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

The Secretary-General is shocked at today’s attack in Quetta, Pakistan. He strongly condemns this cowardly act and extends his condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Pakistan. He wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.

The United Nations expresses its fully solidarity with the Government of Pakistan in its fight against terrorism and violent extremism.

Promoting Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace : Pakistan won first position in 2019 World Radio Day programmes contest

In connection with the 2019 World Radio Day, (that is being observed every year on 13 February), the United Nations in Pakistan joined Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation, FM 100 and other Broadcasters in the series of radio programmes to promote Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace.

Thematic radio programme prepared by Radio Pakistan has won the first position in the 2019 World Radio Day Contest.

Mr. Neil Buhne, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Pakistan and Ms. Vibeke Jensen, Representative/Director in Pakistan of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) participated in the programme. Continue reading

Global Food Crises Report

113 million people in 53 countries experienced high levels of food insecurity in the world’s most severe food crises in 2018, according to the #GlobalFoodCrises Report.

The same report highlights that climate and natural disasters pushed another 28 million people into acute food insecurity in 2018, the majority of which come from 20 countries in Africa.

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