The United Nations General Assembly on Friday adopted a resolution on inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogue co-sponsored by Pakistan and Philippines.
A statement issued by the Foreign Office said the resolution, titled “Promotion of Inter-religious and Inter-cultural Dialogue”, passed by an overwhelming majority at today’ session.
The resolution also welcomed Pakistan’s Kartarpur Corridor initiative, it added.
The statement said the resolution “for the first time” acknowledged significance and respect for the religious symbol. The foreign office thanked all the United Nations member states that supported the resolution and global interfaith harmony.
This year’s event will be addressed by 141 speakers, including 53 heads of state, 39 heads of government, four deputy prime ministers and 38 ministers through pre-recorded videos.
“The pandemic is not the only issue the world faces,” said a statement by the UNGA. “Racism, intolerance, inequality, climate change, poverty, hunger, armed conflict and other ills remain global challenges.”
“These challenges call for global action, and the 75th session of the General Assembly is a critical opportunity for all to come together and chart a course for the future.”