Nepal has requested the presence of Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, to join in the first episode of the Sagarmatha Sambaad, Nepal’s global conference on the issue of climate change programmed for April 2020 in Kathmandu.
While a conference with Guterres at his office in New York, Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali stretched a formal proposal by Prime Minister KP Oli for the event, stated Nepal’s Permanent Mission to the UN in New York in a statement.
Inquired regarding Guterres availability to accompany in the event, UN Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric stated he wanted to check the readout of the meeting to validate the secretary general’s availability to the dialogue. “How likely he will join if we will have to see. We’re waiting to get a readout of the meeting but we are fully aware that Nepal is one of these countries that is on the front lines of dealing with climate change,” Dujarric stated.
The government is intending to assert its difficulties on climate change and listen from the other nations in the initial dialogue and also address the consequences of climate change on the mountains and the role of different stakeholders on the issue with the launch of its international forum.
Minister Gyawali praised the Secretary-General’s reformation program and reiterated Nepal’s commitment to serving together with the UN in the fields of peace, progress, and prosperity, stated the Nepali mission about the conference.
A statement made by the legation said, “The Secretary-General commended Nepal for its contributions to the UN peace operations as troops and police-contributing country. He further stated that the UN would continue to support Nepal’s development efforts and the process of institution building.”
The Nepali mission to the UN General Assembly was listed to leave for Kathmandu.