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Pakistan: Press releases

UNGEI statement on school attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan
NEW YORK, USA, 10 February 2009 – The United Nations Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI) condemns the attacks on schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and calls for all parties to respect the right to education and ensure that children - particularly girls - are safe from violence. Read More >
Pakistan needs funds now to restore children’s education in flooded southwest
ISLAMABAD, 3 August 2007 – UNICEF is concerned that primary school education could become a casualty of the floods that have affected southwest Pakistan in the wake of cyclone Yemyin in late June. Read More >
UNICEF announces $150 million earthquake recovery plan
ISLAMABAD, 11 JULY 2006 – UNICEF will construct 500 permanent schools and around 70 permanent rural health centres in areas devastated by Pakistan’s October 2005 earthquake, as part of its 150 million dollar contribution to the recovery plan for affected areas. Read More >
World Bank: Easing mobility constraints for women key to bridging gender gaps in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 4, 2006 - Restrictions on both physical mobility and access to information for women in Pakistan undercuts their ability to acquire key services and pursue life opportunities, according to the World Bank’s Country Gender Assessment (CGA) report launched today.  It also finds there have been major improvements in the lives of women in Pakistan in many ways. Read More >


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