Myan­mar pledges to con­tinue work­ing with UN in achiev­ing so­cio-eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment

Mizzima Business Weekly - - CONTENTS -

The Myan­mar gov­ern­ment pledged on Tues­day to con­tinue work­ing with the United Na­tions in its en­deav­our to achieve the so­cio-eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment of the coun­try. Oct. 24, 2017 marks the 72nd an­niver­sary of the United Na­tions. Speak­ing on the oc­ca­sion, Myan­mar Pres­i­dent U Ht­inKyaw said the theme of the de­bate of the 72nd ses­sion of the UN Gen­eral Assem­bly in Septem­ber gives fur­ther im­pe­tus to Myan­mar's ef­forts for peace process and rec­on­cil­i­a­tion, de­moc­ra­ti­za­tion, pro­mo­tion and pro­tec­tion of hu­man rights and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment. The theme of the 72nd UN Gen­eral Assem­bly is "Fo­cus­ing on peo­ple-- Striv­ing for peace and a de­cent life for all on a sus­tain­able planet".

U Ht­inKyaw hoped that in ac­cor­dance with the theme, the United Na­tions will be able to en­hance its sup­port for the peo­ples of mem­ber states in their na­tion build­ing and de­vel­op­ment ef­forts in line with the host coun­try's pri­or­i­ties. He pledged com­mit­ment to sus­tain­able con­ser­va­tion of en­vi­ron­ment and pro­mot­ing and pro­tect­ing hu­man rights in­clud­ing re­spect­ing fun­da­men­tal rights of an in­di­vid­ual. The pres­i­dent also vowed to work to­gether with UN agen­cies, in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tions, non-gov­ern­men­tal or­ga­ni­za­tions and in­di­vid­u­als for the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the 2030 Agenda for Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment Goals. Not­ing that Myan­mar, as a fledg­ling democ­racy, is still con­fronting with so many chal­lenges, he said the Myan­mar gov­ern­ment would make ef­fort to suc­cess­fully over­come those chal­lenges with the ac­tive par­tic­i­pa­tion of the peo­ple and the con­tin­ued sup­port of its friends around the world.

Farmer plants rice in the delta. Photo: EPA

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