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Pakistani-Americans pray for the victims of terrorist attack in Peshawar -
NEW YORK, Dec 20 (APP): A large number of Pakistani-Americans on Friday visited the Pakistan House in New York to pay homage to the innocent children and their teachers who were killed in a deadly Taliban attack against their school in Peshawar.


At U.N., Pakistan pledges total annihilation of terrorists as it counters their ‘savage’ attacks -
UNITED NATIONS, Dec 20 (APP): A senior Pakistani diplomat has pledged the total annihilation of terrorism from his country as he denounced the “heinous and barbaric” attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, killing over 100 children.


Pakistan embassy holds Quran Khawani for Peshawar victims -
WASHINGTON, Dec 20 (APP): The Pakistani embassy here held Quran Khawani to pray for the innocent children and staff of Peshawar Army Public School killed in an appalling terror attack this week.


World Bank President condoles tragic loss of life in Peshawar -
WASHINGTON, Dec 19 (APP): World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim has expressed deepest condolences over this week's tragic loss of children and staff in a terrorist attack on Peshawar's Army Public School.


Pakistan, Afghanistan strengthening their ties and promoting regional economic cooperation -
UNITED NATIONS, Dec 19 (APP): Afghanistan, under the new leadership, and Pakistan are strengthening their cooperation in a number of fields and boosting regional economic cooperation, a senior Pakistani diplomat has said.


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Beyonce to celebrate World Humanitarian Day with ‘Was Here’ video PDF Print E-mail
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 2 (APP): Ahead of World Humanitarian Day, the United  Nations on Thursday launched a global campaign “featuring international pop star Beyonce “ to highlight humanitarian work and encourage people to get involved by doing something good for others. Beyonce and songwriter Diane Warren will donate a video of “I Was Here”  that will be filmed in the UN General Assembly Hall in New York in front of a live audience. The video will premiere Aug. 19 on World Humanitarian Day and the UN hopes it will help the campaign reach 1 billion people.

“We all see the headlines and we think what can I really do to help?,”
Beyonce said in a statement from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which Under-Secretary-General Amos heads.
“World Humanitarian Day is an opportunity for all of us to work together to make a difference. This is our time to leave our mark on the world and show that we were here and we care,” Beyonce said.
A campaign website “ www.whd-iwashere.org “ has been launched, and will provide members of the public with an opportunity to unite and share their individual acts of good.
On the Day itself, which falls on August 19, the campaign aims to reach one billion people in a day with a single message.
“World Humanitarian Day celebrates humanitarian work,” Amos said. “I hope everyone will pledge to complete at least one humanitarian action , however great or small. Together we can create an unprecedented awareness of the plight of people affected by crises around the world.”
The General Assembly proclaimed August 19 as World Humanitarian Day in 2008 to commemorate the 2003 Canal Hotel bombing in Baghdad, which claimed the lives of 22 UN staff members, including the world body’s top envoy in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello, and wounded more than 150 people. The Day aims to honour those who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and those who continue to bring assistance and relief to millions, in addition to drawing attention to humanitarian needs worldwide and the importance of international cooperation in meeting those needs.
 

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