Pakistan asks world community to combat rising poverty, hunger with unity

NEW YORK: Pakistan has urged the world community to unitedly combat the rising poverty and hunger through measures like social protection and relief programmes.

These views were expressed by Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Munir Akram, in his closing address to the event of commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Economic and Social Council.

Munir Akram said scaled-up investment in sustainable infrastructure with an estimated requirement of one trillion dollars per year, is essential for the transition to a dynamic ‘green’ global economy.

He also stressed the need for action plans for job creation in sectors such as construction, renewable energy, transport and housing.

The event took place as Pakistan’s Presidency of the Council is coming to an end.

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