United Nations


Spotlight on Pakistan amid re-election to UN Human Rights Council

Lahore, Islamabad, October 14, 2020: Pakistan’s re-election into the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday has put the country’s commitment to promoting and protecting human rights under the spotlight for the next three years. Justice Project Pakistan (JPP), Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Digital Rights Foundation (DRF) and Group Development Pakistan (GDP) congratulate Pakistan for winning a seat with an overwhelming majority, securing 163 votes in the 193-member UN General Assembly. This is an opportunity for the country to reflect on its human rights record, protect the rights of women, children, religious minorities, and other vulnerable and excluded […]


Apply for Consultative Status with Economic and Social Council of the UNO

The United Nations Organization (UNO) has requested applications from NGOs if they want to join Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) as consultative member. Their request has been pasted here for your convenience. Dear NGO Representative, The NGO Branch of the United Nations would like to take this opportunity to recognize and thank you for the contributions your organization has made to the work of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). As you might be aware, May is the last month for Non-Governmental Organizations to apply for consultative status with ECOSOC if they wish to be considered by the NGO Committee […]


UN Women and KP Ombudsperson sign MoU on protection of women against sexual harassment

The UN Women Pakistan has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Ombudsperson on the protection of women against sexual harassment at workplaces. The agreement was signed between K-P’s first Ombudsperson Rukhshanda Naz and UN Women Pakistan Deputy Country Representative Aisha Mukhtar. “Now that the office of Ombudsperson is active, we will like to emphasize the execution and smooth implementation of the workplace harassment law so that the environment is safe for women to reach their full potential and contribute to the economy,” Naz stated. Mukhtar welcomed Naz’s appointment as the first Ombudsperson for K-P and reiterated […]


FAO distributes Kharif packages in tribal districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Peshawar: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has started distributing Kharif packages to 8,500 households that includes 265 women headed families in the tribal districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. This is part of the JICA and DFID funded projects, where FAO is providing certified 20-kilogram certified maize seed, 10 kilogram French beans seed and Rhode grass fodder seed to each household.   The improved climate resilient crops seed packages are provided to support the farming families in restoration of crop production. The beneficiaries were oriented by the Farmer Field School Facilitators on improved crop management practices, including post-harvest handling. […]


Live access to UNCAT Committee’s review of Government of Pakistan

The United Nations Committee Against Torture is set to review the government of Pakistan on April 18 and 19 on its compliance with the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment and Punishment during its 60th session. This is the first time the Committee – comprising 10 independent experts — is reviewing Pakistan since the country signed on the UN CAT in 2008 and ratified it in 2010. The ratifying states are under an obligation to implement the Convention’s provisions. In its Initial State Report, submitted five years late, to the Committee, Pakistan argued that […]