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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UNESCO Pakistan launches the 2016 Global Education Monitoring Report

UNESCO Pakistan in collaboration with UNICEF and other UN partners in Islamabad unveiled the 2016 GEM Report, entitled "Education for People and Planet: Creating Sustainable Future for All". The national launching ceremony is followed by the global launch on 6 September 2016 at UNESCO HQ in Paris.

The 2016 GEM Report was formally presented by UNESCO Representative to Pakistan, Ms. Vibeke Jensen to Mr. Baligh-ur-Rehman, Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training. Ms. Angela Kearney, UNICEF Representative to Pakistan and Ms. Razina Alam Khan, Chairperson, National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) were also present at the presentation ceremony. A large audience including officials of the government of Pakistan and representatives from government, development partners, civil society, academia and media also attended the launching ceremony. Read more...

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Sustainable Development Goal-4

UNESCO, UNICEF, Federal Ministry of Education and Professional Training, Provincial Ministries of Education launched successful consultations.

Four consultations were held in four cities in Pakistan (Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar) within the framework of the global SDG-4 and its targets which aim at ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all. The workshops were drawn upon the Framework For Action (FFA) Education 2030 adopted in November 2015 by UNESCO Member States that aims at supporting all countries to realize their own vision and ambitions for education. Read more...

National Consultation held for sensitization of stakeholders on SDG-4/ Education 2030

Islamabad - 15 December 2015: UNESCO Islamabad, UNICEF and the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, Government of Pakistan jointly organized the first national consultation workshop on Sustainable Development Goal - 4 (SDG) "the Education 2030 Agenda" in Islamabad. The workshop aimed at developing a common understanding on SDG-4 and devising a roadmap and effective strategies for attainment of quality education and goals set for 2030 which were adopted at the World Education Summit in May 2015 in Incheon Republic of Korea this year.
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 Resource material:   Incheon DeclatationFramework for Action Education 2030Mainstreaming the 2030 AgendaNew Delhi AgreementNext steps - APMED 2030 Outcome