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PM Imran Khan to virtually address UN General Assembly today

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Prime Minister Imran Khan will address the 76th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Tuesday, whose main agenda items include climate change, pandemics, and economic injustice. 

“The choices we make will either secure human, economic and environmental health for generations to come, or reinforce old patterns that are destroying nature and driving societal division,” reads the official overview of the week’s agenda.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi announced earlier today that he has arrived in the United States ahead of the UNGA-76 meeting. 

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“Good to be in New York for #UNGA76 where PM @ImranKhanPTI will deliver Pakistan’s policy address virtually. Pleased to be participating in various high-level meetings and side events, along with holding a diversity of bilateral meetings with my counterparts and UN leadership,” FM Qureshi Tweeted. 

He expressed his delight in attending numerous high-level meetings and side events, as well as holding a number of bilateral talks with his colleagues and UN leadership, in a tweet earlier today. 

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan stated last week that the Paris Agreement’s promises must be properly executed, and he raised concern about rich countries’ unfulfilled climate funding pledges. PM Imran Khan has virtually addressed the informal closed meeting on climate change. 

The meeting was convened jointly by the United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres on the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly. 

Twenty-five heads of state and government were invited to the leaders’ informal gathering. 

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