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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

Good Laws and Practices for Open Societies: Powering Sustainable Development with Access to Information

To mark the third international Day for Universal Access to Information, UNESCO jointly with the European Union, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Embassy of Sweden organized the IPDC talks in Islamabad on
September 27, 2018. The event engaged 115 participants from different walks of life. The event included talks and panel discussions on roles of free media, duty bearers and right holders in promoting access to information. Read more...

Improving the Educational Role of Hund, Chitral and Islamabad Museums

The SDC funded UNESCO project aims to enhance the Educational role of Hund, Chitral and Islamabad Museums. These museums are very rich in collection of antiquities and ethnological objects however; offer limited learning experience to the visitors. The project aims to build the capacity of these museums in improving the research, display and interpretation of the object through storytelling and engaging the visitors and schoolchildren in more interactive manner and offer a better learning experience. Another component of the museum focusses on building the capacity of Federal Department of Archaeology and Museums to improve the inventorying and information sharing on the objects lying with DOAM and Islamabad museum. The major deliverables of this component include the developing authentic information on the objects, 3D-documentation and inventorying of the objects, development of web portal and training of DOAM staff in sustaining the process.

Strengthening the Resilience of Kalasha Communities through protecting & Promoting their Cultural Heritage

UNESCO Islamabad, in collaboration with the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and in partnership with Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, has been working on a project aimed at strengthening resilience of Kalasha community in Chitral district through developing and promoting sustainable ecotourism. Kalasha people, inhabiting three beautiful valleys - Bomboret, Rumbur and Brir - have been adversely affected by forced conversions, decreased economic activity and underwhelming disaster risk management policies in the region. The project, currently completing its inception phase, intends to complement community-led capacity-building workshops and trainings with government-supported infrastructural changes that facilitates in regulating tourism and maximizing economic growth through heritage management.

Protection & Promotion of Cultural Heritage of Punjab for sustainable Tourism and Economic Growth

Another project has been signed by UNESCO and the Government of Punjab on the 19th of February, 2018 at Wazir Khan Mosque. With the financial support of the World Bank, under the Punjab Tourism for Economic Growth Project (PTEGP), UNESCO has signed the component of the "Protection and Promotion of Cultural Heritage of Punjab for Sustainable Tourism and Economic Growth". This Project aims to promote the effective management of tourism to cultural heritage sites of religious interest (Sikh, Buddhist, Hindu, and Muslim) through institutional reform, capacity building, a community-centred approach and developing the culture and creative industries surrounding the sites. The overall goal is to foster tolerance and peace by raising cultural awareness and respect for diversity through community outreach and education. The selected sites include: Mankiala Stupa; Katas Raj Temples; Rohri Sahib; Sacha Sauda sahib; Darbar sahib; Uch Sharif Monument Complex; Lahore Museum and Taxila Museum.

Discharge and Sediment transport assessment on Barito River, Banjarmasin, Indonesia by river engineers from Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and Indonesia

24-27 July 2018: As a response to the 2010 devastating floods in Pakistan, UNESCO in cooperation with the Government of Japan has started a major project, "Strategic strengthening of flood Warning & Management Capacity of Pakistan" from July 2011 to September 2014 for improving the flood forecasting and early warning system of the country. Read more...

Training Workshop on "Flood Management through Flood Early Warning and Forecasting System"

Islamabad 26-28 June 2018: UNESCO and Centre for Disaster Preparedness Management (CDPM) jointly organized a three-day training workshop on "Flood Management through Flood Early Warning and Forecasting System" under UNESCO's "Strategic Strengthening of Flood Early Warning and Management Capacity of Pakistan-phase-II" Project launched in March 2015 in cooperation with the Government of Japan.

DRR experts from NDMA, NIDM, PCRWR, Academia, Provincial and District Disaster Management Authorities of AJK, FATA, Sindh, Balochistan and Punjab provinces attended the training workshop. Read more...

UNESCO Builds Human Resource Capacity on Flood Management

Islamabad 2-4 May 2018: A three-day training workshop on "Flood Management through Flood Early Warning and Forecasting System" was jointly organized by UNESCO and Centre for Disaster Preparedness Management (CDPM). The workshop was part of UNESCO's "Strategic Strengthening of Flood Early Warning and Management Capacity of Pakistan-phase-II" Project which was launched in March 2015 in cooperation with the Government of Japan. Read more...

Press Freedom and trustworthy information keeps power in check and preserves democratic processes

Islamabad 3 May 2018: To mark the 2018 World Press Freedom Day, UNESCO Pakistan jointly with the European Union, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Embassy of Sweden organized the World Press Freedom Day celebration in Islamabad.

The event engaged 70 participants including university students, journalists and media workers, civil society organizations, government officials, UN counterparts and representatives of international community in a discussion on importance of a free and independent media. The main segment of the event were debates held on subthemes of online speech regulation and the role of social media in the times of elections. Read more...

UNESCO and SAWCRI Encourages Community Participation and Training for Better Watershed Management

Islamabad 1-2 May 2018: A two-day international workshop on "Collective Community Action for Eco-Watershed Mitigation to Floods and Drought" was jointly organized by UNESCO and Soil and Water Conservation Research Institute (SAWCRI), in Islamabad. The workshop was part of UNESCO's "Strategic Strengthening of Flood Warning and Management Capacity of Pakistan - Phase II" Project, which was launched in March 2015 in cooperation with the Government of Japan. Read more...
 Press clipping: Dawn

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...

Pakistan launch of UNESCO's 'World Trends Report'

Lahore 27 February 2018: The second global edition of UNESCO's "World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development" was launched on 27 February at the University of the Punjab, Lahore.

The event "World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development: A Pakistani Perspective on UNESCO Report" was co-organized by the University's Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) and by the Journalism and Media International Center (JMIC) at the Oslo Metropolitan University. Read more...

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