Forty years into the HIV epidemic, AIDS remains the leading cause of death of women of reproductive age – UNAIDS calls for bold action

Geneva, March 05, 2020 (PPI-OT): Ahead of International Women’s Day, UNAIDS has launched a new report showing that the stark inequalities and inequities between men and women are continuing to make women and girls more vulnerable to HIV. We’ve got the power urges governments to do more to empower women and girls and fulfil their human rights.
 
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Government of Sindh launches a counter-terrorism project in collaboration with the European Union and UNODC

Islamabad, February 27, 2020 (PPI-OT): In their resolve to support the efforts of Government of Sindh to counter the threats of terrorism, the European Union and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Country Office Pakistan, have launched a 18 months technical assistance programme to strengthen the criminal justice to terrorism with a specific reference to Sindh Province.
 
The project will improvRead More…

Pakistan and FAO to join hands to fight the Desert Locust emergency

Islamabad, February 27, 2020 (PPI-OT): FAO representative in Pakistan Mina Dowlatchahi met Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research, Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar in Islamabad today following the first national locust coordination meeting on Friday. The discussion focused on better understanding of unusual behaviour of the locust in Punjab, options for chemical and biological control measures and locust suRead More…

43 prison facilities in Punjab automated by UNODC with INL funding 

Lahore, February 25, 2020 (PPI-OT):The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) jointly handed over the formal control and implementation of the Prison Management Information System (PMIS) to the Punjab Prisons Department, Government of the Punjab through a special ceremony in Lahore.
 
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Zawar Hussain WarraicRead More…

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government committed to accelerate actions for the implementation of Women Empowerment Policy 2017

Peshawar, February 18, 2020 (PPI-OT):The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is striving to improve the implementation of its Women Empowerment Policy, which was developed and approved in 2017 for creating an inclusive and enabling environment for the women of KP. The policy has identified social, economic, political and legal empowerment including access to justice as key areas for the provincial government to work on Read More…

The Secretary-General’s remarks to Press

Kartarpur, February 18, 2020 (PPI-OT):This is a very emotional moment – and I cannot be here without having a very strong feeling.
 
It is wonderful to see interfaith dialogue. It is wonderful to see in the same shrine today Sikhs, Muslims, Christians, maybe Hindus – all worshipping in harmony and in peace.
 
This is the best symbol that we can give for a world in peace and for a world in which Read More…

The Secretary-General’s remarks to Press

Kartarpur, February 18, 2020 (PPI-OT):This is a very emotional moment – and I cannot be here without having a very strong feeling.
 
It is wonderful to see interfaith dialogue. It is wonderful to see in the same shrine today Sikhs, Muslims, Christians, maybe Hindus – all worshipping in harmony and in peace.
 
This is the best symbol that we can give for a world in peace and for a world in which Read More…

The Secretary-General’s remarks on Future Challenges to Global Peace: The Role of the United Nations Vis-a-Vis A4P

Islamabad, February 18, 2020 (PPI-OT):Rector, Dear Members of the Faculty, Dear students, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
 
I would like to ask you to join me in paying tribute to the heroic 157 Pakistani peacekeepers that sacrificed their lives to protect the lives of some of the most vulnerable populations in the world. So, I would ask you please to join me in a moment of silence.
 
Thank you. I am veRead More…

The Secretary-General’s remarks on Future Challenges to Global Peace: The Role of the United Nations Vis-a-Vis A4P

Islamabad, February 18, 2020 (PPI-OT):Rector, Dear Members of the Faculty, Dear students, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
 
I would like to ask you to join me in paying tribute to the heroic 157 Pakistani peacekeepers that sacrificed their lives to protect the lives of some of the most vulnerable populations in the world. So, I would ask you please to join me in a moment of silence.
 
Thank you. I am veRead More…

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with Mr. Arif Alvi, President of Pakistan

Islamabad, February 18, 2020 (PPI-OT):The Secretary-General met with H.E. Mr. Arif Alvi, President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The Secretary-General thanked Pakistan for its support to the United Nations. The Secretary-General reiterated the UN’s commitment to support the country’s efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. They exchanged views on regional developments.
 
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