LAHORE: The Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), António Guterres, said young people should be equipped with modern technology, as they would play an important role in the UN during the 21st century, ARY NEWS reported.
Addressing the students of the University of Administration Sciences of Lahore (LUMS), the UN chief said that given the challenges ahead, there is a great need for changes in the curriculum that is currently being followed .
He also stressed the importance of climate change and said that they had to make future decisions considering climate change. “Environmental pollution is one of the biggest global problems today,” he said.
Speaking about the unequal distribution of power throughout the world, he said that achieving equality between nations and people is not an easy job and any effort in this regard requires a long process.
There are only five countries that enjoy veto power in the UN Security Council, he said and added that power is not something that is given to anyone, but is acquired during a process.
He said the young generation could play their role in safeguarding and spreading human rights.
Speaking about the issue of Kashmir, the UN chief said that basic human rights must be respected everywhere.
It is pertinent to mention here that the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, would spend a busy day in Lahore on Tuesday.
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The UN chief along with his delegation arrived in Lahore from Islamabad on Monday night on a two-day visit to the capital of Punjab. The provincial finance minister, Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht, received the UN secretary general upon arrival at the airport.
According to the schedule, the UN chief will administer polio drops to children in Lahore today. Guterres will also visit the Shahi Qila and Badshahi mosque. Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar will also organize a dinner in his honor.
He will also visit Kartarpur, where he will meet with members of the Sikh community.