Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Pakistan

The Secretary-General condemns the suicide attack at a polling station in Quetta claimed by Da’esh. He extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Pakistan. The United Nations stands in solidarity with and supports the efforts of the Government of Pakistan in the fight against terrorism.

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

Nelson Mandela International Day commemorated with the underprivileged children of Pakistan Sweet Home

Islamabad, 18 July 2018: On the 100 anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth today, the United Nations Information Centre in partnership with the Pakistan Sweet Home paid tribute to the values and dedication to Nelson Mandela’s legacy and his services to humanity. We engaged with the underprivileged children of the Pakistan Sweet Home in several learning and recreational activities including cultural performance, screening the documentary, a quiz competition and touring an exhibition on the life and messages of the Nelson Mandela. Continue reading

SERVICE AND SACRIFICE

Peacekeepers serving under the UN flag work in difficult and dangerous environments, risking their lives to protect some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

Since 1948, more than a million women and men have served as UN peacekeepers. Every day, they make a tangible difference in the lives of millions of the world’s most vulnerable people, and every day they save lives. In places like the Central African Republic and South Sudan, our peacekeepers protect civilians against violent attacks and support the delivery of crucial humanitarian assistance. Lear more : Service and Sacrifice

Pakistan: One of the longest-serving and largest contributors to UN peacekeeping

Pakistan has a long history with UN peacekeeping, having been one of the largest contributors of troops and police for decades. Read the UN News article 

Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship

The United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) is accepting applications for the 2018 Reham Al-Farra (RAF) Memorial Journalism Fellowship, which will be held at UN Headquarters in New York from 16 September to 6 October 2018.

The Fellowship will bring a select group of young journalists from around the world to United Nations Headquarters to cover the General Assembly, interview senior officials, and attend special briefings and workshops.

The Fellowship is open to full-time journalists between the ages of 22 and 35 from countries with developing and transitioning economies. (Pakistan is included) 

Applications must be submitted online at https://outreach.un.org/raf/content/reham-al-farra-memorial-journalism-fellowship-2018-application.

The application deadline is 7 May 2018.

Official Launch Event of the Pakistan Evidence and Learning Platform (PELP)

16 February 2018, Islamabad: Through its Multi-Year Humanitarian Programme 2014-2019 (MYHP), the UK Department for International Development (DFID) has been providing humanitarian assistance to Pakistan and supporting 2-3 million people affected by natural disasters, such as floods, earthquakes and droughts, as well as over 1 million internally displaced persons from conflict and other complex emergencies. The Pakistan Evidence and Learning Platform (PELP) is an important component of the MYHP and aims to strengthen knowledge management processes and achieve concrete results, by ensuring that knowledge is captured, shared, and utilized for the benefit of the humanitarian system in Pakistan. The PELP will support MYHP through the provision of high quality knowledge services that will progressively improve the performance of the humanitarian response, as well as contribute to the humanitarian-development nexus. Continue reading