Pakistan has called for global cooperation to eradicate poverty and achieve social development for all.
Pakistan's permanent representative to the United Nations, Maleela Lodhi said this while addressing the 56th Session of the Commission for Social Development in New York.
She said we can combat poverty through realistic and determined social and economic policies.
Maleeha Lodhi said despite the tremendous progress made in reducing global poverty, significant disparities remain between and within countries.
She said that social discrimination and exclusion based on religion, race, gender and ethnicity was hindering global efforts to sustainable development.
Ambassador Lodhi said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project is an example of South-South cooperation for the achievement of shared economic and development objectives.
Maleeha Lodhi said Pakistan is also implementing ˜people first strategies to lift people out of poverty.APP/AFP