Islamabad: To Commemorate the UN International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace, Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies, (IPDS) United Nation Information Centre (UNIC) and the Department of International Relation, Peace and Conflict Studies and Pakistan Studies of National University of Modern Languages (NUML) organized a Seminar on “Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace”.
Mr. Vlastimil Samek, Director, United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) shared his thoughts and encouraged the youth to foster values of peace and multilateralism for sustainable development by use of knowledge. Rector NUML Major General ® Mr. Zia-ud-Din Najam offered the vote of thanks and appreciated the timely organization of this seminar. The seminar was attended by Faculty of NUML, Academicians, Students and people of different sections of civil society.
While speaking to the audience, Mr. Atadjan Movlamov, Ambassador of Turkmenistan to Pakistan and Dean of Diplomatic Corps Pakistan said that Turkmenistan host United Nations Regional Center of Preventive Diplomacy in Ashgabat and always support values of the UN charter.
Miss. Farhat Asif, President Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies, said that “this day marks the significance of multilateralism and diplomacy for peace to save not only lives but also protect human rights across the globe and promote peace by establishing rule based order” Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, National University of Modern Languages in his welcome address said “Peace holds the central value to religions, polities, societies and humanity above all in the world”, He noted.
Mr. Khalil-ur-Rahman Hashmi, Director General (UN), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Pakistan, while presenting the practical aspects of diplomacy and multilateralism for peace said that Pakistan supports multilateralism and stands by the practices of diplomacy for peace. Dr. Tughral Yamin, Professor and Associate Dean, Centre for International Peace & Stability (CIPS), NUST said that Diplomacy is meant to defuse tension and prevent conflicts while multilateralism finds common grounds to mutually resolve them.