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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...

President-elect of the United Nations General Assembly calls on Prime Minister
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President-elect of the United Nations General Assembly calls on Prime Minister

The President-elect of the Seventy-fifth Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Mr. Volkan Bozkir, called on Prime Minister Imran Khan today. Prime Minister extended warm felicitations to Mr. Bozkir on his election as the President of the historic 75th Session of the UN General Assembly. During the meeting, Prime Minister Imran Khan apprised the...

United Nations General Assembly President-elect reaches Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad.
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United Nations General Assembly President-elect reaches Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad.

Islamabad :President-elect Vulcan Bozker arrives at the Foreign Ministry for the 75th session of the UN General Assembly Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi welcomes distinguished guest. UN General Assembly President-elect plants a tree on Foreign Ministry lawn. Newly elected President to meet UN General Assembly Foreign Minister. The meeting will be followed by a...

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...

FAO Inaugurates Market Structures and Livestock Sheds in District KPK
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FAO Inaugurates Market Structures and Livestock Sheds in District KPK

Peshawar- The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations inaugurated vegetable and livestock market infrastructures established in Bara Khyber District with financial support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Deputy Commissioner of Khyber District, local district administration and FAO officials participated in the launch event. Julie Koenen, Mission...

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...