Pakistan

Imran   Riza Resident Coordinator, Syria

Imran Riza

Resident Coordinator, Syria

The UN Secretary-General has appointed Imran Riza of Pakistan as the UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Syria, with the host government’s approval.

18 February 2020, Lahore

Remarks at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)

It is for me an enormous pleasure to be with all of you today, especially in a moment in which we are celebrating the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, and we hope to transform the 75th anniversary in a mutation in the way the UN relates with you.

Most political leaders and international organizations have in my opinion four stages in their relations with young people all over the world.

18 February 2020, Lahore, Pakistan

Secretary-General's remarks at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) [as delivered]

It is for me an enormous pleasure to be with all of you today, especially in a moment in which we are celebrating the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, and we hope to transform the 75th anniversary in a mutation in the way the UN relates with you.

Most political leaders and international organizations have in my opinion four stages in their relations with young people all over the world.

18 February 2020, Kartarpur

Remarks to press at Kartarpur, Pakistan

This is a very emotional moment — and I cannot be here without having a very strong feeling. 
 
It is wonderful to see interfaith dialogue. It is wonderful to see in the same shrine today Sikhs, Muslims, Christians, maybe Hindus — all worshipping in harmony and in peace. 
 
This is the best symbol that we can give for a world in peace and for a world in which there is mutual respect and there is the acceptance of what is different — recognizing that diversity is a blessing, is a richness, not a threat. 
 

18 February 2020, Kartarpur

Secretary-General’s remarks to press at Kartarpur, Pakistan

This is a very emotional moment — and I cannot be here without having a very strong feeling. 
 
It is wonderful to see interfaith dialogue. It is wonderful to see in the same shrine today Sikhs, Muslims, Christians, maybe Hindus — all worshipping in harmony and in peace. 
 
This is the best symbol that we can give for a world in peace and for a world in which there is mutual respect and there is the acceptance of what is different — recognizing that diversity is a blessing, is a richness, not a threat. 
 

17 February 2020, Islamabad

Remarks at the Centre for International Peace and Stability on "Future Challenges to Global Peace: The Role of the United Nations vis-a-vis A4P

Rector,
Dear Members of the Faculty,
Dear students,
Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
 
I would like to ask you to join me in paying tribute to the heroic 157 Pakistani peacekeepers that sacrificed their lives to protect the lives of some of the most vulnerable populations in the world. So, I would ask you please to join me in a moment of silence.
 
Thank you. I am very proud to be a colleague of theirs.
 

17 February 2020, Islamabad

Readout of UN Secretary-General's meeting with President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

The Secretary-General met with H.E. Mr. Arif Alvi, President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The Secretary-General thanked Pakistan for its support to the United Nations. The Secretary-General reiterated the UN’s commitment to support the country’s efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. They exchanged views on regional developments.

17 February 2020, Islamabad, Pakistan

Secretary-General's remarks at the Centre for International Peace and Stability on "Future Challenges to Global Peace: The Role of the United Nations vis-a-vis A4P [as delivered]

Rector, Dear Members of the Faculty, Dear students, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
 
I would like to ask you to join me in paying tribute to the heroic 157 Pakistani peacekeepers that sacrificed their lives to protect the lives of some of the most vulnerable populations in the world. So, I would ask you please to join me in a moment of silence.
 
Thank you. I am very proud to be a colleague of theirs.
 

16 February 2020, Islamabad

Opening remarks to the press with the Foreign Minister of Pakistan

It is a pleasure to be back in Pakistan – a country deeply committed to multilateralism and the United Nations.

This is my first visit as Secretary-General of the United Nations, but as High Commissioner for Refugees, I had the opportunity – I was fortunate — to be able to visit this country several times.

And as I said this afternoon in the conference on sustainable development and climate change, what I’ve seen — the generosity and solidarity with the Afghan people — has created a love affair between the [Pakistani] people and myself.