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UNITED NATIONS, Oct 3 (APP): Diplomatic observers here wondered why India let go an opportunity to exercise its right of reply on Saturday to Pakistan's stinging response to Indian External Affairs Sushma Swaraj's tough speech to U.N. General Assembly, in which a Pakistani diplomat exposed India's "brutal occupation and the most egregious form of state terrorism" in Kashmir.

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WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (APP): Pakistan and the United States are working on increasing cooperation between their universities as well as seeking more scholarships for higher education for Pakistani students in America, Pakistan's ambassador to the US, Jalil Abbas Jilani said here on Saturday.

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WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (APP): US Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee is sponsoring a resolution in the Congress to welcome Prime Minister Muhammad  Nawaz Sharif when he visits the United States later this month.

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UNITED NATIONS, Oct 4 (APP): Senior United Nations officials Saturday condemned what they called a 'tragic' and 'inexcusable' air strike on the Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) -- Doctors Without Borders -- hospital in northern Afghan City of Kunduz, which resulted in the deaths and injuries of medical personnel, patients and other civilians.

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ISLAMABAD, Oct 3 (APP): Advisor to Prime Minister on Aviation  Captain (Retd) Shujaat Azeem on Saturday said Pakistan Airline Pilots' Association (PALPA) should resolve all their issues through dialogue as  strike is not in national interest.

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ISLAMABAD, Oct 4 (APP): Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Mohammad Khan Sunday felicitated Shashank Manohar on becoming president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
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Oscar-winning actress to promote technology for women and girls PDF Print E-mail
UNITED NATIONS, June 13 (APP): The U.N. telecoms agency has designated Academy Award-winning Hollywood actress Geena Davis as a special envoy to promote the empowering role technology can play in the lives of women and girls. Among her duties will be to promote the ‘Tech Needs Girls’  campaign of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a three -year campaign that seeks to raise global awareness of the role  information and communication technologies (ICTs) can play in empowering women.  “I am delighted that Ms. Davis will be joining us in our campaign to  help expand the opportunities open to women and girls, and redress the current gender imbalance in the ICT industry, said ITU’s Secretary-General, Hamadoun Toure.

The new Special Envoy for Women and Girls in the field of technology said she is thrilled with her latest role with the ITU. “This role will enable me to take the work I’m doing to a much bigger scale  globally, through developing and consulting on strategies to advance  gender equality and the empowerment of girls and women in ICTs”, said Ms. Davis.
“It’s incredibly important to get more women and girls connected  to technology, and a big factor in making this happen is going to be  ITU’s work,” she added. The Tech Needs Girls campaign aims  to highlight the potential of technology to transform women’s lives,  whether it be through ICT-based career choices or by improved access to services like e-health, e-education, e-commerce, e-banking and a host of new applications and devices that can help girls and women address their day-to-day challenges, ITU stated in a news release.
It seeks to do this with the help of high-profile ambassadors such as Ms. Davis, as well as with an extensive programme of online multimedia content, major advocacy events around the globe and key partnerships with industry, government, civil society and other UN agencies.
Earlier this year, the Geneva-based ITU launched a multilingual web portal focused on helping girls and women access training, job  opportunities and career information in the ICT sector. The Girls in  ICT Portal houses over 400 programmes, including over 100 scholarship programmes and an equal number of contests and awards, some 60 training  and internship opportunities, over 100 online networks offering career support
and mentoring, as well as tech camps and other activities.
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