Dr Atta to head UN body on science, technology




STAFF REPORT KHI: The United Nations has appointed Prof. Dr. Attaur Rahman as chairman of the UN committee on Science, Technology and Innovation.

Prof. Rahman, who is former federal minister for science and technology, after appointment chaired the first meeting of the committee in Bangkok.

The UN Economic Social Commission for Asia and Pacific also held its meeting in Bangkok the same day, says a message received here.

A senior official of the International Centre for Che¬

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Dr Atta to head UN body on science, technology


STAFF REPORT KHI: The United Nations has appointed Prof. Dr. Attaur Rahman as chairman of the UN committee on Science, Technology and Innovation.

Prof. Rahman, who is former federal minister for science and technology, after appointment chaired the first meeting of the committee in Bangkok.

The UN Economic Social Commission for Asia and Pacific also held its meeting in Bangkok the same day, says a message received here.

A senior official of the International Centre for Che­m­

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The processed un-ripened cheese can account for value addition in goat milk




DAIRY PRODUCTS are very nutritious, healthy and useful for mankind. Cheese is one of the most common dairy products produced throughout the world. It is a traditional food with prehistoric origins. Cheese, like dairy products is made from pressed milk curds. Different varieties of cheese are made from un-ripened (fresh) cheese or ripened (aged) cheese. Cheese is a delicious and nutritious food has a very versatile use. We can use it into other dishes or eat it by itself. Cheese is very

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MoCC, UN FAO convolve to dispel climate change impacts on food security




STAFF REPORT ISB: Climate change is the hovering challenge for Pakistan which is implicating on various sectors including agriculture, food security, healthcare, and infrastructure development. In order to minimize the adversities of climate change impacts on food Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) and United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have joined hands to work in coordination to improve food security and mitigate the abysmal impacts of Climate Change. This emerged as

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MoCC, UN FAO convolve to dispel climate change impacts on food security


STAFF REPORT ISB: Climate change is the hovering challenge for Pakistan which is implicating on various sectors including agriculture, food security, healthcare, and infrastructure development. In order to minimize the adversities of climate change impacts on food Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) and United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have joined hands to work in coordination to improve food security and mitigate the abysmal impacts of Climate Change. This emerged as FAO

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UN cautions world is using too much water




STAFF REPORT ISB: The world will struggle to keep up with increasing demands for water if things don’t change, warned the United Nations (UN).

At the current pace, only 60 percent of the water needed globally will be available. Major steps must be taken to reduce water usage to minimize the growing problem, according to the UN’s water body in a new report.

"Over the past century, the development of water resources has been largely driven by the demands of expanding

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UN-APCICT, ICCI to facilitate women entrepreneurs


STAFF REPORT ISB: Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development of UN (UN-APCICT) and Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) have agreed to facilitate women entrepreneurs to expand their businesses by using the latest ICT tools, which were very helpful in reaching out to regional and international markets.
UN-APCICT Director Hyeun-Suk Rhee along with Pakistan Institute of ICTs for Development Chief Executive Ammar Jaffri has recently visited ICCI office in Islamabad

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Dr. Qamar appointed by UN to manage disasters


STAFF REPORT KHI: One of the authors of Pakistan’s first National Climate Change Policy, Dr Qamaruz Zaman Chaudhry, has been appointed by the United Nations’ World Meteorological Organisation as its special envoy on disaster risk reduction and climate services for Asia.
Dr Chaudhry is a former Pakistan meteorological department director-general. He has recently represented the organisation in the sixth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, recently held in Bangkok.

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UN girls education policy at dist level stressed




STAFF REPORT LHR: The United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) in collaboration with the UNICEF and the School Education Department (SED) has recommended home-based education as an alternative schooling, greater utilisation of available infrastructure and resources to cater to more students, and formulation of an education calendar by districts instead of provincial government.The policy brief on the Impact of Climate Change on the Education of Most Excluded Children in

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UN moves to confirm Pak claim on 50,000 sq kms in Arabian Sea


MONITORING REPORT IBD: The United Nations has agreed to constitute a sub commission to finalise the technical details confirming Pakistan’s claim over 50,000 square kilometres of Exclusive Extended Economic Zone in the Arabian Sea.

"The constitution of the sub-commission by the UN Commission on Law of Seas (UNCLOS) in our case means that Pakistan has almost made the case," an official source said, adding that this really was great news, UNCLOS has recently to Pakistan.

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UN ready to execute project on coasts erosion


STAFF REPORT KHI: : The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will soon start implementation of a two-year regional project jointly in Pakistan and Thailand to address the coastal issues related to sea level rise and coastal erosion.

"Climate Change Division and IUCN Pakistan are the national partner institutions for the implementation of project activities in Pakistan," disclosed Inspector General Forest, Climate Change Division, Syed Mahmood Nasir, while addressing the

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Pakistans budget on edu far less than set by UN level

STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan’s spending on education is still much below the level recommended by the United Nations (UN). Instead of the 6 per cent that the UN recommends, we have dedicated just 2.3 per cent of our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to education.Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Javaid Laghari said this at a recently held two-day international conference at the NUML here.The conference was about the contemporary and emerging trends in business and management. "Subjects

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UN urges Pakistan to subsidise agriculture

STAFF REPORT IBD: The United Nations has advised Pakistan to provide agricultural subsidies and introduce modern technologies to increase per acre yield, arrest rising food prices and alleviate hunger."Pakistan faces increasing risk from rising food prices that directly affect the most vulnerable sections of the population," says a UN report titled Economic and Social Survey for Asia and Pacific (Escap)’ – launched by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific in

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UN urges Pakistan to subsidise agriculture Wheat, sugarcane under threat due to Bt Cotton

STAFF REPORT IBD: The growing cultivation of Bacillus Thuringiensis (BT) cotton, especially in Punjab, has decreased the area under wheat and sugarcane cultivation due to relatively longer germination period of BT cotton."BT cotton is gaining popularity in Punjab and its growing cultivation is having a negative impact on other crops particularly wheat and sugarcane because of long germination period of BT cotton. Normal cotton takes about six months to BT cotton’s 10 months," an

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