No peace sans con­flicts res­o­lu­tion: SGOIC

Pakistan Observer - - INTERNATIONAL -

Is­tan­bul—The Sec­re­tary Gen­eral of the Or­ga­ni­za­tion of Is­lamic Co­op­er­a­tion (SGOIC) stressed at the gen­eral ple­nary ses­sion of the first World Hu­man­i­tar­ian Sum­mit in Is­tan­bul that pre­pared­ness and con­flict preven­tion should play a vi­tal role in any hu­man­i­tar­ian strat­egy and program in or­der for it to be suc­cess­ful, in­clu­sive and sus­tain­able. “The global hu­man­i­tar­ian sys­tem has been stretched be­yond its lim­its,” said OIC Sec­re­tary Gen­eral Iyad Ameen Madani. “Fi­nan­cial re­sources are be­com­ing scarcer as a re­sult of the global eco­nomic sit­u­a­tion and hu­man­i­tar­ian de­mand is sky­rock­et­ing.

The hu­man­i­tar­ian com­mu­nity is find­ing it dif­fi­cult to keep pace with the ev­er­in­creas­ing hu­man­i­tar­ian de­mands due to pro­longed con­flicts with far reach­ing im­pli­ca­tions on the so­cial fab­ric of so­ci­eties, the en­vi­ron­ment, and hard-earned de­vel­op­ment gains,” he added. That is why the OIC wel­comed the in­vi­ta­tion of the United Na­tions Sec­re­tary Gen­eral to hold this Sum­mit to col­lec­tively deal with the chal­lenges and shape a new road map and agenda for hu­man­i­tar­ian ac­tion on the global, re­gional and lo­cal lev­els.

The OIC played an ac­tive role in the prepa­ra­tions for the Sum­mit and it wel- comes the re­port of the UN Sec­re­tary Gen­eral pre­sented to the Sum­mit “One hu­man­ity: Shared re­spon­si­bil­ity”. The OIC Sec­re­tary Gen­eral em­pha­sized that the fun­da­men­tal hu­man­i­tar­ian prin­ci­ples of hu­man­ity, im­par­tial­ity, in­de­pen­dence and neu­tral­ity con­sti­tute the cor­ner­stone of hu­man­i­tar­ian ac­tion. “We should not be sat­is­fied by re­con­firm­ing these prin­ci­ples but go fur­ther by en­sur­ing that they are hon­ored and re­spected,” he said. —Email

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Pakistan

© PressReader. All rights reserved.