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UNICEF’s youngest-ever Goodwill Ambassador

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UNITED NATIONS: Emmy-Nominated British actress Millie Bobby Brown was Tuesday named the newest United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador to mark World’s Children Day.
At 14 years old, this makes Ms. Brown UNICEF’s youngest person to ever take on the role.  The British star of the Netflix series, Stranger Things, will use her global platform to help spotlight children’s rights and issues affecting youth, including lack of education, safe learning spaces, and the impacts of violence, bullying, and poverty.
“It’s a dream come true to become a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador,” Ms. Brown in a statement marking the Day. “It’s a huge honor to join such an impressive list of people who have supported UNICEF over the years. I  am looking forward to meeting as many children and young people as I can, hearing their stories, and speaking out
on their behalf.”
World Children’s Day is commemorated annually as a day of action for children, by children, to raise awareness and funds for millions of children lacking basic resources and services.
To show solidarity for the world’s disadvantaged and vulnerable youth, UNICEF is asking supporters to “turn the world blue,” by doing or wearing something blue at school, on the streets, or on social media.
Ms. Brown kick-started the action in a short video last week, encouraging supporters to #GoBlue to defend and promote children’s rights.
Around the world, notable leaders in entertainment, government, sports, and business are having children  “take over” their professional roles to highlight issues that interest them.
Children are assuming seats at parliaments in Montenegro, Peru, Tonga, Suriname, Zambia, and others. In Brussels, the youth will take over the European Parliament, and five more UNICEF Youth Ambassadors are being appointed across the globe.
UN child rights experts reminded the international community of the challenges youth face around the globe and called the UN Member States to scale up efforts in their defense.
“Millions of vulnerable children continue to be left behind, including child victims of violence, conflict and sexual exploitation, migrant refugee and asylum-seeking children, children living in poverty, children with disabilities, and children belonging to indigenous and minority groups,” the experts said on Tuesday.
“The best way to leave no child behind is to put children first to ensure that no child grows up in a world of  fear, violence, and hopelessness.”
UNICEF is calling on activists and supporters to sign its global petition, urging world leaders to demonstrate a commitment to fulfilling the rights of every child and acknowledge these rights as non-negotiable.

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PNCA to hold free puppet show

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) here has scheduled a free puppet show for children & students from various educational institutions tomorrow.
The National Puppet Theatre will showcase the skills of its puppeteers featuring vibrant costumed puppets and will present folktales, skits, regional dances, and national songs to provide infotainment.  It may be mentioned, that the show is a regular feature of PNCA to promote culture and traditions among the children with an understanding of their folk legacies which is an important part of their training. The puppet show will further highlight various issues like health, education and environment and so on. Children along with parents are invited to attend the show.

 

 

 

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Fawad grieved over demise of renowned artist Ruhi Bano

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Friday expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of renowned film and television artist Ruhi Bano.

In his condolence message, he said Ruhi Bano was the most popular and fascinating artist of the country, who greatly influenced the public with her artistic skills.

She would always live in the hearts of her fans through wonderful characters she had played.

The minister prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the bereaved family to bear this loss with fortitude.

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Renowned actress Roohi Bano passes away

 

 

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Renowned actress Roohi Bano passes away

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ISTANBUL: Renowned actress Roohi Bano passed away in a hospital here today at the age of 67.

According to details, she was admitted to the hospital on 3rd of January and was on the ventilator since 15th. 

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