Statement by Ambassador Nabeel Munir, Deputy Permanent Representative of Pakistan Agenda Item 136: Revised Estimates Relating to Peace and Security Reform, at the Fifth Committee during the Second Part of the Resumed Seventy-Second Session of the General Assembly
New York, (15 May 2018)

Mr. Chairman,

It is always a pleasure seeing you preside over our proceedings.

We are thankful to Chef de Cabinet Maria LuizaViotti and Chair of the ACABQ Carlos Ruiz Massieu for presenting their respective reports.

Pakistan aligns itself with the statement delivered by Egypt on behalf of the G-77 and China.

Mr. Chairman,

We stand at a fork in the road. Many regions in the world are plagued by crises. Violence and flaring tensions continue to threaten international peace. The global security paradigm is changing dramatically. Conflicts coupled with outrageous crimes continue to pose serious challenges.

United Nations Peace Operations are key tools in the hands of the international community to counter threats to international peace and security.

We appreciate the Secretary-Generalís commitment to reform the Organization to make it more coherent, effective and fit-for-purpose and attach great importance to this agenda item.

Mr. Chairman,

Let me make a few specific points on the proposed Peace and Security reform:

Mr. Chairman,

In conclusion, let me reiterate our commitment to work with Member States to conclude this agenda item in a timely manner.

I thank you.