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High-level WHO visit emphasizes critical importance of eradicating polio from Pakistan

Islamabad: With the world edging ever closer to eradicating polio, a high-level WHO visit is emphasizing Pakistan’s key role in tackling the highly contagious and crippling disease. The visit by WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, Dr Hussein A. Gezairy and the Assistant Director General for Polio Eradication and Humanitarian Action in Crises, Dr Bruce Aylward, is part of a push to completely eradicate polio in Pakistan by 2012. WHO and UNICEF are working closely with the Global Polio […]

Secretary-General Message on World No Tobacco Day

Islamabad: The World Health Organization (WHO) has selected “The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control” as the theme of the 2011 Tobacco Day. The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the first international public health treaty developed under the auspices of WHO, provides a comprehensive approach to reduce the considerable health and economic burden caused by tobacco. The WHO FCTC is a significant milestone in public health. Developed in response to the globalization of the tobacco epidemic, it is one […]

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 […]