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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...
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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...

UNESCO signs landmark USD 2.8 million project with the Government of Punjab

A 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". Read more...

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