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Shehryar Afridi urges HR organizations, ICRC to help ailing Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Geelani treat abroad ISLAMABAD – Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir Shehryar Khan Afridi expressed grave concerns over the deteriorating health of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani and urged international human rights organizations and International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) to...

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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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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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*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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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...

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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...

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UNHCR expressed appreciation for international support for Afghan refugees and host communities HARIPUR – UNHCR expressed appreciation on Tuesday for the commitment of the international community to continue supporting Afghan refugees and host communities in Pakistan. “Pakistan has been hosting Afghan refugees for forty long years, many of them hoping to return home when they...

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*JICA and FAO join hands to enhance food and nutrition security of locust-affected smallholder farmers*     ISLAMABAD : Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has announced a contribution of USD 1.3 million to work by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to not only support pest control operations but also enhance...