can a better world be done in 2045 when the situation is this much worse? I stand with the United Nations to make it independent, democratic, powerful and accountable so that the issues of under developed and developing countries can be resolved,” Ahsan averred. 

Pakistan PM’s Kamyab Jawan Programme

About Pakistani government’s plan for youth welfare, he said: “The government is taking radical steps to empower them by giving free education, free professional, technical and vocational trainings  as well as promoting entrepreneurship by giving them interest free small and big soft loans. The Prime Minister’s Kamyab Jawan Programme is the best. If our government continues to invest more on youth, I can say the youth of Pakistan will be better in 2045 than today.”