On 18th of September our foreign secretary left for US to address the General Debate of the 77th UNGA under the theme of “A watershed moment: transformative solutions to interlocking challenges”. Here are the five major points that are included in Bharat Raj Paudyal, foreign secretary of Nepal speech at un 77th session speech. His speech was mainly on economic recovery and thanks giving and peace loving topics. he failed to address the real problem of Nepal at general assembly. Here are the points you find useful for your study purpose as a loksewa students.
1. Gratitude’s for vaccine help
Foreign secretary of Nepal Mr. Bharat Raj Paudyal thanked India and China for Vaccine help during COVID-19 Pandemic. Yes we are thankful to the nation that have helped us during pandemic and helped us to save live. No matter whose contribution was there the priority at that time was to save lives.
2. Indirectly Seeked help for our Economic Recovery
Nepal’s hard-earned development gains are at risk, the foreign secretary says. He calls for additional international support, particularly investments, technology transfer, aid for trade, and technical assistance. Calls for reform of the international financial architecture so that it is inclusive, fair, and equally beneficial to all. Post-pandemic recovery cost is expected to be $19 billion.
3. Climate Change and Carbon Emission
Climate change needs global action, he stressed, calling on large emitters, which account for over 80 percent of all global emissions, to take bold steps to keep the 1.5°C climate goal alive. $100 billion in climate financing must turn into a reality, he said.
4. Disarmament of Weapons of Mass Destructions
Nepal is hosting the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific. He called for the complete and timebound disarmament of all weapons of mass destruction. Global military spending was $2 trillion in 2021, he said.
5. Buddha and Nepal
Yes Mr. Secretary mentioned buddha and he was born in Nepal as peace loving country context. you can checkout his speech at general debate 77th Session of UN.
What left out in his speech?
Boarder dispute that are currently going out between India and Nepal. India foreign minister Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar rightly raised the issue related to Pakistan in context of US helping Pakistan in F16 upgradation. We have talked about Israel & Palestine, Russia and Ukraine but failed to address and raise our own issue.
Our foreign policy must need some observation, on what ground we are seating and what we need. Silent is not an answer always, we have to speak about our problems. If we are unable to speak today we will not be able to speak later. Late reactions are not always respected especially in geopolitics.
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