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UNESCO, Pakistan Science Foundation and ECO Science Foundation commemorate the World Science Day under the theme 'Science for a Sustainable Development'

Islamabad - 11 November 2015: UNESCO Islamabad together with Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF) jointly organized an event on the occasion of World Science Day 2015 at the Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) headquarters in Islamabad. The theme for this years' was 'Science for a Sustainable Development'. The meeting aimed to create awareness on the importance of WSD and to encourage students towards scientific education and research and to provide them with a platform to share ideas between the scientists and students. Read more...
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Improving Girls' Primary Education - UNESCO and Government of Pakistan launched Girls' Right to Education Pogramme

Islamabad - 08 October 2015: To improve better access, quality and safe learning environments for girls in the hardest-to-reach areas of the country, UNESCO and the Government of Pakistan launched the Girls' Right to Education Programme for Pakistan worth 7 million USD. The programme aimed at enrolling 50,000 more girls in primary schools of remote areas over the next three years.

In this context, an official launching ceremony was held in Islamabad which was well attended by officials and representatives of the federal, provincial and area Governments of Pakistan, Parliamentarians, United Nations, Civil Society Organizations, Academia, Press and Development Partners. Mr. Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman, Minister of State for Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training was the Chief Guest at the inaugural occasion. Read more...
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Television talk show discussed open access to information and knowledge platforms for person with disabilities

Islamabad - 2 September 2015: To raise and promote awareness on access to information and knowledge platforms for persons with disabilities, UNESCO Islamabad together with Pakistan Television and Special Talent Exchange Programme (STEP) organized a morning talk show on PTV World. The purpose of the TV talk show is to highlight ways of making information and other online platform more accessible for persons with disabilities in Pakistan.

Ms. Vibeke Jensen, Representative/Director UNESCO Islamabad, Mr. Atif Sheikh, President, Special Talent Exchange Programme (STEP);, Mr. Amir Jahangir, CEO Mishal Pvt Limited; Ali Shabbar, Project Manager, STEP and Mr. Rizwan, Sign language expert participated in the live TV show. Read more...
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Digital Help Desk for female journalists set up as digital security workshop concludes

Islamabad - 21 August 2015: A digital safety Helpdesk to assist female journalists in media dealing with issues of digital security or online harassment has been set up at local media development organisation, Media
Matters for Democracy, MMfD, in Islamabad. The creation of digital security help desk has followed the conclusion of a series of two digital safety workshops, "Connected and Safe", organized by MMfD in collaboration with UNESCO Islamabad. 30 female journalists and bloggers from different print and electronic media participated in the training workshop. Read more...
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Strategic Strengthening of Flood Warning and Management Capacity Of Pakistan - Phase II

Lahore - 6/7 August 2015: Under the project, "Strategic Strengthening of Flood Warning and Management Capacity of Pakistan", International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM) under the auspices of UNESCO and
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has developed a model "Indus IFAS" and installed at FFD Lahore for operation in 2014. However, after 2014 floods in the Eastern rivers and in order to improve Indus-IFAS, there was a dire need to extend the Indus IFAS system to the tributary rivers of the Indus i.e. Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej. Read more...

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UNESCO and Disaster risk reduction

Working alone or in collaboration with both UN Agencies and other scientific entities, UNESCO has been a catalyst for international, inter-disciplinary cooperation in many aspects of disaster risk reduction.
By operating at the interface between natural and social sciences, education, culture and communication, UNESCO plays a vital role in constructing a global culture of resilient communities. Read more...

UNESCO organizes a training workshop on Man and Biosphere Programme

Kabul - 7 June 2015: UNESCO Offices in Afghanistan and Pakistan, in partnership with the National Environmental Protection Agency of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, ECO Science Foundation, IUCN Pakistan and the National MAB
Committee of Pakistan, held a training workshop with the Afghan National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) on the UNESCO's Man and Biosphere Programme in Kabul. Read more...

Planning Meeting for the Project "Extending Flood Warning and Management Capacity of Pakistan and Indus River Basin countries"

Islamabad - 4/5 May 2015: Two-day meeting was held in Islamabad between UNESCO and implementing partners in Pakistan to plan the implementation of the Government of Japan funded project 'Extending Flood
Warning and Management Capacity of Pakistan and Indus River Basin countries'. Senior officials from Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Federal Flood Commission (FFC), Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR), Peshawar University, University of Punjab, National University of Science and Technology (NUST) attend the meeting. Read more...

World Press Freedom Day 2015 commemorated in Islamabad

Islamabad - 4 May 2015: UNESCO and Media House Islamabad marked the World Press Freedom Day 2015 by organizing a debate on "Towards Better Reporting in Digital Age" under the global theme, Let Journalism Thrive!
Towards Better Reporting, Gender Equality, & Media Safety in the Digital Age. Read more...
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Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2015 launched in Islamabad

Islamabad, 22 April 2015: UNESCO Islamabad in collaboration with Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi and other partners organized national launching ceremony of the twelfth and final report of the Global Monitoring Report (GMR). The report is the final in the GMR series. Read more...
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