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UN chief says action to address climate change at "critical moment' -
UNITED NATIONS, June 239 (APP): Development cannot be sustainable if it does not address the challenge of climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told member states as he opened a High-Level Event on Climate Change on Monday.


UNESCO urges protection of world's historic monuments, sites -
UNITED NATIONS, June 29 (APP): The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has appealed for the international community to help counter the emerging threat of violent extremism and cultural cleansing, in remarks to the opening session of the World Heritage Committee Monday in Bonn.


UN agency for Palestine refugees announces staff reductions amid funding shortfall -
UNITED NATIONS, June 29 (APP): The United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) has announced it will begin reducing staff numbers in an effort to cut costs amid a wider budget shortfall facing the Organization's presence in the region.


IFC, World Bank, Deutsche Bank announces trade financing deal for Pakistan wind power plant -
WASHINGTON, June 29 (APP)- IFC, a member of the World Bank, Deutsche Bank and Bank AL Habib Limited Pakistan on Monday announced a new trade financing deal that will allow import of equipment for a new wind power plant to help boost Pakistan's generation of clean energy.


UN official voices concern after report reveals children bear brunt of Afghan conflict -
UNITED NATIONS, June 27 (APP): Last year saw more children killed or  maimed in Afghanistan since monitoring of those statistics began in 2007, reflecting that "children are bearing the brunt of the conflict," according to United Nations UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's latest  report on children and armed conflict in that strife-torn country.


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PCB to appoint former LCCA official as director game development
LAHORE, June 29 (APP): Pakistan Cricket Board is all set to appoint a former interim chairman of Lahore city cricket association, Aizad Hussain Syed, as the director game development, national  cricket academy, ignoring the set criteria and merit.

 
PBF distributes sports gears among players
PESHAWAR, June 28 (APP): President Pakistan Badminton Federation Mian Iftikhar Hussain Sunday said that the so called sports pundits being head of various sportsorganizations over the years did nothing apart from their joyrides tours and protocol culture that badly damped Pakistani sports.
 
7th Ramadan Summer Squash League Matches begins
PESHAWAR, June 26 (APP): The 7th edition of the Ramazan Summer Squash League-2015 got under way here at PAF Hashim Khan Squash Complex on Friday.
 
Younis is a source of pride for every Pakistani: PCB Chairman
ISLAMABAD, Jun 25 (APP): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan on Thursday termed ace batsman Younis Khan as one of the best produced by the country saying his performance is a source of pride for every Pakistani.
 
National Disabled Cricket Championship to be held in September
ISLAMABAD, Jun 24 (APP): National Disabled Cricket Championship will be played in September here under the auspices of the Pakistan Disabled Sports Association (PDSA).
 
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UN chief calls for united action to end violence in Syria PDF Print E-mail
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 9 (APP): Warning of the prospect of a long-term  civil war in Syria, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Thursday renewed his call for the international community to work together to resolve the ongoing crisis in the that country.We face the grim possibility of long-term civil war destroying Syria’s rich tapestry of interwoven communities. This would have tragic implications for Syria’s people and could affect stability across the region. We cannot let this prediction come true, Mr. Ban said in a message delivered on his behalf to an international consultative meeting on Syria, taking place in Tehran.All of us have a responsibility to the people of Syria. We must use all of the peaceful means in the UN Charter to help them unite around a Syrian-led transition process that is based on dialogue and compromise by all sides on the ground, not bullets, arrests, abductions and intimidation, he added.Syria has been wracked by violence, with an estimated 17,000 people, mostly civilians, killed since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began some 17 months ago. Over recent days, there have been reports of an escalation in violence in many towns and villages, as well as the country’s two biggest cities,Damascus and Aleppo, with the latter reportedly the centre of intense combat between Government and opposition forces, involving both aerial bombardments and heavy weaponry. In his message, the UN chief noted the General Assembly adopted a resolution last week, which stressed the importance of making rapid progress on a political transition and encouraged Member States to provide active support to this end.
 
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