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UN Agencies in Asia-Pacific to announce widening impact of unaffordable diets – fears COVID-19 will worsen situation for mothers, children
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UN Agencies in Asia-Pacific to announce widening impact of unaffordable diets – fears COVID-19 will worsen situation for mothers, children

ASIA AND THE PACIFIC REGIONAL OVERVIEW OF FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION 2020 Joint report by FAO, UNICEF, WFP, WHOPublication reveals new figures on the lack of an affordable diet that impacts nutrition for hundreds of millions of additional people in Asia-PacificMaternal and child diets most vulnerableFears that COVID-19 economic impact will worsen the situation With...

United Nations SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE NEW YEAR’S 2021
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United Nations SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE NEW YEAR’S 2021

Dear Friends,2020 has been a year of trials, tragedies and tears.COVID-19 upended our lives and plunged the world into suffering and grief.So many loved ones have been lost — and the pandemic rages on, creating new waves of sickness and death.Poverty, inequality and hunger are rising. Jobs are disappearing and debts are mounting. Children are...

First International day of Epidemic Preparedness​On, commemorated
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First International day of Epidemic Preparedness​On, commemorated

First International day of Epidemic Preparedness​On the first International day of Epidemic Preparedness, commemorated today, Pakistan expresses its firm resolve to strengthen national mechanisms and capacities, as well as global partnerships for robust health systems, to prevent and respond to all diseases and epidemics.​This day also reminds us of the importance of reducing poverty, inequality...

UN-Habitat launched project to adapt to climate change impacts for vulnerable communities
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UN-Habitat launched project to adapt to climate change impacts for vulnerable communities

Islamabad : Reducing the impact of flooding and droughts is becoming one of the top priorities of the Government of Pakistan. The flood and drought impacts are often severe in urban areas, a national approach to address this situation in cities doesn’t exist in Pakistan. This is critical, considering that 36.4% of Pakistan’s population lives...

BALOCHISTAN FARMERS INCREASE YIELD AND INCOMES WITH SUPPORT FROM GOVERNMENT AND FAO
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BALOCHISTAN FARMERS INCREASE YIELD AND INCOMES WITH SUPPORT FROM GOVERNMENT AND FAO

​ ISLAMABAD/QUETTA: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, in collaboration with the Government of Balochistan, and financial support from the Australian Government have assisted farmers from six districts of Balochistan increase the gross yield and value of their agricultural produce under the ‘Australia Balochistan Agribusiness (AusABBA) programme. ​ Representatives of the Food...

Prime Minister of Pakistan and UNDP commit to accelerate Pakistan’s Digital Transformation agenda
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Prime Minister of Pakistan and UNDP commit to accelerate Pakistan’s Digital Transformation agenda

Islamabad —​ The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) aims to improve governance through digital interventions and formally develop its growing Digital Transformation portfolio. To expand this agenda, a UNDP delegation met Imran Khan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Pakistan to discuss future collaboration on Digital Transformation between the Government of Pakistan and UNDP.​ Mr....

An international conference on the role of neutrality in maintenance of peace was held in Turkmenistan
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An international conference on the role of neutrality in maintenance of peace was held in Turkmenistan

Islamabad : Ashgabat hosted an international conference “Policy of Neutrality and its importance in ensuring international peace, security and sustainable development” dedicated to the 25th anniversary of permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan.The President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov participated to the forum of international scale.The event was attended by the leadership of Mejlis, Deputy Chairmen of the...

WFP CHIEF URGES WORLD TO USE ITS WEALTH TO PREVENT FAMINE IN NOBEL ACCEPTANCE SPEECH
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WFP CHIEF URGES WORLD TO USE ITS WEALTH TO PREVENT FAMINE IN NOBEL ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

ROME:Waking up this morning in the beautiful city of Rome, it is hard to imagine that in about 400 AD this city experienced a massive famine, that ended up killing almost 90% of its population.​ Students of history associate something else with that ancient date:​ the beginning of the Fall of the Roman Empire.​ Now,...

The United Nations and the OIC urged the world to use the potential of neutrality
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The United Nations and the OIC urged the world to use the potential of neutrality

“The Role and Significance of the Policy of Neutrality in Maintaining and Strengthening International Peace, Security and Sustainable Development” – this is the name of the new UN resolution adopted at the 75th session of the General Assembly of the Organization. The resolution notes that the national policy of neutrality pursued by some states can...

RECOVER BETTER: STAND UP FOR HUMAN RIGHTS”
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RECOVER BETTER: STAND UP FOR HUMAN RIGHTS”

United Nations, Secretary-General Message VIDEO MESSAGE ON HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 2020 “ New York The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced two fundamental truths about human rights. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ First, human rights violations harm us all. ​ The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on vulnerable groups including frontline workers,...