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*China and Pakistan hold Consultations on the UN Affairs* JOINT STATEMENT Islamabad : Mr. Yang Tao, Director-General of the Department of International Organizations and Conferences of the Foreign Ministry of China, and Mr. Usman Iqbal Jadoon, Director-General (United Nations) of the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan jointly chaired the 3rd Round of China-Pakistan Consultations on the...

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Unicef

We need speed and simplicity to remove barriers to the acquisition, manufacture and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines globally Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore   NEW YORK,  – “In a little over a year, the world’s scientists, businesses, governments, philanthropists and multilateral institutions rallied and did the unthinkable: They created vaccines to fight a virus...

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UNITED NATIONS THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE MESSAGE ON WORLD HEALTH DAY 7 April 2021 On this World Health Day, we highlight the inequalities and injustices of our health systems. The COVID-19 crisis has revealed how unequal our societies are. Within countries, illness and death from COVID-19 has been higher among people and communities that contend with poverty,...

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UNODC presents strategy to combat drugs, crime, corruption, and terrorism in Sindh Karachi: UNODC Country Representative, Dr. Jeremy Milsom met with key officials in Sindh to apprise them of UNODC’s support to Sindh Province in 2020, and plans for the coming year, in-line with the UNODC’s global strategy for 2021-2025. UNODC has been providing technical...

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United Nations & Foreign Affairs

*Foreign Minister receives the Resident Representative of UNDP* Islamabad : Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi received the new Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to Pakistan, Mr. Knut Oestby, in his office today. The Foreign Minister congratulated Mr. Oestby on his recent appointment and appreciated UNDP’s positive contribution towards the achievement...

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Defence News

*Pakistan and Sri Lankan armies conclude joint exercise* Colombo : The High Commissioner of Pakistan, Major General (Retd) Muhammad Saad Khattak and the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army of Sri Lanka General Shavendra Silva, graced the occasion of ‘Shake Hands – 1′ joint Field Training Exercise (FTX) as distinguished guests. The...

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SAFRON

Documentation and Repatriation process of Afghan Refugees must be facilitated at earliest, Safron Minister ISLAMABAD – Indrika Ratawatte, the regional director of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), along with Country Representative UNHCR Wednesday called on Minister for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) Sahibzada Mehboob Sultan and discussed with him the efforts being...

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United Nations

PoR card renewal, verification exercise for Afghan refugees postponed due to COVID-1 ISLAMABAD – The Government of Pakistan, together with UNHCR, has decided to temporarily postpone the commencement of the “Documentation Renewal and Information Verification Exercise” (DRIVE) due to a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The card renewal and verification exercise for Afghan refugees...

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Music competition launched to raise awareness of child labour The competition aims to harness the power of music to help combat child labour, which affects 152 million children worldwide. GENEVA – The Music Against Child Labour Initiative, which brings together musicians to raise awareness of child labour, is launching a song competition on 3 February...

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UNHCR continue fostering educational opportunities for Afghan refugees PESHAWAR: UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is committed to providing quality education for Afghan refugees. In line with UNHCR’s international and national education policies, qualified teachers were hired to deliver quality education in refuge villages. This helps improve educational opportunities and services for Afghan refugees living in...