Munir Akram

Pakistani diplomat

Munir Akram (born 2 December 1945) is a Pakistani diplomat currently serving for the second time as Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations. He had previously held the post from 2002 to 2008, during which time he also served two terms as President of the United Nations Security Council. On 23 July 2020 Akram was elected President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council, serving from July 2020 to July 2021.


  • The COVID‑19 pandemic is having devastating impacts by worsening inequality and poverty, jeopardizing the further implementation of the 2030 Agenda and compounding the existential challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss. It also shows that global solidarity and international cooperation are needed more than ever.
    • Speech at United Nations as President of the Economic and Social Council, 21 September 2020
  • If you are fair, if you are equitable, if you are just, you will not blame one side and not the other. If you were to go back to the issue of who started this (conflict), we all know who started this -- It is 50 years of Israeli occupation and the murder and killing of Palestinians with impunity that started this. “When you push a people into the corner, he will respond.
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