Dr. Maleeha was speaking at UN General Assembly debate in Security Council on Maintenance of international peace and security: Conflict prevention and sustainable peace, on Tuesday.
During her speech Maleeha Lodhi said that the United Nations (UN) cannot meet challenge of promoting sustainable peace unless root causes of conflict are addressed. They include finding solutions to longstanding political disputes and redressing political and economic injustice.
Dr. Maleeha said that new and complex conflicts are emerging even as older and unresolved disputes fester. She added that Pakistan supports the new UN Secretary General’s call for "a surge in diplomacy for peace".
She further said, Pakistan believes that only national actors can drive the processes for sustainable peace and sustaining peace entails a political process and inclusivity is the lynchpin for sustaining peace.