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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...
 Press Release, UNESCO Pakistan Tweets, Radio Report
 Press Clipping   Daily Times | Tribune | Dawn | The Nation | Channel 24 | Pakistan Press Foundation
 Freedom of Expression in Pakistan, a continue struggle

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.

The Report, Education for All, highlighted a definitive assessment of overall achievements and challenges from 2000-2015, by analyzing each of the six EFA goals agreed by governments in Dakar, Senegal, in 2000.

The launching ceremony of the GMR was held in Islamabad and attended by the Minister of State for Education, Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Trainings, Representative and Director UNESCO Islamabad, Director Programs Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi, and other representatives and officials of the Government of Pakistan, civil society organizations, United Nations, academia and media. Read more...
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Government of Japan and UNESCO signed an agreement of $ 4.05 million for strengthening flood warning system in Pakistan

Islamabad - 10 March 2015: To further improve the flood warning and management capacity of the Government of Pakistan, the Government of Japan and UNESCO agreed to implement second phase of the flood warning system in
Pakistan. The project signing ceremony was held in Islamabad and was attended by H.E. Mr. Kazuyuki Nakane, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, Mr. Takashi Katae, Charges d'Affaires ad interim of Japan to Pakistan and Mr. Mitsuyoshi Kawasaki, Chief Representative of JICA Pakistan Office along with Representative/ Director of UNESCO Islamabad, Ms. Vibeke Jensen. Read more...
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UNESCO Islamabad and World Radio Day celebrations in Pakistan

Efforts to recognize the importance of Youth and Radio marked on the occasion of fourth anniversary of World Radio Day in Pakistan
Radio for youth- radio with youth and radio by youth, discussions unfolded to UNESCO call for greater participation of young people in radio

Islamabad, 13 February 2015: To mark the fourth commemoration of World Radio Day 2015, UNESCO Islamabad in collaboration with Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (Radio Pakistan) and Institute of Educational Technology, Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) organized different events in Islamabad. These includes Talk show, dialogue and panel discussion.
 Exclusive Interview of Ms. Irina Bokova, DG UNESCO
 Panel discussion: Significance of Radio in Globalized World and Empowering Youth through Radio
 Dialogue organized by Institute of Educational Technology (AIOU) and UNESCO

Experts call for devising effective strategies and roadmap for engineering qualification standardization in Pakistan and the Asia-Pacific Region

Islamabad - 10 January 2015: UNESCO Islamabad and Jakarta Offices organized a national dialogue and international meeting aimed at Developing a Roadmap on Engineering Qualification Standardization. The two day event was organized
in Islamabad in partnership with the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), the International Science, Technology and Innovation Center for South-South Cooperation, under the auspices of UNESCO (ISTIC), the Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and the Pacific (FEIAP) and Economic Cooperation Organization Science Foundation (ECOSF). Read more...
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UNESCO and Pakistan Science Foundation organized Sixth SACAM Network Meeting in Islamabad

Islamabad - 5 December 2014: UNESCO Islamabad in collaboration with Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) organized, sixth meeting of the South and Central Asia Man and Biosphere Network (SACAM) on Impact of Climate Change on Natural
The meeting aimed at enhancing the sharing of knowledge sharing and best practices to address issues related to the impact of climate change on weather, economies, agriculture, wetlands, biodiversity, natural resources and ecosystems. Read more...
 Press Release
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Media sensitization workshop on Enabling Universal Access to Information and Knowledge, call for policies and legislation for persons with disabilities

Islamabad, 24 October 2014: The workshop was organized by UNESCO Islamabad in collaboration with Special Talent Exchange Programme (STEP), a Pakistani disabled persons organization. The workshop was attended by more than 50 media practitioners, representatives and officials of civil society organizations, Government, and the United Nations. Read more...
 Press Release
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Investing in quality education and teachers crucial to progress and a better society

Islamabad - 2 October 2014: UNESCO, UNICEF, ILO and WFP, in collaboration with the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, Government of Pakistan organized a conference here in Islamabad to mark
World Teachers' Day 2014. This year's theme for the Day is "Invest in the future, invest in teachers". In relation to the importance of this observance, the Pakistan Education for All (EFA) Review Report 2015 was also launched during the conference. Read more...
 Joint message on World Teachers' Day
 Press Release
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Education is the best investment for sustainable development

Islamabad - 10 September 2014: To fully tap the potential of higher education institutions to meet the present and future needs of Pakistan and make sure the higher education is on track towards sustainable development, COMSATS
Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) in collaboration with UNESCO Islamabad, British Council Pakistan and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) organized an event in Islamabad.
The event, "The World Beyond 2015: Is Higher Education Ready?" brought together experts who shared their opinions and recommendations in regards to the challenges and role of higher education with special reference to the Post-2015 development agenda. Read more...

Literacy is integral to achieving all development goals

Can you imagine looking at this article and not being able to read it? For those of us who learned to read and write at an early age, reading and writing are very much a part of our daily lives. However, for 53 percent of Pakistani women and 28 percent of Pakistani men over the age of 15 (UNESCO projections for 2015), information that we take for granted is not readily accessible.

Every year on 8 September International Literacy Day is observed throughout the world. Two of the Education for All (EFA) goals adopted in 2000 and to be achieved by 2015, focus on literacy. Goal 4includes "Achieving a 50 per cent improvement in levels of adult literacy by 2015, especially for women" and Goal 6 has to do with quality of education and achievement of measurable learning outcomes, especially in literacy, numeracy and essential life skills. Read more...
 DG Message on International Literacy Day
 Infographic 2014

United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security project launched for the conflict stricken area of D.I.Khan

Islamabad - 29 May 2014: To improve human security by fostering peace and multi-sectoral development initiatives, UNESCO Islamabad launched the Trust Fund for Human Security (TFHS) Project in Islamabad.
The initiative is part of the One UN Programme II (2013-2017) for Pakistan. The project will be implemented over a period of two years with cost of USD 2.1 million in Union Council Musazai Sharif of D.I.Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Read more...

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