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At UN, Pakistan calls for end of all unilateral sanctions
November 26, 2020

At the United Nations, Pakistan has urged the world’s powerful states to end the use of unilateral sanctions as these measures not only intensify food and health insecurities but also destabilize the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in the targeted countries.

Speaking at an informal meeting of the Security Council, Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the world body Munir Akram said that unilateral coercive measures are contrary to the purposes and the UN Charter.

He said that unilateral sanctions seriously impact the ability of sanctioned States to utilize their full potential to realize globally agreed targets.

Munir Akram said the UN General Assembly and the Security Council have recognized that people should not be deprived of their means of subsistence, especially food and medicines even where Council’s enforcement action may be required.