Mr. Julien Harneis, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Pakistan, today visited Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif.
Various areas of UN work and cooperation with Pakistan were discussed during the meeting, including the UN cooperation framework for sustainable development, flood relief, food security and the restoration of ecosystems.
The Prime Minister stressed Pakistan’s firm commitment to the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter.
He pointed out that Pakistan has actively contributed to the work of the United Nations, especially in the areas of peacekeeping, humanitarian action, climate change and international cooperation for sustainable development.
The Prime Minister appreciated the important role played by the UN in supporting Pakistan’s progress towards achieving the UN 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The prime minister expressed grave concern over the devastation caused by the recent floods in Pakistan, adding that providing humanitarian relief to people in the affected areas was a high priority for his government.
Mr. Harneis briefed the Prime Minister on ongoing United Nations activities in Pakistan, including in the areas of sustainable development, humanitarian assistance, environmental protection, food security and climate change.
He also reiterated the continued support of the United Nations to Pakistan in its continued efforts for a resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and sustainable development.
Mr. Harneis has been working as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Pakistan since January 2020. He chairs the United Nations Country Team comprising all United Nations agencies, funds and programs that are operational in Pakistan, and coordinates their activities to ensure alignment of UN assistance with national development priorities. and projects.