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United Nations SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE THE SECRETARY-GENERAL -MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN CONFLICT 19 June 2021 Sexual violence in conflict is a cruel tactic of war, torture, terror and repression. It reverberates down generations, and threatens both human and international security. In places affected by conflict, the turmoil caused...

UNHCR Pakistan
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UNHCR Pakistan

*1 million children born as refugees in three years globally* ISLAMABAD, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency revealed on Friday that almost 1 million children were born as refugees between 2018 and 2020, and called for greater efforts to prevent and end conflicts. Failing to do so will result in children continuing to live as refugees...

FOREIGN OFFICE
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FOREIGN OFFICE

*Foreign Secretary receives UN Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy on Afghanistan and Regional Issues* Islamabad : Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood received UN Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy on Afghanistan and Regional Issues Mr. Jean Arnault. During the meeting, views were exchanged on latest developments in the Afghan peace process and the way forward. The Foreign Secretary briefed Mr. Arnault...

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United Nations

United Nations SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON WORLD DAY TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION AND DROUGHT Humanity is waging a relentless, self-destructive war on nature. Biodiversity is declining, greenhouse gas concentrations are rising, and our pollution can be found from the remotest islands to the highest peaks. We must make peace with nature. The land can...

UNIDO Pakistan
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UNIDO Pakistan

*UNIDO Pakistan promoting early adoption of Fourth Industrial Revolution* Islamabad, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) organized a national stakeholder’s workshop on “Unleashing the potential of industry 4.0 in developing countries”. The aim for organizing this workshop was to bring onboard stakeholders from public and private sector to discuss the challenges and opportunities, and find...

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Unicef

UNICEF Regional Director George Laryea-Adjei concludes one-week visit to Pakistan UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia conducts first visit in the country to support polio eradication and continuity in essential services for children ISLAMABAD- George Laryea-Adjei concluded his first official visit to Pakistan as UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia by stressing the importance of...

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WHO – UNITED NATIONS

*A unified and whole-of-system approach necessary to make sure every child in Pakistan is vaccinated, UNICEF and WHO* Islamabad: UNICEF and WHO have applauded the Government of Pakistan’s continued efforts to eradicate polio. The UN agencies commended the concerted efforts made to make sure vaccination programmes continued even during COVID-19 surges in the country. At...

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United Nations

Child labour rises to 160 million – first increase in two decades NEW YORK/GENEVA – The number of children in child labour has risen to 160 million worldwide – an increase of 8.4 million children in the last four years – with millions more at risk due to the impacts of COVID-19, according to a...

Polio Eradication
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Polio Eradication

*COUNTRIES REAFFIRM COMMITMENT TO ENDING POLIO AT LAUNCH OF NEW ERADICATION STRATEGY* GENEVA – Today, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) will launched the Polio Eradication Strategy 2022-2026: Delivering on a Promise at a virtual event, to overcome the remaining challenges to ending polio, including setbacks caused by COVID-19. While polio cases have fallen 99.9%...

FAO – UNITED NATIONS
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FAO – UNITED NATIONS

*FAO’s Country Director to dscuss high-value crops and agriculture in Pakistan* Islamabad: Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research, Syed Fakhar Imam met with FAO’s Country Director, Rebekah Bell in the Minister’s office to dscuss high-value crops and agriculture in Pakistan. The minister said that nutrition is a basic right of every human being...