RNA - “Economic sanctions bar the realization of stable development and violate the people’s right to advance and make progress,” Al-e-Habib said on Thursday, addressing a meeting of the UN Commission for Social Development in New York.
He underlined that the economic sanctions are leading to the rise of poverty in the world as the sanctions impede the process of achieving sustainable development.
"Despite the positive steps taken in previous years, it remains a source of concern that a large number of people still live in acute poverty across the world," Al-e-Habib added.
The 56th session of the UN Commission for Social Development started work at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on January 29, 2018. The session will run until February 7 with a focus on eradicating poverty for achieving sustainable development goals for all.