Africa’s population bomb

Dawn, November 11, 2011 By Gwynne Dyer According to United Nations Population Fund, Africa currently has one-seventh of the world`s people: just over one billion. But during the rest of the century, this single continent will add an extra 2.6 billion people, more than tripling the population, while the rest...

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America in the Asian Century

Misc Subjs Project Syndicate, November 16, 2011 Dominique Moisi NEW YORK – At “ground zero” in lower Manhattan, two empty spaces will be filled by water cascades, memorializing in a serene and respectful way the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Next to them, a powerful tower,...

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Dysfunctional disarmament

The Frontier Post, May 23, 2011 Ban Ki-moon As the United Nations Conference on Disarmament begins a seven-week session in Geneva, its future is on the line. Whereas countries and civil-society initiatives are on the move, the Conference has stagnated. Its credibility – indeed, its very legitimacy – is at...

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Kashmir & United Nations

Pakistan Observer, May 7, 2012 Air Cdre Khalid Iqbal (R) Excerpts from the Governor General of India’s letter, of October 27, 1947, to Maharaja of Kashmir make an interesting read: “Your Highness’s letter dated 26th October has been delivered to me by Mr VP Menon. In the special circumstances mentioned...

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The dis-United Nations

The Frontier Post, October 2, 2012 Air Commodore (R) Khalid Iqbal Theme for debate in the 67th session of the UN General Assembly was fascinating as well as elusive: There were no solid propossals fo “Adjustment or settlement of international disputes or situations by peaceful means”. General Assembly is the...

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The farce of United Nations reforms

Pakistan Observer, January 26, 2012 Ramzy Baroud US campaign against UN bodies does not represent a genuine democratic endeavor The country that has long been known to abuse its powers and privileges in the United Nations is now leading acampaign to reform the same organization. While UN reforms are welcomed,...

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United Nations

Since its membership on September 30, 1947, Pakistan has been an active participant in the United Nations and its specialized agencies and other bodies, as well as in various UN conferences. Pakistan maintains a permanent mission to the UN, which is currently headed by Ambassador Abdullah Hussain Haroon in New...

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