The United Nations aims to stage a conference in the southwestern town of Ghadames on April 14-16 to weigh elections as a way out of the country's factional anarchy, which has seen Islamist militants establish a toehold in some areas.
India's remarks came after UN Secretary General António Guterres on Friday stressed on the need to make peacekeeping missions “stronger and safer” during the 2019 United Nations Peacekeeping Ministerial here.
In order to combat hate speech, and “defend the principles of equality and human dignity,” Guterres asked his special adviser on the prevention of genocide, Adama Dieng, to coordinate a strategy and plan of action for the UN system.
The UN chief stated that after recent moves toward peace in South Sudan and between Ethiopia and Eritrea, ``I believe Africa is becoming an example where it is possible to solve and prevent conflicts.''
Haq reiterated that the UN "obviously" encourages all to respect the laws of the country when he was asked by a reporter that not allowing women to enter the temple is a violation of human rights, given that the Supreme Court has ruled in the matter.
Ahead of World Cities Day on October 31, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned that, “such rapid urbanisation can strain local capacities, contributing to increased risk from natural and human made disasters”.