U.N.I.C. Islamabad

Public Transport Safe for Women- Pilot launched in Lahore

Islamabad-08 June 2017: In making public transportation facilities accessible, ‘safe’ and ‘harassment-free’ for women and girls, a pilot has been launched in Lahore, Punjab, to conduct women’s safety audit in public transport to assess women’s perceptions of safety as well as actual safety, and increase their participation in local decision-making. Internationally recognized as a ‘best practice’, a women’s safety audit tool is being introduced in Pakistan for the first time.

FEMALE JOURNALISM TO BE GIVEN GREATER ROLE

Islamabad (Ume Laila +PR) Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Marryam Aurangzeb has said that Government supports freedom of media and press in true sence and spirit. Women journalists are playing important role in the media organisations. Government is providing them level playing field and equal opportunities , not only in media but in all walks of life. She referred to steps taken for protection of women rights at work place.

Number of drug dependent adults up for first time in six years, now at 29 million: UNODC World Drug Report 2016

Islamabad,  20 July 2016 –  World Around five per cent of the adult population, or nearly 250 million people between the ages of 15 and 64, used at least one drug in 2014, according to the latest World Drug Report released on last month on 23rd in Geneva/New York/Vienna by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Although substantial, this figure has not grown over the past four years in proportion to the global population.

UN FAMILY IN PAKISTAN EXPRESSES CONDOLENCE ON THE SAD DEMISE OF MR EDHI

Islamabad - The UN Resident Coordinator Mr. Neil Buhne alongwith The United Nations family in Pakistan joins tens of millions of people in Pakistan and all around the world in mourning the passing of Abdul Sattar Edhi.

NDMA plans major initiatives in collaboration with UNDP for Year 2016

Islamabad - Project Review Board (PRB) meeting was held at NDMA Islamabad today to review progress of 2015 projects and those that will be jointly implemented by NDMA and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Pakistan as part of the Annual Work Plan for the year 2016.

Pakistan’s Fiza Farhan appointed Member of the UN’s first-ever High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment

Islamabad(Staff Reporter)In an announcement today Ms. Fiza Farhan from Pakistan has been named as Member of the first ever High-Level Panel of the UN Secretary-General on Women’s Economic Empowerment.

UN AGENCIES STAND READY FOR RELIEF OPERATIONS IF REQUESTED BY GOV OF PAKISTAN - NEIL BUHNE

Islamabad -The United Nations team in Pakistan offers  deepest sympathies to all those that have been affected by the Badakshan earthquake. Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Neil Buhne has said in a statement issued here " This event is made more poignant occurring so soon after the ten-year anniversary of the devastating Kashmir earthquake, which claimed tens of thousands of lives in 2005.

NEW UNITED NATIONS INFORMATION CENTER (unic) IN ISLAMABAD

Islamabad: The new premises of United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) were inaugurated in Islamabad today. The new UNIC is situated in the ILO building G-5/2 Islamabad.

CONSULTATIVE WORKSHOP ON ECO MAPPING IN KARACHI FOR CLIMATE RESILIENT INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT

Karachi, Pakistan. Unabated and indiscriminate discharge of untreated industrial effluents is consistently generating environmental, socio economic, and health problem and the effluents discharged into the coastal water is not only seriously threatened the marine life but also damaging the mangrove forests. At the same time the environmental canvas of industrial areas / industrial zone of Karachi is not satisfactory in any way.

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