Speakers stress UN to take more efforts to solve global issues like natural disasters, geo-political conflicts

Speakers at the University of Sindh Jamshoro on Wednesday have said that the United Nations (UN) has to play a more active role in solving the global issues pertaining to natural disasters, poverty, rapidly spreading hatreds, geo-political conflicts and other problems.

They said that the United Nations should implement its resolutions regarding Kashmir so that the paths of permanent peace, justice and development could be paved in South Asia.

This they said while addressing a seminar organized by the Department of International Relations, University of Sindh in connection with the celebration of United Nations Day.

Addressing on the occasion, SU’s Dean Faculty of Social Sciences Prof. Dr. Hamadullah Kakepoto who also chaired the session said that due to not having proper focus on a sensitive issue like climate change by the different countries, the natural disasters were spreading in the world and the recent example of it was the unpredictable rains and flash floods in Pakistan, which he said had greatly affected the country.

He said that the world was changing rapidly due to climate change, which was causing social problems, including global poverty.

He said that biodiversity was collapsing globally, on account of which hatreds were increasing and geo-political conflicts were escalating across the world, for which he said it was the responsibility of the United Nations to play a more active role to cope with the situation.

Dr Kakepoto further said that new technology had created opportunities, but it had also exposed new risks, adding that it was the failure of the UN not to resolve the small and big conflicts between different countries, while gender inequality was also the biggest global challenge for human rights.

Speaking on this occasion, Chairperson Department of International Relations Professor Dr. Ishrat Abbasi said that there were many challenges in the world these days, for which there was a lack of effective solutions.

She said that the United Nations should implement its resolutions regarding Kashmir so that the permanent peace, justice and development could prevail in South Asia.

She at the juncture shed light on the work and important objectives of the United Nations.

Ayesha, Abrar, Aijaz and others also addressed the seminar. They expressed their views about the evolution, structure, strengths and weaknesses of the United Nations.

They also highlighted the crucial reforms and improvements of the United Nations.

It may be noted that the purpose of organizing the seminar was to mark the annual United Nations Day. Apart from the teachers, a large number of students also participated in the seminar.