UNESCO Office in Islamabad


Mr. Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister of UK and Special Envoy of United Nations Secretary General visited Pakistan to promote Girls' Education

Former UK Prime Minister and Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary General for Global Education, Mr. Gordon Brown was called on by the President of Pakistan on 9th November, 2012. Mr. Gordon Brown is on a visit to Pakistan to promote Girls' Right to Courtesy to Associated press of Pakistan
Education. The President of Pakistan reiterated that government of Pakistan has accorded high priority to the promotion of education in the country especially in the militancy hit areas as a long term tool to fight militant mindset. He underscored that this mindset was our biggest collective enemy. Read more...
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UNESCO Applauds Parliament on Approval of Right to Education Bill

Achieving an important milestone of "Education for All (EFA)", UNESCO organized a special event to acknowledge the commitment of parliamentarians, civil society organizations and educationists for the "Right to Free and Compulsory Education
Bill 2012", passed in National Assembly of Pakistan for Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT). Read more...
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UNESCO and UNGEI Reaffirm Commitment to Girls' Right to Education in Pakistan

UNESCO under the umbrella of United Nations Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI) organized a special seminar in Islamabad on 23rd October 2012, to reaffirm the commitment to Girls' Right to Education in Pakistan. UNGEI is a
flagship for girls' education. It serves as a principal movement to narrow the gender gap in primary and secondary education and to ensure the right to education and gender equality for all children, girls and boys alike. Read more...
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UNESCO Pakistan Launched the 2012 EFA Global Monitoring Report: Youth & Skills

The tenth Global Monitoring Report was launched in Islamabad recognizing the commitment to invest in Youth and Skills. The event saw a large number of participants from not only other United Nations agencies, but also from civil society. With NGOs,
working for Education and Skills, and Media were the forefronts' of the event. Read more...
 GMR Complete Report | Summary Report
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  News Tribe | Pakistan Today | Tribune | Voice of America
 GMR Launch in Punjab | GMR Launch in Sindh

World Teachers Day, 5 October 2012

World Teachers' Day was held on 5 October to celebrate the essential role of teachers in providing quality education at all levels. It also commemorates the anniversary of the 1966 signature of the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers. The 2012 events had focused on the theme "Take a stand for teachers!".

On the occasion of World Teacher's day, UNESCO urged the government and society to stand and support teachers for their continuous development,
professional competencies and lifelong learning, bringing social, economic and intellectual development to the nation.

  Joint Message by UNESCO, UNDP, UNICEF, ILO and Education
   International on World Teachers Day En | Ur
  World Teachers' Day Poster
 Events on World Teachers' Day 2012
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International Literacy Day, 8 September 2012

International Literacy Day is celebrated each year on 8th September. Since 1966, UNESCO has been supporting and leading the observance of International Literacy Day with a view to reminding the international community that literacy is a human right and the foundation of all learning. The focus of 2012 International Literacy Day is "Literacy and Peace". This theme could not be more timely and relevant to the Pakistani context. The need for having a Culture of Peace within communities in Pakistan has become an emerging challenge now-a-days.
 Secretary General Message on International Literacy Day
 UNESCO DG Message on International Literacy Day 2012 En | Ur
 UNESCO Islamabad Director's Message En | Ur
 Notes on Literacy and Peace
 Media Monitoring by UNIC
 Radio Programme on ILD, 2012 at Islamabad FM Channels
 Events on International Literacy Day 2012
  Karachi | Peshawar | Bahawalpur | Lahore | Shaheed Banazirabad |    Balochistan
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