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The State of World Population 2018

October 17, 2018 | General, Official News

Islamabad, October 17, 2018 (PPI-OT): The global trend towards smaller families is a reflection of people making reproductive choices to have as few or as many children as they want, and when they want. Once people lack choice, it can …

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The initiative of the present govt. will gear towards reducing hunger to the zero level in Pakistan by year 2030

October 16, 2018 | General, Official News

Islamabad, October 16, 2018 (PPI-OT): The theme for World Food Day this year-2018 was “Our Actions are our Future. A Zero Hunger world by 2030 is possible” Various organizations including Ministry of National Food Security Research, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council …

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Message of the United Nations Secretary General on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

October 16, 2018 | General, Official News

Islamabad, October 16, 2018 (PPI-OT): “Twenty-five years ago, the world commemorated the first International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Since then, nearly 1 billion people have escaped poverty, thanks to political leadership, inclusive economic development and international cooperation.

However, …

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Message by Finbarr Curran, Representative and Country Director, United Nations World Food Programme Pakistan

October 15, 2018 | General, Official News

Islamabad, October 15, 2018 (PPI-OT): Asalam Alykum!

And Good Morning to you all.

World Food Day is an opportunity to take stock of the progress we have made in our shared journey toward Zero Hunger — one of the 17 …

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Display of a collection of photos associated with agriculture stories

October 15, 2018 | General, Official News

Islamabad, October 15, 2018 (PPI-OT): A collection of photos telling stories of men, women and youth associated with agriculture in Pakistan went on display in Islamabad.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) organized this exhibition in Islamabad …

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Message of the Secretary-General on World Food Day – 2018

October 15, 2018 | General, Official News

Islamabad, October 15, 2018 (PPI-OT): In our world of plenty, one person in nine does not have enough to eat. About 820 million people still suffer from hunger. Most of them are women. Some 155 million children are chronically malnourished …

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UNICEF and WHO join forces to support Pakistan’s mass measles immunisation campaign

October 15, 2018 | General, Official News

Islamabad, October 15, 2018 (PPI-OT): Today the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) joined the Government of Pakistan in kick-starting a nationwide measles campaign to vaccinate more than 32 million children – one-sixth of the …

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Physical launch of clean and green Pakistan programme at Saidpur Village, Islamabad

October 14, 2018 | General, Official News

Islamabad, October 14, 2018 (PPI-OT): sssThe physical launch of Clean and Green Pakistan campaign held at Saidpur Village Islamabad on October 13, 2018 as part of the call by the Prime Minister of Pakistan for a “Clean and Green Pakistan” …

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Message of United Nations’ Secretary General on International Day of Rural Women 15 October 2018

October 12, 2018 | General, Official News

Islamabad, October 12, 2018 (PPI-OT): The empowerment of rural women and girls is essential to building a prosperous, equitable and peaceful future for all on a healthy planet. It is needed for achieving gender equality, ensuring decent work for all, …

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Message of United Nations’ Secretary General on International Disaster Reduction Day 13 October 2018

October 12, 2018 | General, Official News

Islamabad, October 12, 2018 (PPI-OT): This year’s International Day for Disaster Reduction falls shortly after a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia, [and] showed yet again the urgency of resilience and risk-awareness. Disasters have a steep human cost. Millions of …

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New challenge calls on young innovators to design solutions for improved menstrual hygiene practices

October 11, 2018 | General, Official News

Islamabad, October 11, 2018 (PPI-OT): A new challenge is calling on young innovators across Pakistan to design solutions that will help improve girls’ knowledge and practice of safe menstrual hygiene. During an event held in Islamabad today, UNICEF and the …

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Message of United Nations Secretary-General on International Day of the Girl Child

October 10, 2018 | General, Official News

Islamabad, October 10, 2018 (PPI-OT): Today, 600 million adolescent girls are preparing to enter a world of work transformed by innovation and automation. They are the largest generation in history and a vast source of ideas and solutions for all …

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