November, 2020

 

UNICEF working with global airlines and freight providers to plan delivery of COVID-19 vaccines  

NEW YORK :  UNICEF is working with major global airlines and freight providers to step up efforts to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to over 92 countries around the world as soon as vaccines become available.  To kickstart preparations, UNICEF together with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), briefed major global airlines last week on the expected capacity requirements and discussed ways to transport close to 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines in 2021. This is in addition to the 1 billion syringes that need to beRead More


World leaders at G20 Summit express support for Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022

Switzerland The world’s leaders assembled at the virtual G20 Leaders’ Summit, hosted by the G20 presidency of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, have expressed their strong support for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 and the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. The final declaration of the Summit said: “As a symbol of humanity’s resilience and global unity in overcoming COVID19, we commend Japan’s determination to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 next year. (…) We look forward to the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022.” International Olympic CommitteeRead More


U.S. GOVERNMENT AND WOMEN’S BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY INITIATIVE  HELP PAKISTANI WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS THRIVE IN GLOBAL MARKETS

Islamabad :  Women-owned businesses in Pakistan that are ready to grow by becoming part of global supply chains will now have access to world-class training, networks, and information thanks to the launch of the Women’s Business Opportunity Initiative, an effort led by non-profit WEConnect International in coordination with Vital Voices Global Partnership and the U.S.-Pakistan Women’s Council. The initiative was announced at “Advancing Women’s Entrepreneurship and Supplier Diversity,” a virtual event taking place during the Global Entrepreneurship Week hosted by U.S. Embassy Islamabad and the U.S.-Pakistan Women’s Council, a uniqueRead More


Beijing 2022 remains on track as countermeasure planning progresses

Switzerland: The International Olympic Committee (IOC), International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Beijing 2022 Organising Committee concluded a virtual Joint Project Review today, during which achievements, future milestones and COVID-19 countermeasures were discussed. Following the meetings, which took place on 19 and 20 November, IOC Coordination Commission Chair Juan Antonio Samaranch said: “The last two days have been very productive as we prepare to enter a crucial phase for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. With competition venues set to be completed by the end of this year andRead More


ON INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS DAY, UK IMMIGRATION MINISTER SAYS TO Pakistani SCHOLARS: CHOOSE THE UK

 London/Islamabad: The UK minister responsible for visas and immigration has encouraged even more students from Pakistan to choose the UK as a place to study as we mark International Students Day today (17 November). Kevin Foster MP, Minister for Future Borders and Immigration, used the annual celebration of international students to make clear the UK is open to students, highlighting visa flexibility around Covid-19, as well as the new Student Route, as reasons to continue choosing the UK for study. Last year, over 5,000 students from Pakistan were granted a UKRead More


AUSTRALIA SUPPORTS CRICKET TRAINING FOR BLIND WOMEN

Islamabad:                                                                                                      The Australian High Commission sponsored a five-day cricket training for visually impaired women and girls from across Pakistan, organised in collaboration with the Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) on 5-10 November.  The training builds on Australia’s support to PBCCRead More


Appeal by the Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman) concerning the eco-terrorism of Armenia in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan and its intentional fires aimed at destruction of forests of Shusha region2020.11.06

Baku/ Islamabad On 5 November 2001, November 6 was declared as the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict in accordance with the UN General Assembly Resolution A/RES/56/4. Unfortunately, it should be said that ecological terror does not bypass Azerbaijan either. As a result of the continued around thirty-year military aggression of Armenia, the nature, biological diversity, water reservoirs of Azerbaijan, as well as the environment of the areas under the occupation have been seriously affected, which consequently, caused to destruction and severeRead More


THE UNITED STATES AND PAKISTAN INCREASE NATIONAL ENERGY CAPACITY 

Islamabad:  In partnership with the United States Government, the Managing Director of the National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) inaugurated the Patrind Power Transmission Project today.  This mutual investment from the United States and Pakistan will add 147 megawatts (MW) of hydroelectric capacity to Pakistan’s National Energy Grid.  The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), supported the effort by constructing transmission lines and upgrading grid stations in the Azad Kashmir/Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) region.  This effort will ultimately strengthen private sector investments in clean-energy projects. WithRead More