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Routines of Secretary-General in Swiss, 9 January

The Secretary-General travelled back to New York on that same time. Upon Monday, 9  January, in Geneva, the Secretary-General co-hosted the International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan, along with the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif. In his remarks during the opening session, the Secretary-General called on the international community to match the brave response of the people associated with Pakistan with its own attempts and massive investments to strengthen their communities for future years.   (See Press Release SG/SM/21650 . ) He also renewed his call for weather action and a reform from the global financial system. This high-level conference aimed to generate international support to the people impacted by last year’s damaging floods in Pakistan, and to rebuild damaged infrastructure in a climate-resilient manner. A statement with the co-chairs was issued at the end of the meeting and presented more details regarding the discussions and commitments. Taken as a whole, these commitments totaled more than   billion from both bilateral and multilateral partners.   Developing countries pledged more than half the amount needed to support the 4RF.   Further bulletins for in-kind support had been made by a number of delegations. During the conference, delegations recalled their assistance to the immediate relief efforts and affirmed their assistance to the people of Pakistan for a resilient recovery, rehab and reconstruction.   Delegations expressed their solidarity and announced commitments of monetary support to the realization of the objectives and priority locations outlined in Pakistan’s Long lasting Recovery, Rehabilitation, and Reconstruction Framework — also known as the 4RF — as well as to ongoing humanitarian efforts. During a press encounter along with Prime Minister Sharif, the particular Secretary-General said that support intended for Pakistan should happen within three fundamental ways — with massive investments to rebuild homes and facilities, to jump-start jobs and agriculture and to ensure access to technology and knowledge to withstand future disasters.

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