Learning for Empathy*- A journey towards Peace and Interfaith Harmony

Peshawar, 21 October 2019: UNESCO Pakistan concluded a daylong meeting at Pearl Continental Hotel with key stakeholder from Provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training. The meeting was organized to discuss the
ongoing regional initiative of UNESCO "Learning for Empathy" based on capacity building of teachers and students for bringing peace, harmony and empathy in the society through education. Read more...

Launching of the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report 2019

November 22, 2018 - Islamabad: Following the global launch on 20th November 2018 in Germany, the 2019 GEM Report was launched in Islamabad on 22 November 2018 at Serena Hotel Islamabad. UNESCO Islamabad Office in collaboration with UNHCR hosted the launching ceremony, which was well attended by a wide range of stakeholders from education sector, development partners, media and civil society organisations. The theme of this year's GEM report is "Migration, displacement and education: Building bridges, not walls". Read more...

Interview on "Why contextualization is critical for Global Citizenship Education" under UNESCO APCEIU "meet the Global citizens" series

Girls' Right to Education Programme

UNESCO Islamabad office has been working on promotion of Girls' Education in most marginalized areas of Pakistan through its multi-year flagship programme titled, "Girls' Right to Education Programme in Pakistan (GREP)". Funded by multiple donors including the Government of Pakistan, the programme aims at improving access to, retention and quality of girls' primary education in most marginalized areas of Pakistan. For further update, refer to the following links.

 Programme at a glance
 Programme update
 Programme testimonials
 Truck Art - An Instrument of Advocacy

UNESCO SDG4 campaign in Urdu

Republic of Korea Gives Support to UNESCO's Programme for Girls' Education in Pakistan

The Republic of Korea has brought its support to UNESCO's Girls' Right to Education Programme in Pakistan with the signing of an agreement between UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay and the country's Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, Mr Lee Byong-hyun, on 23 March 2017 in Paris. Read more...

UNESCO Pakistan launches the 2017/8 Global Education Monitoring Report

UNESCO Islamabad, in collaboration with I-SAPS (Institute of Social and Policy Sciences) launched the GEM Report 2017/8 - "Accountability in education: meeting our commitments". The national launching ceremony held on 16 November 2017 which was followed by the global launch on 24 Oct 2017 in Mozambique. Ms. Vibeke Jensen, UNESCO Representative to Pakistan and Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman, Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training officially launched the report. Read more...
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 GEM Complete Report
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Truck Art - An Instrument of Advocacy

Pakistani "truck art" has become a global phenomenon, inspiring gallery exhibitions abroad and prompting art and craft vendors to sell flamboyant miniature pieces. For the truck drivers, the designs that turn decades-old vehicles into moving murals are often about local pride. Picking the right color or animal portrait is tougher than the countless hours spent on the road. One of the truck artist in Rawalpindi said, "The people of Malakand, South Waziristan and Kashmir region like portraits of mountains and different wild animals like eagle and lion and they are in a big demand". Read more...

100,000 out of school children in Pakistan the target of UNESCO-Education Above All Foundation initiative

Islamabad, 21 September 2017: The Education Above All Foundation (EAA), through its programme Educate A Child (EAC), and UNESCO have partnered on a programme to benefit 100,000 out-of-school children in Pakistan.

Through our partnership with EAA Foundation, the project will support the expansion of UNESCO's on-going cooperation with the Government of Pakistan on girlss education and focus on 14 remote districts with low primary school enrolment rates. Through advocacy and school improvement interventions, the project will work closely with parents, teachers and communities to enrol children, prevent dropout and improve learning. Read more...

UNESCO signed an agreement with Italian Government to support girls' right to education and safeguarding of cultural heritage through education in Pakistan

Islamabad, Thursday 7 September 2017: UNESCO Islamabad and the Government of Italy signed an agreement of approximately USD 1.7 million for a two-year project titled "Support to girls' right to education and safeguarding cultural heritage through education in Pakistan". H.E Stefano Pontecorvo, the Italian ambassador to Pakistan and Ms. Vibeke Jensen, UNESCO Director/ Representative signed the agreement in the presence of Mohammad Baligh-ur-Rehman, the Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training and Syed Junaid Akhlaq, the Additional Secretary, Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and Natural Heritage. Senior government officials, UN Officials and media representatives also marked the ceremony with their presence. Read more...
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Capacity Building Workshop for Education Officials - UNESCO and Government of Pakistan's Girls' Right to Education Programme in Pakistan

Islamabad 24-28 April 2017: As part of the Girls' Right to Education Program (GREP),UNESCO Islamabad, organized five-day Capacity Development workshop for government officials working in the project districts. 27 government officials (District education officers, assistant education officers and GREP focal persons)from all provinces and areas attended the workshop. Read more...

National workshop on Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship held in Islamabad

Islamabad, 18 February 2017: UNESCO Islamabad in collaboration with UNESCO Head Quarters and Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU), organized a three-day national workshop for education stakeholders to raise awareness and understanding on the concept of Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship Education. Aimed at ensuring that all learners are provided with the knowledge, attitudes and skills to promote sustainable development and global citizenship the workshop gathered representatives from the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, provincial/ area education officials, civil society organization, research institues, academia and youth. Read more...
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