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World leaders congratulate Imran Khan on becoming Pakistan’s PM

Leaders from across the world are felicitating Imran Khan as he took the oath as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan on Saturday. China Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang appreciated his Pakistani counterpart’s positive remarks on supporting the development of China-Pakistan relations. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang congratulated Imran Khan as the new PM of Pakistan. He said he would work ... Read More »

Bosnian-Croat war convict dies after taking ‘poison’ in UN court

Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak dies after taking poison in UN courtroom A convicted Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak passed away in hospital after taking ‘poison’ inside United Nation courtroom. Praljak shouted, “I am not a war criminal!” threw back his head, drank liquid from a small bottle and told the court he had taken poison. A flustered ... Read More »

90,000 Rohingya flee Myanmar – Asia’s refugee crisis in the making

90000 Rohingya flee Myanmar - Asia's refugee crisis in the making

Around 90000 Rohingya Muslim refugees arrive in Bangladesh to escape violence A minimum of 90,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since violence erupted in Myanmar during last ten days. The reports have confirmed that more than 400 people have died in the recent unrest, with campaigners accusing the Burmese military accused of committing crimes against humanity. According to the UN’s refugee ... Read More »

U.S. pledges $3.5 million to UN Women to prevent violence against women in Pakistan

U.S. pledges $3.5 million to UN Women to prevent violence against women in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – The United States (U.S.) Department of State and UN Women (the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) Headquarters signed a three-year agreement, providing a grant of USD 3.5 million to support UN Women Pakistan’s initiative: “Prevention and Protection of Women from Violence Through Access to Justice, Services and Safe Public Spaces.” This announcement was shared ... Read More »

United Nations Corners to be established in Govt Universities across Pakistan

United Nations Corners to be established in Govt Universities across Pakistan

Swiss Aid Agency and UN will establish United Nations Corners in Government Universities to support students in research and empower young Pakistanis Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) will provide financial assistance to establish the ‘United Nations Corners’ in all Government universities across Pakistan. Mr. Roger Kull, Deputy Head of Mission of the Swiss Embassy, said: “The United Nations Corner provides ... Read More »

Pakistan demands independent inquiry into Indian atrocity in Kashmir

Pakistan demands independent inquiry into Indian atrocity in Kashmir

Peace and normalization between Pakistan and India cannot be achieved without resolution of the Kashmir dispute: PM Nawaz Sharif NEW YORK – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif strictly demanded an independent inquiry and a UN fact-finding mission to investigate extra-judicial killings and brutalities by security forces in Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK) to punish those found guilty. In a firm speech at the 71st ... Read More »

UNIDO launches Sustainable Energy Initiative in Pakistan

UNIDO launches Sustainable Energy Initiative in Pakistan

Sustainable Energy Initiative for Industries in Pakistan project highlights importance of Renewable Energy and energy efficiency ISLAMABAD – United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has launched a project, Sustainable Energy Initiative for industries in Pakistan, to explore options for renewable energy for the industrial sector and to improve Pakistan’s energy efficiency. The launching ceremony of the event was held in Islamabad and ... Read More »

UNHCR doubles grant for Afghan refugees returning home

UNHCR doubles grant for Afghan refugees returning home

Commending Pakistan’s generosity for hosting one of the world’s largest refugee populations, the UNHCR Chief urged global community to support returning Afghans and host communities ISLAMABAD – The United Nations refugee agency has increased assistance package for registered Afghan refugees who were opting to return to Afghanistan under the UNHCR facilitated voluntary return programme. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo ... Read More »

Syria has lost more than 700 doctors to war: UN

Syria has lost more than 700 doctors to war: UN

“Schools, hospitals, mosques, water stations – they are all being turned into rubble,” chief of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria says More than 700 doctors and medical personnel have been killed in attacks on Syrian hospitals since the outbreak of civil war more than five years ago, UN investigators said on Tuesday. Commission chief Paulo Pinheiro told the ... Read More »

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