High-level representatives from the federal government and SAPMs travelled with Shehbaz Sharif.
The meeting will act as a forum for mobilizing international assistance to help the people and government of Pakistan recover more effectively from the recent catastrophic floods.
At the meeting, Pakistan will propose the Resilient Recovery, Rehabilitation, and Reconstruction Framework (4RF) and ask for global assistance and long-term collaborations for its implementation.
“We will place a comprehensive post-disaster framework plan for recovery, rehabilitation, and reconstruction with resilience before development partners and friendly countries. Bridging the funding gap is key to restoring critical infrastructure, rebuilding lives and livelihoods, and reviving the economy,” the premier tweeted.
The 4RF document defines a prioritised and sequenced plan that is defined at the federal and provincial levels. It also contains the institutional structures and finance mechanisms for its open, transparent, and collaborative execution.
The UN Secretary-General and Prime Minister will co-chair a high-level opening session of the conference, which will be followed by the official release of the 4RF paper and announcements of partner support.
An important conference being held by Pakistan and the UN on Monday in Geneva will help mobilise international assistance to aid Pakistan’s people and government in recovering more effectively from the destruction brought on by recent floods.
In a disaster attributed to climate change, record monsoon rains and melting glaciers last September caused the displacement of 8 million people and the death of at least 1,700 people.
The majority of the floodwaters have now subsided, but the estimated $16.3 billion rehabilitation project to restore millions of homes, thousands of kilometres of roads, and a railway is only getting started. As a result, millions more people risk falling into poverty.
The devastation in Pakistan has been referred to as “climate genocide” by Guterres, who visited the nation in September.