Issue Brief on “UN Secretary General’s Visit to Pakistan”


UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres arrived in Pakistan for a 4-day visit on February 16, 2020. This was his first official visit to Pakistan and came in the background of rising political and military tensions in the region. According to Mr. Guterres, “One of the main purposes of my visit is to spotlight the real Pakistan — with all its possibility and potential.”[1]

The United Nations Secretary General’s (UNSG) visit to Pakistan was an acknowledgement of the country’s commitment to the United Nations and also a testament to Pakistan’s unwavering support to global causes. The visit has highlighted the importance of Pakistan as a vital partner of the UN.

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