Foreign Secretary Mr. Bharat Raj Paudyal addressed the annual Ministerial Meeting of Non-Alignment Movement (NAM) held on the margins of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly today.
In his address, Foreign Secretary Paudyal highlighted the adverse impacts of climate change and COVID-19 pandemic on the developing and poorer countries and stressed the role of NAM to win the battle against these adversities and chart out post-pandemic pathways. NAM must aim at enhancing robust cooperation, focus on uplifting lives and livelihoods, and contribute to creating equal opportunities for all, he added. He also emphasized the reform in the global financial governance system making international financial institutions more democratic, inclusive, and efficient.
Foreign Secretary Paudyal said that NAM should continue emphasizing on the unconditional fulfillment of disarmament obligations and prove its relevance by being an unrelenting force to address the divide between the North and the South. It must continue to promote the sovereign equality and political independence of member states, and champion for a just and equitable world where developing countries will be able to ensure dignified life to their people, he said.
Foreign Secretary Paudyal said, ‘as one of the founding members of the Movement, Nepal places unwavering faith in the timeless principles of NAM and remains committed to realizing our common aspirations of peace and prosperity.’
In the evening, Foreign Secretary Paudyal attended the reception hosted by the President of the United States H.E. Mr. Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on the occasion of the Seventy-seventh Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations ,
21 September 2022