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United Nations launches work on aid to Afghan people

GENEVA: The United Nations has begun work on a plan to help the Afghan people, with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres saying the United Nations will continue to work for the people of Afghanistan. In a message on Twitter, UN Secretary-General Antonio

The alarming reality behind the captivating view of ‘Attabad Lake’

Have you ever imagined that what will happen if nature repays you what you are paying it? We all know that the natural calamities happening everywhere in the world are now accelerated because of anthropogenic activities. The perils of Climate

United Nations sets up trust fund for ‘people’s economy’ in Afghanistan

GENEVA: The UN has set up a special trust fund to provide urgently-needed cash directly to Afghans through a system tapping into donor funds seized since the Taliban takeover last August. With the local economy “imploding”, the aim is to

UN needs $100bn a year to address environmental problems

GENEVA: The United Nations has said that the international community needs 100 billion to tackle the world’s environmental and economic problems, for which the banking sector must come forward. In a message on Twitter, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the

Pakistan to play active role for UN Security Council reforms: Qureshi

NEW YORK: Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Pakistan will continue to play an active role to promote comprehensive reform of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Speaking at the virtual Uniting for Consensus (UfC) Ministerial meeting, the

India assumes UNSC presidency

India has assumed the presidency of the powerful United Nations Security Council for the month of August. This will frustrate Pakistan’s plan of raising the Kashmir issue at the global forum and will also bring on a collision course with

UNGA President to hold talks with Pakistani leadership

ISLAMABAD: President United Nations General Assembly Volkan Bozkir has arrived on three-day visit at the invitation of Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. On his arrival at the airport on Wednesday evening, the UNGA president was received by senior officials of

Pakistan opposes creation of new permanent seats in UNSC: Munir Akram

NEW YORK: Pakistan has firmly opposed the creation of new permanent seats in the United Nations Security Council and has warned that attempts by the aspirants – India, Brazil, Germany and Japan – known as G-4 to derail efforts to

Guterres to run for second term as UN chief

NEW YORK: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will run for a second five-year term as the organization’s chief, his spokesman said. Guterres informed the president of the General Assembly and Security Council that “he is available to serve a second

Human rights are central to COVID-19 recovery efforts: UN

NEW YORK: The International Human Rights Day is being observed on Thursday to raise awareness about human equality, dignity and justice. This year the day is being celebrated under the theme ‘Recover Better-Stand up for Human Rights’ with an aim

Pakistan presents UNSG proof of Indian terrorism

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Munir Akram called on United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York and presented him Pakistan’s dossier containing “irrefutable evidence” of India’s sponsorship of terrorism in the country. During the meeting that

75th UN Day a reminder that Kashmir dispute remains unresolved: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has sent a message on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, marking the historic day when the global body was officially founded. The prime minister said the world is celebrating this

KP officer wins UN’s best police-officer of Asia Award

PESHAWAR: A KP officer has been conferred with the Best Police Officer of Asia award by the United Nations (UN) in recognition of his services for the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Kosovo. An officer of the KP Police, SP Sajjad

PM Imran to virtually address UN General Assembly session today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will virtually address the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session on Friday. In his weekly briefing in Islamabad, Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said the Prime Minister, in his address, will share Pakistan’s perspective

UN General Assembly session opens without world leaders

NEW YORK: The 75th UN General Assembly session has opened but world leaders will not be physically present in the iconic hall for the annual gathering due to the coronavirus pandemic. The centerpiece of the General Assembly session is the

UN Security Council rejects resolution to extend Iran arms embargo

NEW YORK: The United Nations Security Council overwhelmingly rejected a United States resolution to extend an Iranian arms embargo. Only two of the Security Council’s 15 members voted in favor, highlights the division between US and European allies ever since

Pakistan is a good example to deal with pandemic: Bozkir

ISLAMABAD: President-elect of the UN General Assembly Volkan Bozkir has said Pakistan has been a good example for the world to deal with the pandemic and has performed better than other countries. Addressing a news conference along with Foreign Minister

FM Qureshi discusses Kashmir, Afghan peace with UNGA president-elect

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has sought an effective role of the United Nations to end human rights violations in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir to resolve the dispute under the Security Council resolutions. Speaking to UN General Assembly President-elect

UNGA President-elect to hold meetings with PM, FM today

ISLAMABAD: President-elect of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Volkan Bozkir has arrived in Islamabad on a two-day visit to Pakistan. The UNGA President-elect will call on Prime Minister Imran Khan and hold talks with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi

India failed to convince UNSC that Kashmir is bilateral issue: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that India has failed to convince the United Nations Security Council that Jammu and Kashmir dispute is a bilateral issue. In his remarks after the UN Security Council meeting, the foreign minister said

Pakistan urges UNSC to denounce India’s atrocities in Kashmir

NEW YORK: India has exploited the coronavirus crisis to further advance its occupation of Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan’s top diplomat said, urging the UN Security Council to end the aggression and atrocities against the Kashmiri people. “The Council must denounce

UNGA president condemns PSX terror attack

NEW YORK: President of the United Nations General Assembly, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, has condemned the terror attack on the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) in Karachi and expressed sympathy with the people and government of Pakistan. “The President of the General Assembly

No gathering of world leaders at UNGA first time in 75 years

NEW YORK: For the first time in United Nations 75-year history, world leaders will not come to New York this September for the annual session of UN General Assembly due to the coronavirus pandemic, the president of the assembly has

UN Secretary-General backs PM Imran’s call for virus debt relief

NEW YORK: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has supported Prime Minister Imran Khan’s call for a global initiative for debt relief to developing countries. In a virtual news briefing, UN chief’s spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, said, “The prime minister’s initiative is

Coronavirus can cost world economy $1 trillion: UN trade agency

The economists in United Nations have warned that the novel coronavirus could cost the world economy $1 trillion this year. According to a report from the United Nations Conference on Tade and Development (UNCTAD), the outbreak of coronavirus would push

Former UN Secretary-General Perez de Cuellar dies aged 100

NEW YORK: Javier Perez de Cuellar, the Peruvian diplomat who led the United Nations as its fifth secretary-general died at his home in Lima on Wednesday. He was aged 100. Perez de Cuellar, who served as United Nations secretary-general from

India’s rebuke to Guterres

The United Nations has expressed deep concerns over the situation in held Kashmir and has called for India to respect the human rights and fundamental freedoms in the restive region. The remarks come from the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres who

UN Chief hails Pakistan’s efforts for interfaith harmony

LAHORE: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited Kartarpur Corridor today (Tuesday) and hailed Pakistan’s efforts for interfaith harmony. Antonio Guterres took to Twitter and said, “I was honoured to visit Pakistan’s newly opened Kartarpur Corridor – a corridor of hope,

UN Chief’s statement on Kashmir is victory for Pakistan: Firdous Awan

LAHORE: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information, Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the remarks of United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres about Kashmir are a victory of Pakistan’s stance on the dispute. Firdaus Awan in a press briefing hoped that

UN Secretary-General calls on PM Imran, discuss various issues

ISLAMABAD: United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Prime Minister Imran Khan (today) Monday. During the meeting, matters pertaining to Afghan refugees, Afghan peace process, Kashmir dispute, and climate change came under discussion. The Prime Minister highlighted the violations