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6.8 earthquake hits Pakistan Karachi, Sept 28 : A major earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale shook Pakistan's Sindh and Balochistan provinces on Saturday, reported Geo TV. 28-Sep-2013
Myanmar must continue making gains in transition: Ban New York, Sept 27 : Commending Myanmar for its remarkable progress, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Thursday stressed that the South-east Asian country must continue its democratic transition and overcome the inter-communal violence that is threatening it. 27-Sep-2013
Sri Lanka urges UN to study global inequality New York, Sept 25 : Citing his efforts to ensure that economic growth benefits all segments of society in his own country, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Tuesday called on the United Nations to study the international community’s failure to improve the lot of the impoverished worldwide. 25-Sep-2013
Pakistan: Ban appalled by terrorist attack on church New York, Sept 23 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said he is “appalled” by Sunday's terrorist attack on a Christian church in north-western Pakistan, and urged the Government to do everything possible to find and bring the perpetrators to justice. 23-Sep-2013
UN seeks international support for Afghan transition New York, Sept 21 : “Predictable and sustained” international support for Afghanistan will be critical as the country proceeds with its transition, prepares to hold elections next year and international forces draw down by the end of 2014, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said Friday. 21-Sep-2013
Maldives: Ban urges respect for democracy ahead of vote New York, Sept 20 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Thursday urged all political leaders in the Maldives to live up to their responsibilities and respect the democratic process in the second round of the presidential election on 28 September. 20-Sep-2013
Human rights gains in Afghanistan remain fragile: UN New York, Sept 18 : A United Nations senior official Tuesday called on the Afghan authorities to boost efforts to strengthen human rights in the country, noting that despite progress in recent years, they remain fragile as the nation continues its transition period. 18-Sep-2013
UN condemns killings of female Afghan officials New York, Sept 17 : The head of the United Nations body tasked with promoting women’s rights Monday condemned the intimidation and targeted killings of female Afghan officials and called for bringing the perpetrators to justice. 17-Sep-2013
UNSC condemns Taliban attack on US consulate in Herat New York, Sept 14 : Strongly condemning the Taliban bombing attack against the United States Consulate in Herat, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Friday urged broad cooperation to ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice and reiterated that “no terrorist act can reverse the path towards Afghan-led peace, democracy and stability in Afghanistan.” 14-Sep-2013
Myanmar: UN aid convoy reaches displaced in Kachin New York, Sept 11 : The first aid convoy in nearly two years has delivered food, medicine and other supplies to thousands of displaced people in Myanmar’s Kachin state, the United Nations relief arm Tuesday reported. 11-Sep-2013
USAID, IRC to launch Pakistan Reading Project Islamabad, Sept 9 : The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded the International Rescue Committee $160 million to implement the Pakistan Reading Project, an extensive education program in Pakistan aimed at tackling one of the highest child illiteracy rates in the world. 09-Sep-2013
Zardari to get guard of honour Islamabad, Sept 7:Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is all set to get a farewell guard of honour to mark the end of his Constitutional term in the Presidential House on Sunday, media reports said. 08-Sep-2013
Ban calls for peaceful elections in Maldives New York, Sept 5 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the people of the Maldives to ensure that the presidential elections, set for Saturday, are conducted peacefully. 05-Sep-2013
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