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Gap analysis report launched to identify and fix legislative gaps to end violence against women in KP
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Gap analysis report launched to identify and fix legislative gaps to end violence against women in KP

PESHAWAR: Women Parliamentary Caucus Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (WPC-KP) and UN Women Pakistan, launched a report on “Gap Analysis of Legislation related to Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW)” to provide an in-depth analysis of the normative, implementation and monitoring gaps in the legislative framework of the province and to identify and document gaps in the existing provincial...

United Nations in Pakistan celebrate International Youth Day 2020
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United Nations in Pakistan celebrate International Youth Day 2020

Islamabad: ​ Today the United Nations in Pakistan commemorated International Youth Day by hosting an online seminar focusing on “Breaking Barriers for Meaningful Youth Engagement”. The event was attended by representatives of youth, the Government and development partners. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs, Mr. Usman Dar, said: ‘Youth form the biggest asset of...

Polio vaccination campaigns resume in Pakistan and Afghanistan after COVID-19 disruptions leave 50 million children unimmunized
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Polio vaccination campaigns resume in Pakistan and Afghanistan after COVID-19 disruptions leave 50 million children unimmunized

ISLAMABAD:  Polio immunization campaigns have resumed in Pakistan and Afghanistan – the last two polio-endemic countries in the world – months after COVID-19 left 50 million children without their polio vaccine. ​In Pakistan, the initial round of vaccinations took place at the end of July, covering about 780,000 children. A nationwide vaccination campaign is slated...

Government, UNHCR pay tribute to refugee student for earning distinction
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Government, UNHCR pay tribute to refugee student for earning distinction

ISLAMABAD: The Government of Pakistan and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency paid tribute to an Afghan refugee student who secured second position in the matriculation exam carried out by the Mardan board, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The 16-year-old Mehboob-ur-Rehman obtained a mark of 1090 out of 1100 – a great achievement. Mr. Rehman lives with his family...

ILO Child Labour Convention achieves universal ratification ​
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ILO Child Labour Convention achieves universal ratification ​

All 187 member States of the International Labour Organization (ILO) have ratified the ILO Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour, 1999 (No. 182).For the first time in the ILO’s history, an International Labour Convention has been ratified by all member States.Convention No. 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour​ ​ achieved universal...

THE SecretaryGeneral MESSAGE ON THE WORLD DAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS
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THE SecretaryGeneral MESSAGE ON THE WORLD DAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS

This year’s World Day Against Trafficking in Persons​ honours the first responders helping to end the crime of human trafficking: law enforcement officers, social workers, healthcare professionals, NGO staff and many others working around the world to protect the vulnerable.​Like the frontline heroes saving lives and sustaining our societies in the COVID-19 pandemic, these providers...

Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations-New York, Pakistan Elected as President of the Economic and Social Council
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Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations-New York, Pakistan Elected as President of the Economic and Social Council

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Munir Akram, was elected unanimously as the President of the UN Economic and Social Council for a year (2020-2021). The 54-Member ECOSOC is the third principal organ, along with the General Assembly and Security Council, established in 1945 under the UN Charter to promote international economic...

National Guidelines for Management of COVID-19 in Children Launched during National Training of Trainers
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National Guidelines for Management of COVID-19 in Children Launched during National Training of Trainers

Islamabad:The National Guidelines for Management of COVID-19 in Children, developed through collaborative efforts of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Pakistan Paediatric Association (PPA), under the leadership of Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination (MoNHSR&C), were launched here today, during a three-day National Training of Trainers.The National Training of Trainers, attended...

As more go hungry and malnutrition persists, achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 in doubt, UN report warns​ ​
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As more go hungry and malnutrition persists, achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 in doubt, UN report warns​ ​

Securing healthy diets for the billions who cannot afford them would save trillions in costs More people are going hungry, an annual study by the United Nations has found. Tens of millions have joined the ranks of the chronically undernourished over the past five years, and countries around the world continue to struggle with multiple...

Director General, WHO recognises Pakistan’s response to COVID-19
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Director General, WHO recognises Pakistan’s response to COVID-19

Federal Minister Shafqat Mahmood & HE Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama of UAE, Minister for Artificial Intelligence amongst 60 international thought leaders Islamabad, 11 JULY 2020 –Beaconhouse launched its first fully virtual School of Tomorrow (SOT) Conference: A World of Tomorrow: Negotiating a Better Future with a special video message from the Director General of...