Pakistani peacekeepers always protect civilians: Ambassador Lodhi

New York: At the UN, Pakistan called for addressing the root causes of conflicts and finding  peaceful settlement of disputes to ensure the protection of civilians in conflict situations.


ISLAMABAD, 11 February 2016 - An event entitled "Celebrating Success" was organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in collaboration with Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry to celebrate the remarkable success of the Global Cleantech Innovation Program for SMEs and Startups (GCIP). Cleantech is a global competition aimed at promotion of Innovations in the area of Clean Technologies.

KPK UNDP sign MoU on working in partnership

Peshawer (Staff Reporter) UNDP and the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa signed a partnership agreement to strengthen governance and development in KP.UNDP’s programme strategy in Pakistan is focused on Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA, given the disproportionate incidence of development challenges facing these areas.

Jordan‚ Lithuania‚ Chile‚ Chad‚ and Nigeria- New members of UNSC

NEW YORK (Monitoring Desk - DNA) Jordan‚ Lithuania‚ Chile‚ Chad‚ and Nigeria have become non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council.
The incoming members replaced Pakistan‚ Azerbaijan‚ Guatemala‚ Morocco and Togo‚ whose two-year terms have expired.

The seats for the ten non-permanent members are filled from regional groupings for two-year terms. Five are replaced every year.

Pakistan Vote Resolution on Arms Trade Treaty

United Nations, April 3, 2013: Pakistan vote in favour of the resolution adopted in the General Assembly on Tuesday on Arms Trade Treaty to demonstrate solidarity with the people and States negatively impacted by the illicit trade in conventional arms, particularly small arms and light weapons

At UN, Pakistan affirms commitment to back Afghan-led peace process

UNITED NATIONS, March 20 (APP): Pakistan told the UN Security Council Tuesday that it was committed to an Afghan-led reconciliation process, as Afghanistan moves to assume full responsibility in most areas by 2014, the year U.S. troops are set to withdraw.

"As they (the Afghan people) move towards this destination, Pakistan will remain their committed and steadfast partner," Pakistan UN Ambassador Masood Khan said during the course of a debate on the situation in Afghanistan.

"What we need most is faith in each other and a vision for common future," he said in his speech.

UNSC's NAM Caucus calls for 'impartial' probe into death of Palestinian in Israeli detention

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 28 (APP): The U.N. Security Council members belonging to the Nonaligned Movement's Caucus Wednesday voiced their "grave concern" over the death in Israeli detention of a Palestinian man and called for a thorough investigation into his death.

Arafat Jaradat, who was arrested by Israeli security forces on 18 February, died on Saturday.

Pakistan and the United Kingdom convenes an Arria Formula Meeting of the Security Council to discuss "Security Dimensions of Climate Change".

New York, February 15: Today, Pakistan and the United Kingdom convened an Arria Formula Meeting of the Security Council to discuss "Security Dimensions of Climate Change".

Despite its informal nature, the meeting was marked by high-level participation that exhibited a keen interest and strong resolve of the international community to continue to enhance knowledge and understanding of the possible security implications of intensified climate change.

Pakistani policemen serving in Ivory Coast receive U.N. medal

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 14 (APP): Some 148 peacekeepers serving with the Pakistani Formed Police Unit of the United Nations Operation in Ivory Coast (UNOCI) in the western town of Guiglo, were presented with the U.N. Medal in recognition of their contribution to the restoration and maintenance of peace in the west African country, the world body said Thursday.

Pakistan pushing to bring poor into development mainstream: Masood Khan tells the UN Commission for Social development

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 13 (APP): Pakistan on Tuesday told the United Nations of its efforts to bring the poor and socially marginalized into the development mainstream that sharply focuses on empowerment of women, minorities, youth and the disabled.


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