Pakistan hosts event in New York on Social protection


DM Monitoring

NEW YORK: The Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nation in collaboration with the Governments of Finland and Costa Rica, World Bank, UNDESA and Ehsaas hosted a high-level side event titled “An Inflection Point on Social Protection” held in New York the other day.
President of Economic and Social Council, Ambassador Munir Akram chaired the event.
The keynote session was addressed by Senator Dr. Sania Nishtar along with the Foreign Minister of Costa Rica, Mr. Rodolfo Solano Quiros and Under Secretary General UNDESA Mr. Liu Zhenmin, said a message received here.
The event was held to promote the establishment of a platform involving governments and stakeholders, who, recognizing the upheaval and distress of the pandemic are considering possible options to accelerate global social protection knowledge and practice.
The Permanent Representatives of Finland and Costa Rica also addressed the event and reiterated the importance of global networking in social protection.
“There is need for a Global Government-to-Government Community of Practice on Social Protection. Its global nature means that it would be opened to any country around the world, hence opening the doors of learning to everyone, strengthening ongoing exchanges, and connecting countries facing similar quandaries.
Governments would be at the center of the initiative and would be given the opportunity to directly tap knowledge and tap expertise in other fellow countries, from frontline responders to higher-level policymakers”, Dr. Sania said.
She added, “We are learning so much from the crises, and we have gone so far in responding. Let’s now turn the tide and build on this learning: let’s translate today’s response into a knowledge investment for tomorrow. If history is of any lesson, the best response is preparedness”. Ambassador Akram highlighted the importance of Social Protection, globally.