FM representing Pakistan in UNGA annual session in New York


New York, Sep 25 (TNS): The 73d Annual General Debate meeting of  the United Nations General Assembly has begun in New York.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi is leading the Pakistani delegation at the session. He will address the session on Saturday.

In his opening address, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned leaders that world order is increasingly chaotic and shifts in the balance of power may increase the risk of confrontation.

The Secretary General called for a renewed commitment to a rules-based order with the United Nations at its center and warned against a spreading politics of pessimism.

He said that those who ignore human rights in combating terrorism tend to breed the very extremism they are trying to end.

Antonio Guterres also urged leaders to tackle climate change with a greater sense of ambition and urgency and said he would hold a summit on the issue in September next year.