Pakistan

UN agricultural agency helps Pakistan cope with natural disasters such as floods, quakes, droughts

With Pakistan suffering a multitude of natural disasters each year, including floods, earthquakes, droughts, landslides and avalanches, a United Nations development agency is teaming up with State and provincial authorities to shore up the country's agriculture, among the sectors most affected

UN chief condemns terrorist attack at Pakistani university

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned the terrorist attack by armed militants at Bacha Khan University in the city of Charsadda, Pakistan, which killed at least 19 people and wounded dozens more.

Pakistan: Ban condemns suicide bombing near polio eradication centre in Quetta

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today’s suicide bombing close to the premises of a polio eradication centre in Quetta, Pakistan, reportedly killing at least 15 people, and wounding 25 others.

UN Gender – Year Ahead 2016

Value of women’s unpaid work deserves recognition

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Drastic improvement in security situation in Pakistan

The security situation in Pakistan has drastically improved according to the country director of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) there.

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UN Gender Focus: refugees, entrepreneurship in Pakistan and women's rights

Concern at “never-ending flow” of vulnerable EU arrivals

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UN ramps up to assist those in Afghanistan and Pakistan affected by massive earthquake

Hundreds of people have been killed and thousands of homes in Afghanistan and Pakistan were destroyed by the massive 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck the Badakshan Province in Afghanistan yesterday, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Quake "shows why countries must prepare for worst"

Time “is running out” to help people trapped in the rubble nearly 48 hours after a massive earthquake struck the mountainous border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan, UN experts said Tuesday.

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Women’s entrepreneurship lights up rural Pakistan

Women in 250 villages in Pakistan provide literally the light of their communities.

They have been trained to operate solar lanterns which they then rent to their neighbours, thus allowing the women to earn an income while providing a much-needed service.

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Ban condemns terrorist attacks in Pakistan on religious holiday

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned today's bombing of a procession of worshippers marking the Shia religious holiday of Ashura in Jacobabad, and the recent terrorist attacks in the Pakistani provinces of Balochistan and Sindh.