EU-Jubiläumsfeier - Feuerwerk
Stakeholders at a project handing over ceremony have vowed to continue joint efforts for the promotion of technical education and vocational training (TVET) in Balochistan. The handing over ceremony celebratedthe finalization of the rehabilitation of Technical Training Centers in Quetta, funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. The ceremony was jointly organized by the Human Unity Networking Ability & Resources Balochistan (HUNNAR) and GIZ through its TVET Reform Support Programme. Ms. Barbara Voss, from the German Embassy represented the funding agency at the event.
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Human Rights Day – a day to celebrate past achievements and focus on the many remaining challenges
On 10 December the world celebrates Human Rights Day. The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to bring to the attention ‘of the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. While thanks to the selfless work of hundreds of thousands of human rights defenders all over the world a lot has been achieved and many improvements have been made, even more remains to be done still, in order to ensure the protection of basic human rights for everyone.
The protection and promotion of human rights is a focus area of the German cooperation with Pakistan under the stabilization fund of the Federal Foreign Office. Several projects are implemented by Pakistani and International NGOs every year under this fund to help protect and promote women’s rights, the rights of religious minorities, children’s rights as well as economic and social rights in Pakistan.
Germany funds relief measures for earthquake victims in Balochistan
The German government provides 130.000 Euro (approx. 18,6 million PKR) for earthquake relief in the province of Balochistan.
Through World Food Programme (WFP), different projects will be implemented to aid the earthquake victims and to support reconstruction.
Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) on Wednesday announced the launch of Euro 10 million multi-technology renewable energy project focusing on deprived and marginalized communities in 10 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province including Chitral, Upper Dir, Lower Dir, Swat, Buner, Swabi, Karak, Bannu, Hangu and Lakki Marwat.
Pakistan Days in Germany
The focus during the Pakistan Days in Berlin and Munich is on proliferating Germany and Pakistan’s trade relations. This objective has seen the arrival from Pakistan of the largest business delegation ever to visit Germany. Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle launched the event in conjunction with the Chief Minister of Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif, on 30 October.
Pakistan Days 2013
KARACHI Sept 26, 2013: Employers’ Federation of Pakistan (EFP) on Thursday granted awards to a number of Pakistani enterprises for their contribution towards development of skilled workforce in Pakistanunder its 1st Employer of the Year Award 2012.
Awards were given at a ceremony organized by the EFP in collaboration with technical and vocational education and training (TVET) Reform Support Programme, which is co-funded by the European Union, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Federal Republic of Germany and being implemented in Pakistan.
The German Ambassador, Dr. Cyrill Nunn, visited German funded projects implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation and German Develoment Bank KfW. He inaugurated three water schemes in Sultanabad Yasin/Gilgit, Sain Ghawari/Skardu and Ezh/Chitral.
Attack on the Christian community in Peshawar
EU High Representative Catherine Ashton condemns the attack on the Christian community in Peshawar, which killed at least 82 people and injured more than 120.
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On September 9, 2013 the foundations were laid for a state of the art Bio Safety Level-III Laboratory as well as Regional Blood Center (RBC) at Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar. These are two vital initiatives in the health sector of Khyber Pakhtukhwa supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented through KfW Development Bank.
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Germany and Pakistan successfully concluded their government negotiations on bilateral development cooperation in Islamabad on 6 September. Good governance, energy, education/vocational training and health will continue to be the priority areas of cooperation. Traditionally, this development cooperation focuses on the particularly disadvantaged Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
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Germany funds relief measures for flood victims Punjab and Sindh
The German government provides 854.000 Euro (approx. 117 million PKR) for flood relief in the provinces Punjab and Sindh.
Through the German organisations humedica e. V., Caritasverband e.V. and HelpAge Germany e.V., different projects will be implemented to support the flood victims through emergency humanitarian aid, food supplies, medical and social assistance as well as reconstruction of damaged houses.
On July 25, the German Ambassador Dr. Cyrill Nunn signed an agreement with Father Emmanuel Y. Mani to strengthen the cooperation with the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP). The organisation will receive 49,000 Euro (approximately 6,237,000 PKR) for its work to promote peace education, inter-religious harmony and the eradication of hate speech from educational material.
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Germany increases support to IDPs from KPK
Through the World Food Programme (WFO), the German Government increases its engagement to support Internally Displaced Persons in KPK originating from FATA with 750,000 Euro (approx. 94.5 million PKR) aiming to enhance food and nutrition security as well as to rebuild social cohesion.
Logistics made in Germany is an initiative by the Federal Government supported by the German Logistics Industry that has joined together in the "Sponsorship Association for the Logistics Location Germany".
As the first foreign representative to meet the newly elected Pakistani government, Federal Foreign Minister Dr. Guido Westerwelle visited Pakistan from 08 to 09 June 2013 meeting Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif, Advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Speaker of the National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq.
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The first Government monitoring report entitled “Energy of the future” shows that Germany’s Energiewende – the transformation of its energy system – is on course.
As part of the “Energy of the future” monitoring process, the German Government takes stock of progress made with the Energiewende each year.
Energiewende in Germany