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Wednesday 29th November 2023 / 16 Jamadilawal 1445

‘Climate Resilient Pakistan’ conference to be held in Geneva on Jan 9

(Photo: Dawn)

(Photo: Dawn)

ISLAMABAD: ‘Climate Resilient Pakistan’ conference, which is set to help flood victims will be held in Geneva on Monday and will be co-hosted by Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

According to the details, the international conference will serve as a platform to garner international support for the people and government of Pakistan for climate-friendly reconstruction in the affected areas after the recent devastating floods. The Foreign Office said that Pakistan is moving from the phase of rescue and relief to the important work of rehabilitation and reconstruction.

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At the international conference, Pakistan will present the framework for recovery, rehabilitation, and reconstruction, seeking international cooperation and long-term partnership for the implementation of this framework. The Foreign Office said that the framework document outlines a prioritized and sequential plan, which is defined at the federal and provincial levels.

The Foreign Office spokesperson said the framework includes financial mechanisms and institutional arrangements for its implementation in an open, transparent and collaborative manner. The conference program will include a high-level opening session chaired by the prime minister and the UN Secretary-General, followed by the official launch of the 4 RF document.

Partnership and support announcements will be made during the global conference. The Prime Minister and the Secretary General of the United Nations will jointly talk to the media. In the conference, the prime minister of Pakistan will present the vision of Pakistan to the international community to rehabilitate the flood-affected population and damaged infrastructure and make the country more dynamic with the support of development partners.

During the conference, Pakistan’s federal ministers will explain the framework document and present Pakistan’s long-term plan for climate resilience and adaptation. Apart from this, the respective provincial representatives will explain the perspective of the four provinces. In addition to the heads of different countries, ministers, and high-level representatives, representatives of international organizations will also participate in the conference.

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