Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif will address the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York today (Friday).

In his address, the PM will highlight the massive devastation left behind by the deadly climate-induced floods, and appeal for international help to deal with the catastrophe.

The Prime Minister of Pakistan will be the 12th speaker in the high-level debate on the fourth day of the 77th session of the UNGA.

This is the first meeting of the General Assembly after Covid-19, in which the world leaders are taking part.

During the visit, PM Shehbaz met the leaders of various countries and informed them about the flood disasters. He explained that one-third of Pakistan has been submerged, causing severe damage to human lives, infrastructure, livestock and crops.

It should be noted that this year the United Nations General Assembly is being held against the backdrop of complex and interconnected crises, as conflict, climate change and Covid-19 have exacerbated inequality, poverty and hunger across the planet, particularly among the most vulnerable populations.