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UN chief on Sustainable Development and Climate Change (Islamabad, Pakistan)

"I’m launching an urgent global call for #ClimateAction in Pakistan, one of the world’s most climate vulnerable countries" said Secretary-General Guterres. "We need far more ambition. Major emitting countries must le...

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Pakistan: HIV passes to wife and son

United Nations - Married to a migrant worker at the age of 15, a young Pakistani woman only discovered that she and her son were HIV positive after her husband died. Low awareness of HIV infection puts many families ...

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Pakistan: Internally displaced struggle in makeshift camps

United Nations - Many Pakistanis are fleeing their homes to escape military strikes. Thousands seek shelter in schools, which lack basic necessities leading to high risks of illnesses. UNICEF and the World Health Or...

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Pakistan: Youth And Democracy

United Nations - In Pakistan, as terrorist attacks are on the rise, a young pop star, Abra Ul Haq, is concerned over the vulnerability of young people to violent extremism. He created a movement called the Youth Parli...

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Pakistan: Changing Attitudes

United Nations, New York, February 2012 - The people from the remote Diamer District in northern Pakistan have always been conservative and suspicious of outsiders. A successful poverty alleviation project, initiated ...

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Pakistan: Girls’ Education

The Pakistan floods of 2010 have destroyed countless schools throughout the country. But the rebuilding has presented an opportunity for change in traditional attitudes towards girls' education. UNIA Programme # 1...

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Pakistan: Refugees’ Maternal Health

United Nations, New York, July 2009 - Millions of people have recently fled hostilities in Northwest Pakistan. Large numbers of the displaced found refuge in camps set up by the government with international support. ...