Thursday , April 9 2020

Maleeha Lodhi picked to organise UNGA convention

United Nations: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi,is all set to attend a high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child during its 74th session, which begins in September.

This announcement was done by spokesperson of the president of the 193-member Assembly Maria Fernanda Espinosa of Ecuador in New York.

Spokesperson Monica Grayley said that UNGA President Espinosa has appointed Ambassador Maleeha  Lodhi and Bulgarian Ambassador Georgi Velikov Panayotov as co-facilitators to “help with consultations with member states on the organizational and procedural arrangements” for high-level meeting. She further told that these two diplomats  will also “finalize the modalities resolution” for the meeting in an open environment.

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is a human rights pact according to which the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children are ensured and protected.

Prime Minister Imran Khan on December 28 ordered the Foreign office officials to carry out the efforts to improve the impression of Pakistan globally.

Referring to Maleeha Lodhi, PM Khan had said “Please be in touch with Board of Investment to see what we can export. We don’t have trade with Africa, an emerging economy, and Latin America. Go there and develop a report.”

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