Sania joins UNGA meeting on social protection with heads of state, govt

New York

Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM), Senator Dr. Sania Nishtar represented Pakistan at the UNGA’s high-level side meeting with Heads of State and Government on, “Jobs and Social Protection for Poverty Eradication- Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond Initiative”.

Heads of State and Government expressed commitments through a Call to Action with the aim of promoting policy coherence ahead of the fall meeting of IMF and the World Bank, and meetings of G7 and G20.

Following the opening segment, Dr. Sania joined global leaders at the high-level panel on, “National and Regional Commitments to create decent jobs, expand social protection, and support a just transition”.

Also, speaking at the event were Alexander de Croo, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Belgium, co-chair, Group of Friends of Decent Work; Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of the Republic of Costa Rica; Guillermo Lasso Mendoza, Constitutional President of the Republic of Ecuador; Alberto Fernandez, President of the Republic of Argentina; Yemi Osinbajo, Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister of the Arab Republic of Egypt; Abul Kalam Abdul Momen, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Béata Habyarimana, Minister for Trade and Industry of the Republic of Rwanda; Alexandra Hill Tinoco, Minister for Foreign Affairs of El Salvador; and Jutta Urpilainen, European Commissioner for International Partnerships. Bringing Pakistan’s perspective to the table, Dr. Sania stated.—INP