Home arrow News arrow World arrow UN chief urges countries to make progress in arms trade treaty talks
 

Today is,

Wednesday, 06 May 2015

 

Home | About Us | News | User Login | Jobs | Employees | Contact Us | Tender Notices
Untitled Document
Main Menu
Home
News
Blog
Links
Search
Contacts
News Section
National
World
Sport
Business
Forex
Weather
Articles & Features
World News
UNICEF, EU begin airlift of 80 metric tonnes of humanitarian supplies to quake-hit Nepal -
UNITED NATIONS, May 5 (APP): Humanitarian supplies to meet the emergency needs of some of the 1.7 million children affected by the April, 25 earthquake in Nepal are being airlifted in to the capital, Kathmandu, as the United Nations children's agency works with the European Union (EU) to provide much needed relief from  effects of the disaster.


Yemen conflict death toll nears 650 as UN rights office spotlights plight of 3 million disabled -
UNITED NATIONS, May 5 (APP): The conflict in Yemen has now taken at least 646 civilian lives and injured more than 1,300 others, according to UN human rights monitors who also drew attention on Tuesday to the desperate plight of persons with disabilities who are facing increasing difficulties in meeting their basic needs.


Good governance a precondition for livability: Dar -
BAKU, May 5 (APP): Federal Minister for Finance, Muhammad Ishaq Dar on Tuesday said that good governance was a precondition for livability.


Dar meets Nepalese Finance Minister -
BAKU, May 5 (APP): On the sidelines of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of Asian Development Bank (ADB), Federal Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar met with Finance Minister of Nepal, Ram Sharan Mahat here Tuesday.


Ishaq Dar meets Tajik Deputy PM -
BAKU, May 5 (APP): On the sidelines of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of Asian Development Bank (ADB), Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, Federal Minister for Finance met with the Deputy Prime Minister of Tajikistan, Davlatali Said here Tuesday.


Sport News
Afridi for London on May 11 to play in Blast T20 cricket
KARACHI, May. 5 (APP)- Dynamic all-rounder Shahid Afridi is due to leave for London on May 11 to play for Northamptonshire in the English cricket's 2015 T20 Blast competition.
 
Time needed for regaining confidence: Saeed Ajmal
KARACHI, May. 5 (APP)- Pakistan's premier off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has said that he needed some time to regain confidence.
 
Pathway to Test cricket to begin for Associate Members from May 10
KARACHI, May. 5 (APP)-  The International Cricket Council (ICC) Tuesday announced the dates for the first round of fixtures for the four-day first-class ICC Intercontinental Cup 2015-17.
 
Bannu win Inter-Region Youth Games Kabaddi title
PESHAWAR, May 5 (APP): Bannu clinched the trophy for the second consecutive times after defeating strong Peshawar in the final of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Inter-Region Youth Games Kabaddi Championship played here at Qayyum Sports Complex on Tuesday.
 
Bannu win Inter-Region Youth Games Kabaddi title
PESHAWAR, May 5 (APP): Bannu clinched the trophy for the second consecutive times after defeating strong Peshawar in the final of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Inter-Region Youth Games Kabaddi Championship played here at Qayyum Sports Complex on Tuesday.
 
Archive
Latest News
Australian FM arrives on two-day visit to Pakistan - Altaf Hussain habitual of giving controversial statements: Asif - Mere apology of MQM chief not sufficient: Ranjha - Govt ready to facilitate enforcing uniformed timings of Prayer, Azan... - Standards & Poor\'s upgrades Pakistan\'s credit rating outlook to posi... - Nisar appreciates pilots of air wing for operation against dacoits
UN chief urges countries to make progress in arms trade treaty talks PDF Print E-mail
UNITED NATIONS, July 27 (APP): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon  Friday appealed to countries to show flexibility and make progress in  the negotiations of a treaty that would regulate the conventional arms trade.  With just two days left before the end of the United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), Ban is also concerned about the ‘very limited progress in the negotiations’ according to a statement issued by his spokesperson.  The four-week long Conference has brought together the UN’s 193  Member States to negotiate what is seen as the most important initiative ever regarding conventional arms regulation within the United Nations.   
“The Secretary-General is encouraged by the efforts being undertaken by the President of the Conference who has been working with delegations day and night to try to build consensus on the elements of the ATT,” the statement said.
At the end of 2010, an estimated 27.5 million people were internally displaced as a result of conflict, while millions more have sought refuge abroad.In many cases, the armed violence that drove them from their homes was fuelled by the widespread availability and misuse of weapons.
According to the statement, the Secretary-General “remains hopeful that the Conference will yield a robust and legally binding  Arms Trade Treaty that will have a real impact on the lives of those millions of people suffering from the consequences of armed conflict, repression and armed violence.”
“He wishes to remind delegations that we owe it to all the  innocent civilians who have fallen victim to armed conflict and violence,  to all the children deprived of a better future and to all those risking their lives to build peace and make this a better world,” it added, noting that Ban stands ready to provide assistance to bring the Conference to a successful outcome.
In February, the heads of several UN agencies ‘including the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)’ called for a comprehensive arms trade treaty that requires States to assess the risk that serious  violations of international humanitarian law and human rights law may be committed with weapons being transferred; includes within its scope all conventional weapons, including small arms; and ensures that there are no loopholes by covering all types of transfers, including activities such as transit, trans-shipment, as wells as loans and leases.
 
China News
News About China

 

Grievance Commissioner Wafaqi Mohtasib
Grievance Commissioner Wafaqi Mohtasib
Budget 2014-2015
Federal Budget
Highlights 2014-2015
Punjab Budget
Sindh Budget
KPK Budget
Balochistan Budget
A.J.K Budget
Gilgit Baltistan Budget
Elections 2013
Elections 2013 News
Code of Conduct
Code of Conduct
Manifestos of Parties
Manifestos of Political Parties
Economic Survey
Economic Survey 2013-2014
Presidential address to the joint sitting of parliament
Presidential address to the joint sitting of parliament
Profiles
Profile of the President
Profile of Prime Minister
Profiles of Chairman and deputy Chairman Senate
Profiles of Speakers and Deputy Speakers
Profile of Governors
Profiles of Chief Ministers
Profiles of Federal Ministers
Portfolios of Federal Ministers
Portfolios of Provincial Ministers
Parlimentary Proceedings
National Assembly
Senate
Latest News