Islamabad: The “International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan” will be held in Geneva on January 9, 2023, to marshal international support for Pakistan to build back better after the recent devastating floods as the country is transitioning from the “rescue-and-relief” phase towards the monumental task of “recovery, rehabilitation, and reconstruction”.
According to a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will co-host the conference along with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
At the conference, Pakistan will present the “Resilient Recovery, Rehabilitation, and Reconstruction Framework” (4RF) and seek international support and long-term partnerships for its implementation.
“The 4RF document outlines a prioritized and sequential plan, defined at the Federal and Provincial levels, and includes the financial mechanism and institutional arrangements for its execution in an open, transparent and collaborative manner,” the statement read.
The conference program will feature a high-level opening segment, co-chaired by PM Shehbaz and the UN Secretary-General, followed by the launch of the 4RF document and partner support announcements. The Prime Minister and the UN Secretary-General will also hold a joint press stakeout.
PM Shehbaz will outline Pakistan’s vision for rehabilitating the affected population and reconstructing the damaged infrastructure in a “resilient manner” with the support of development partners.
Heads of state/government, ministers, and high-level representatives from several countries and international financial institutions, as well as from international development organizations, the private sector, civil society, and INGOs, will participate in the conference.