The Slovenia Times

Pahor and Guterres honour efforts of ITF demining fund


Pahor and Guterres talked about the UN high-level meeting on climate protection, which was also addressed by Pahor on Thursday, agreeing that stronger political will and mobilisation were needed to tackle climate change.

Pahor repeated Slovenia was strongly committed to sustainable and green development, which is also reflected in the country's development strategy documents.

The Western Balkans was also broached and Pahor, a co-initiator of the Brdo-Brijuni Process, acquainted Guterres with the preparations for the May summit of this regional initiative in Tirana. They talked about the chance of the UN secretary general attending one of the future summits.

Meanwhile, Pahor thanked Guterres for participating in the opening of the ITF exhibition, saying it was a recognition of the organisation's efforts in providing security and aiding in the recovery of conflict-stricken countries, Pahor's office wrote.

At the opening, Pahor said that "one of ITF's greatest achievements is their ability to emphasize the 'human' aspect in enhancing human security".

He pointed out that since 1998, ITF has assisted 1,303 individuals who have been disabled for life due to the blast of a landmine or other explosive ordnance.

The exhibition was also attended by the President of the United Nations General Assembly Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces, with whom Pahor will hold a bilateral meeting today.


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