Pakistan has called on the developed countries to take lead in addressing the challenges facing the world’s oceans, seas and marine resources.
Speaking at United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, permanent representative of Pakistan to the UN Munir Akram said that the world face global emergency of the Oceans.
He said financing, technology transfer, capacity building, as well as to enhance scientific knowledge and research especially to assist developing countries in protecting and restoring the Oceans are needed urgently.
The Ambassador Akram told delegates from around the world that Pakistan is planting 7.5 million mangroves in the coastal area to meet with the challenge of acidification and biodiversity degradation.
Pakistan is the current chairman of G-77 and China, which now has 134 members and is the United Nations’ biggest intergovernmental group of emerging countries.
Source: Radio Pakistan