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Mariam Khalique, former teacher of Malala Yousafzai, talking about the barriers facing girls in Pakistans Swat Valley

A powerful testimony by Ms. Mariam Khalique, former teacher of the Pakistani schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai delivered at a meeting held by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)
in Geneva on 7 July. The meeting was a General Discussion on the Right to Education for Girls and Women aimed at kick starting the Committee's process of developing a "General Recommendation on girls'/women's right to education." Read more...

National Forum on Education and Disability under UNESCO's Global Action Week on Education for All held in Islamabad

Islamabad - 7 May 2014: UNESCO Islamabad in collaboration with UNICEF organized a National Forum on EFA at Hotel Marriott, Islamabad. This forum aimed at advocating for EFA by stimulating a debate on Article 25-A of the Constitution and
education sector financing in Pakistan. Read more...
 Video message of Director-General UNESCO Ms. Irina Bokova
 Press Release
 Press Clipping   Daily Times | Pakistan Today | Tribune | Mashaal Radio Report
 Advocacy Walk on Education for All - Education and Disability
 Advocacy Campaign on Power Radio FM-99

Sensitization on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), Peace and Social Cohesion in Khyber PakhtunKhwa & FATA

Peshawar - 18 March 2014: UNESCO in collaboration with the South Asian Center for International and Regional Studies (SACIRS) along with THAAP undertook a 6-Day's Teachers' Training and sensitization programme. Read more...
Press Clippings  Dawn | The News
Publications on Education for Sustainable Development
 Disaster Risk and Reduction & ESD
 Resource Material
 Teachers' Training Manual

UNESCO lauds effort for achieving MDGs

Islamabad - 29 January 2014: UNESCO Regional Director for Asia and Pacific, Gwang-Jo Kim appreciated Pakistan efforts towards achieving Millennium Development Goals. He was addressing on the occasion of the regional launch event of
the 11th Education for All Global Monitoring Report this year, Teaching and learning: Achieving quality for all, held in Islamabad. The event was attended by ministers and officials of the government of Pakistan, Afghanistan and other delegates and teachers from India, Bangladesh and representatives of the United Nations in Pakistan, civil society organizations, media and representatives of UNESCO.
 Press Release
 GMR Complete Report | GMR Summary Report
 Press Clippings  Business Recorder | Daily Times | Pakistan Today   Dawn | Radio Pakistan | The Nation | Tribune
 Video Interview at Radio Pakistan 

UNESCO support mainstreaming of girls' access to education in RAHA community

Islamabad - 29 January 2014: UNESCO Regional Director for Asia and Pacific, Gwang-Jo Kim emphasized the need for quality education to the students with improved educational facilities through well trained teachers. He expressed
these remarks on the occasion of Gender and Education Forum in Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas (RAHA) community organized by UNESCO Islamabad. The event was attended by representatives of UNESCO, UNHCR, UNDP, Embassy of Japan, civil society organizations and youth and women besides officials of the government.
 Press Release
 Press Clipping Statesman | The News

UNESCO support education and appreciate efforts for preservation of Gandharan culture

Islamabad - 30 January 2014: UNESCO Regional Director for Asia and Pacific, Gwang-Jo Kim on a one day tour reached Peshawar and attended various events. He expressed UNESCO support for the skills development programme
and barrier free access to learners with disabilities in non formal sector for youths residing in and around the Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas (RAHA II) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA. He appreciated the rich Gandhars culture which is well preserved by the Department of Culture, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during his visit to Peshawar Museum.
 Press Release
 Press Clipping Frontier Post | Pakistan Observer | The News | Business Recorder

National Conference on Teachers' Accreditation & Certification

Islamabad, 19 November 2013: United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and National Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (NACTE) organized a two-day National Conference on Teachers
Accreditation and Certification at the Allama Iqbal Open University in Islamabad. Read more...
 Press Release
 Press Clippings
  Tribune | The News | The Nation | Daily Times | Pak Oberver

"Innovating for Girls' Education" - the International Day of the Girl Child observed in Pakistan

Islamabad, 11 October 2013: The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations Children's Fund - (UNICEF) jointly hosted the Education Expo event in Islamabad. Read more...
 Press Release
 Press Clippings
  Daily Times | The Nation | App

World Teachers Day, 5 October 2013

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 2013 events had focused on the theme "A Call 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.

  One UN Statement on World Teachers Day
  Joint Message by UNESCO, ILO, UNICEF, UNDP, and Education
   International on World Teachers Day

  World Teachers' Day Poster
 Events on World Teachers' Day 2013
  Islamabad

National Seminar on Right to Education, Article 25-A

Islamabad, 3 September 2013: Pakistan has committed to achieve Six Education For All Goals envisaged in the Dakar Framework of Action, unanimously resolved by 166 counties and international community during April 2000. Provision
of free and compulsory primary education to all children is one of the six goals of Education For All. Commitment of Pakistan towards Education For All has been reflected and reaffirmed in all its policy documents, including National Education Policy of 2009. Read more...

International Literacy Day, 8 September 2013

UNESCO Islamabad is observing International Literacy Day in Pakistan. Current year's theme for ILD is "Literacies for the 21st Century". Like every year, UNESCO Islamabad is supporting various organizations including Federal and Provincial Governments (Departments of Literacy and Non-Formal Basic Education), and NGOs working for promotion of Literacy and NFBE in the provinces. Some 15-20 events are being organized by the stakeholders all over the country with UNESCO's support.
The events include advocacy campaigns, literacy walks, seminars, speeches and arts competitions, and seminars with the teachers' associations. About 10 events are being organized in the rural communities in order to mobilize the communities to send their young children (boys and girls) to schools.
 UN Secretary General Message on International Literacy Day
 DG UNESCO Message on International Literacy Day 2013
 UNESCO Islamabad Director's Message
 Press Release
 Events on International Literacy Day 2013
  Peshawar | Islamabad | Karachi | Sialkot | Bahawalpur | Quetta | Lahore | Muzaffargarh | Rahim Yar Khan

Launching of Audio-Visual Material on Early Childhood Education

Islamabad - 22 July 2013: UNESCO Islamabad launched Audio-Visual Material on Early Childhood Education. The material consists of 20 Instructional Videos on the themes selected from the National Curriculum for ECE, 2007.
These 20 videos are being used for the UNESCO's flagship pilot project with Ministry of Capital Administration and Development, Islamabad, entitled: "Capacity-Building of Rural Female ECE Teachers through Mobile Technologies". Read more...
 Press Release