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telegraphindia.com 08 Sep, 2021 09:00 am

Pakistan continues to foment culture of violence across nations, says India at UN

Pakistan continues to foment culture of violence across nations, says India at UN
Country's strong response comes after Islamabad's envoy to the UN Munir Akram raked up the issue of Jammu and Kashmir

"A Culture of Peace is not just an abstract value or principle to be discussed and celebrated in conferences, but needs to be actively built into global relationships between and among member states," First Secretary in India's Permanent Mission to the UN Vidisha Maitra said in the UN General Assembly Tuesday during the high-level forum on the Culture of Peace 'Transformative role of the Culture of Peace: Promoting Resilience and Inclusion in Post-COVID Recovery'."The United Nations including UN Alliance of Civilizations and Member States should refrain from selectivity on such issues which hinders a Culture of Peace," she said.Maitra told the high-level forum that the principles of democracy, pluralism, compassion, cultural diversity, dialogue and understanding form the basis of the Culture of Peace."Culture of Peace is the cornerstone of any global order to build inclusive and tolerant societies.

Since the adoption of the UN Declaration and Programme of Action in 1999 at Bangladesh's behest, the Culture of Peace aPakistagenda has provided an effective blueprint for multilateral action to promote solidarity and understanding," she said.File picture | United Nations | Published 08.

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