Saturday at UNESCO for meeting on Sustainable Development Goals particularly SDG 4 on education and SDG 6 on water ; OECD, UNESCO and civil society gathered to explore specific goals yet in a holistic approach.
Ahead of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade (25 March), I visited “The Ark of Return”, a memorial at the UN to remember slavery. I was moved by my visit, and said, “The Ark of Return speaks of human dignity. It’s about people – more than 18 million Africans denied their humanity for over 400 years. Uprooted, sold as chattel, exploited, forced into labour. It’s about people who fought bravely against this atrocity. On this International Day, we acknowledge the tragedy; consider the legacy; lest we forget.” 🌍🌍🌍 #unitednations#UNGA#rememberslavery#slavery
So wonderful to see you again @juliagillard...and proud to stand alongside you as a champion for global education. I’m looking forward to continuing our discussion from #UNGA . Big thank you to the @varkeyfdn for bringing us all together. #GESF @gesforum
Born on 6th February 1893 in #Sialkot , Chaudhry #Zafarullah Khan rose to become a leading politician, diplomat, an international jurist (he led the International Court of Justice #ICJ ) and one of the founding fathers of #Pakistan .
The man behind the famous #Lahore Resolution, Zafarullah Khan went on to be appointed as Pakistan’s first foreign minister by Muhammad Ali #Jinnah in 1947.
Hardly two months after its creation in 1947, he represented Pakistan in the United Nations General Assembly #UNGA as the head of its delegation and soon emerged as the most excellent spokesperson for the #Muslim and the Third World.
Through his unwavering championship of such causes, he became a prominent advocate of peace, freedom, liberty, human rights, democracy and justice. From 1948 to 1954 he represented Pakistan at the Security Council (UN) and actively spoke for the liberation of #Algeria , #Libya , Northern #Ireland , #Eritrea , #Somalia , #Sudan , #Tunisia , #Malay , #Morocco , #Nigeria , #Indonesia and occupied #Kashmir .
His unsurpassed and principled diplomacy practically put Pakistan on the map of the world and brought it into the notice of other nations.
Zafarullah Khan also presented the cause of #Palestine and Kashmir at the UN. Including a speech which went on for 7 hours!!!!!, it was largely Zafarullah Khan’s efforts which materialized into the UN Resolutions on Kashmir.
His promotion of the Palestinian cause garnered enormous appreciation, acknowledgement and reverence from almost all Muslim countries and leaders at that time. His speech of October 1947 on Palestine is considered one of the most powerful cases presented for it.
In his book ‘Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews, the False Messiah’ (Volume I), distinguished British journalist Alan Hart mentions Zafarullah Khan’s thoughts after the vote on the partition of Palestine.
in a post for All Things Pakistan in 2007, Yasser Latif Hamdani poignantly wrote:
Ironically, today Jinnah’s most trusted lieutenant is not even remembered by the state which owes him so much, including its own founding document.
As the saying goes:
“Poor are nations that do not have heroes, but beggared are those who forget them
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On the 25th anniversary of the United Nations, the General Assembly held a commemorative session and adopted ‘The Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation among States’. This Declaration, adopted on the 24th of October, 1970 marked the most comprehensive document so far on the principle of self-determination.
Convinced that the observance of international law and co-operation among States in accordance with the UN Charter is of paramount importance for maintaining global peace and security, the Declaration states that “the principle of equal rights and self-determination of people enshrined in the Charter of the UN embraces the rights of all people to freely determine, without external interference, their political status and to pursue their economic, social and cultural development and it is the duty of every State to respect this right”. It stresses for the need for States to peacefully settle their disputes without resorting to use of force and highlights the need for States to respect the sovereignty and integrity of other States while also understanding that each State has the right to choose its own political, social, cultural and economic system as long as it is in harmony with the choice and rights of people of the State. #ModelUnitedNations#MUN#ModelUN#unitednations#UN#GeneralAssembly#peace#law#international#global#security#principles#declaration#diplomacy#unga#titc#titc2018