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UN envoy calls for vigil for abducted Nigerian schoolgirls, pledges ‘never to abandon them’ -
UNITED NATIONS, July 13 (APP): U.N. Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown has called for the world to show support for the kidnapped schoolgirls of Chibok, Nigeria, on July 22, which will be the 100th day of their captivity.


UN Security Council calls for Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire -
 UNITED NATIONS, July 12 (APP):  The UN Security Council  on Saturday called for a ceasefire between Israel and the  Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, as Palestinian deaths continue  to mount.


Pakistan will continue to be critical partner : US general -
WASHINGTON, July 12 (APP): Pakistan will continue to be a critical partner of the United States in the region, U.S. General John F Campbell, who has been nominated to lead American forces in Afghanistan, told a Congressional hearing. 


Marking World Population Day, UN urges investment in young people -
UNITED NATIONS, July 12 (APP):  With 1.8 billion young people around the world the largest generation of youth in history senior U.N. officials are marking World Population Day with calls for a renewed commitment to helping young people improve their lives and the common future.


UN rights chief voices alarm over rising civilian deaths in Gaza -
UNITED NATIONS, July 11 (APP): Voicing alarm at the Israeli military operations resulting in the killing of Palestinian civilians in Gaza, as well as firing of rockets from Gaza into Israel, the United Nations human rights chief Friday appealed to all sides to abide by their obligations to protect civilians. 


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Pak Guinness record holder Saadi reaches Italy
LAHORE, July 14 (APP): Muhammad Saadi, Pakistan’s Guinness World Record holder, has reached Italy on Monday.
 
Joe rises in ICC Rankings
ISLAMABAD, Jul 14 (APP): Joe Root has become England’s highest-ranked batsman in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen after hitting his fourth century of his career in the Trent Bridge Test against India, which ended in a draw on Sunday.
 
Vahidy-Ayub win Pairs Bridge contest
KARACHI, July 14 (APP): A chance partnership of Saleem Vahidy and Chino Ayub surprised many experienced pair by their perfect understanding of SYAC Bidding System and expert defense as they won the Karachi Bridge Association (KBA) Pairs Bridge Tournament here on Sunday evening.
 
IDPs Relief cricket T20 match now after SL tour: Afridi
KARACHI, July 14 (APP): Relief Twenty20 cricket match to raise funds for IDPs affected by Zarab-e-Azb will be held after the Sri Lanka tour, chief organizer and former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi said on Sunday evening.   
 
IDPs Relief cricket T20 match now after SL tour: Afridi
KARACHI, July 13 (APP): Relief Twenty20 cricket match to raise funds for North Waziristan IDPs will be held after the Sri Lanka tour, chief organiser and former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi said on Sunday evening.        
 
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UN officials underlines UNSC’s key role in protecting civilians PDF Print E-mail
UNITED NATIONS, June 25 (APP): With growing number of incidents   targeting civilians in armed conflict, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday drew attention to the key role of the Security Council in dealing with the issue,while urging new approaches to be considered.“Too many people are dying, in too many places. Sometimes they are caught in the crossfire; frequently they are targeted,” Secretary-General Ban said in a Council’s open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict,which other senior UN officials also addressed.“More and more, we are witness to an appalling catalogue of sexual violence, forced disappearances, torture and other acts that violate, often egregiously, international humanitarian and human rights law,” Ban added.The UN chief cited recent developments across the world as examples.
 

     

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