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UN chief Guterres strongly condemns terrorist attack in Pakistan's Lahore

24 July 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today strongly condemned the terrorist attack in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore and called for those responsible to be brought to justice, his spokesman said.


UN agency lauds new project to register undocumented Afghan refugees in Pakistan

21 July 2017 – A new pilot project in Pakistan to register undocumented Afghan refugees – who up to now have been without identity papers and living in fear of being arrested or deported – would allow up to one million people to have legal status, the United Nations refugee said.


Health services, especially vaccines, must ‘reach the unreached,’ stress UN agencies

17 July 2017 – Globally, nearly 13 million infants – almost one in ten – did not receive any vaccinations last year, putting them at serious risk of potentially fatal diseases, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) said today, urging greater efforts to extend the reach of health services.


Women scientists and youth take centre stage at UN-backed technology forum

30 June 2017 – As an international conference on science and technology wrapped up in Vienna, the head of a United Nations partner organization that works to end nuclear testing stressed that women have a "powerful voice" in the global scientific community.


At Vienna forum, young people raise their voices for world free of nuclear weapons

29 June 2017 – Around 100 young people from 54 countries are raising their voices and harnessing social media to help mobilize support for a world free of nuclear weapons, and advance the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT).


Scientific collaboration 'essential' to achieving world free from nuclear threat, UN-backed forum told

27 June 2017 – Scientific collaboration is essential to achieving a world free from the nuclear threat, the Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) told a United Nations-backed science and technology forum in Vienna today.


Experts head to Vienna to discuss advances in monitoring, verification under UN nuclear test-ban treaty

26 June 2017 – Scientists and technical experts from all over the world are gathering this week in Vienna, Austria, for a meeting convened by the United Nations partner organization working to establish a verification regime to monitor global compliance with the comprehensive ban on nuclear testing.


Secretary-General extends condolences to victims in oil tanker truck explosion in Pakistan

25 June 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres “is saddened” to learn of the large number of deaths and injured following today's explosion of an oil tanker truck in eastern Pakistan, his spokesperson has said.


Pakistan: UN chief condemns separate deadly bomb attacks

23 June 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the twin bombing at a marketplace in Parachinar, in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan, and a suicide attack at a checkpoint in Quetta, Balochistan.


Africa's largest refugee crisis now a 'children's crisis' – UNICEF

20 June 2017 – Raising alarm over the plight of refugees, in particular the situation of women and children, arriving in Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya having fled violence and instability in South Sudan, the United Nations Children's Fund has called on governments to do more to ensure that the most vulnerable are protected.