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
|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...|
|Islamabad - 2 June 2014: UNESCO Islamabad and the Ministry of Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education, hosted separate farewell receptions in the honor of departing Country Director/Representative for UNESCO Islamabad, Dr. Kozue Kay Nagata.|
|An official reception was organized by UNESCO Islamabad at Serena Hotel and was attended by representatives of the United Nations, civil society organizations, donor's agencies and foreign missions, and Government Officials. The participants lauded the efforts of Dr. Nagata during her over three year stay in Pakistan as Director UNESCO. Read more...|
|Islamabad - 7 May 2014: UNESCO Islamabad in collaboration with UNICEF organized a National Forum on EFA at Hotel Marriott, Islamabad. This forum aimed at advocating for EFA by stimulating a debate on Article 25-A of the Constitution and|
education sector financing in Pakistan. The event was attended by representative of Government entities, parliamentarians, researchers, civil society organizations, academia and educational institutions. Read more...
Video message of Director-General UNESCO Ms. Irina Bokova
Press Clipping Daily Times | Pakistan Today | Tribune | Mashaal Radio Report
Advocacy Walk on Education for All - Education and Disability
Advocacy Campaign on Power Radio FM-99
|Islamabad, 03 May 2014: The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) organized an event to commemorate the World Press Freedom Day at Islamabad. This year the main theme of the World Press Freedom|
Day was Media Freedom for a Better Future: Shaping the Post-2015 Development Agenda with the sub theme "Rule of Law to Ensure Safety of Journalists and Combating Impunity". Read more...
UNESCO, UNIC and RIPHAH International University celebrated World Press Freedom Day in Islamabad
Joint Message from Mr Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations and Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO
DG UNESCO video message on World Press Freedom Day 2014
Power Radio FM 99 Report
Press Clippings Daily Times | The Nation | The News | Tribune | Voice of America & Secretary Interview | The Hindu
|Islamabad - 11 February 2014: UNESCO Director-General, Ms. Irina Bokova who arrived in Islamabad on Wednesday, February 5th 2014 as a state guest concluded her visit on February 7th. Upon her arrival she was received by Mrs. Saira Afzal Tarar,|
State Minister Health, Mr. Khalid Hanif, Additional Secretary at Ministry of Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education, Dr. Kozue Kay Nagata, Country Director UNESCO Islamabad and other key officials and staff. Read more...
President of Pakistan Mr. Mamnoon Hussain conferred Hilal-i-Pakistan to Director General UNESCO
UNESCO and Pakistan's Education Ministry launches Malala Funds-in-Trust
Exclusive interview on PTV News and PTV World
DG UNESCO met senior officials and representatives of the government, UN, civil society organizations in Islamabad
Ms. Irina Bokova lauded efforts for the preservation, protection and promotion of natural heritages of Pakistan
President conferred Hilal-i-Pakistan to UNESCO's DG
Malala Funds launched in-Trust for Girls' Education
DG visits Taxila, Pakistan World Heritage Site and Lok Virsa
Press Clipping PTV News
DG Interview with Radio Pakistan
|Islamabad - 29 January 2014: UNESCO Regional Director for Asia and Pacific, Gwang-Jo Kim appreciated Pakistan efforts towards achieving Millennium Development Goals. He was addressing on the occasion of the regional launch event of|
the 11th Education for All Global Monitoring Report this year, Teaching and learning: Achieving quality for all, held in Islamabad. The event was attended by ministers and officials of the government of Pakistan, Afghanistan and other delegates and teachers from India, Bangladesh and representatives of the United Nations in Pakistan, civil society organizations, media and representatives of UNESCO.
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Panel Discussion on GMR with UNESCO Regional and Country Director at Diplomatic Enclave on PTV World English
|Islamabad - 1st February 2014: UNESCO Regional Director for Asia and Pacific, Gwang- Jo Kim's four day mission to Pakistan concluded on Friday. During his visit, Gwang-Jo Kim met important government and|
UN officials, and attended several events and programmes. Read more...
UNESCO lauds effort for achieving MDGs
UNESCO support mainstreaming of girls' access to education in
UNESCO support education and appreciate efforts for preservation of
UNESCO support government initiatives for protection and promotion of
cultural heritages of Pakistan
|08-09-2014||Message by Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of the International Literacy Day|
|12-08-2014||Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of the International Youth Day|
|09-08-2014||Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of International Day of the World's Indigenous People|