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Secretary-General Message on the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

Islamabad: The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers was established by the General Assembly in 2002 to pay tribute to all men and women serving in United Nations peacekeeping operations for their high level of professionalism, dedication and courage, and to honour the memory of those who have lost their lives in the cause of peace. The United Nations General Assembly designated 29 May as the Day, as it was the date when the first United Nations peacekeeping mission began […]

European Union Ambassador inaugurates 16 new UNICEF-constructed schools in Pakistan

Muzaffarabad: Sixteen new primary schools were opened at a ceremony in Muzaffarabad today as part of an ambitious programme to construct almost 700 schools following the devastating 2005 earthquake. UNICEF constructed the 16 schools in Muzaffarabad and Bagh Districts with significant financial support from the European Union, and in support of the Government of Pakistan’s “Build Back Better” programme. The new schools are beautiful, modern structures that are resistant to earthquakes and designed with child-friendly features. They include a minimum […]

Canine Eye Registration Foundation allocates close to $5 million for emergency assistance in Pakistan

Islamabad: CERF allocates $5 million for displaced people fleeing the ongoing security operation in northwest area of Pakistan. At the request of provincial government authorities in early 2011, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in coordination with the authorities and other humanitarian agencies, helped to establish two temporary camps for internally displaced people (IDP) in the northwest part of Pakistan. The IDP families have been displaced by renewed military operations in the area. While authorities had predicted that […]

Last address of the Holy Prophet is a guide line for whole mankind: Naeem Sarfraz

Islamabad: Fazaldad Human Rights Institute Islamabad (FHRI) has organized one day teachers training workshop at Federal College of Education Islamabad on 26th May, 2011. A huge number of students and teachers participated. After the recitation of Holy Quran and Naat Sharif, Mr. Muhammad Ali Tariq, Manager Programs FHRI gave a brief organizational introduction and said that teachers are the builders of the nation’s pillars. He explained that Fazaldad Institute has covered 155 locations so for all over the Pakistan including […]

United Nation Women Pakistan Fund for Women and Peace

Islamabad: UN Women is the women’s fund at the United Nations. Established in 1976, it provides financial and technical assistance to innovative approaches aimed at fostering women’s empowerment and gender equality. Today the organization’s work touches the lives of women and girls in more than 100 countries. UN Women also helps make the voices of women heard at the United Nations — to highlight critical issues and advocate for the implementation of existing commitments made to women. UN Women Pakistan […]

United Nation Women Developing Bridges for Peace

Islamabad: UN Women (previously UNIFEM) is the women’s fund at the United Nations. Established in 1976, it provides financial and technical assistance to innovative approaches aimed at fostering women’s empowerment and gender equality. Today the organization’s work touches the lives of women and girls in more than 100 countries. UN Women also helps make the voices of women heard at the United Nations — to highlight critical issues and advocate for the implementation of existing commitments made to women. UN […]

Secretary-General message for World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

Islamabad: The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development provides us with an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity and to learn to “live together” better. The UN General Assembly proclaimed 21 May the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue in its resolution 57/249 and welcomed the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity adopted by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at its thirty-first session on […]

The United Nations Secretary-General Message on World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

Islamabad: The purpose of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide. 17 May marks the anniversary of the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union. In November 2005, the World Summit on the Information Society […]