UNESCO Office in Islamabad


Resource Kit on Promoting Culture of Peace through Cultural Heritage

The Teacher Resource kit originally developed under the Norway funded project, "Mapping of Cultural Assets in KP and Punjab" has been revised, updated and reproduced with newly developed resource material for teachers under the fund of the inter-sectoral platform "Post Conflict and Post
Disaster" (PCPD). The revised kit aims to build the capacity of teachers and allow them to inculcate the concepts of tolerance and peaceful co-existence among the students. The interactive and inter-disciplinary approach that the kit has emphasized will help teachers and students in different disciplines to explore heritage in relation to legal framework, identity, tourism, environment and peace.
 Brochure - Promoting Culture of Peace through Cultural Heritage
 Introduction to Teachers Resource Kit
 Project Rohtas
 Project Shalamar
 Project Moenjodaro
 Project Taxila

UNESCO Promotes Respect for All Through Peace Education to Curb Extremism

Peshawar: To advocate the need of mainstreaming peace and human rights education, UNESCO recently organized an advocacy seminar to highlight issues to curb intolerance, extremism violence and instability through peace
education in the province. The Policy Dialogue was aimed to identify the gaps in the present curriculum and policy-making, in order to minimize violence. All participants; including Policy makers, educationists, and religious scholars agreed upon the need of Peace & Human Rights Education to enhance knowledge, skills; and to promote values associated with peaceful behaviors and attitudes. Read more...

International Seminar on Human Rights, Culture of Peace and Tolerance in an Era of Extremism

University of Gujrat organized an International Seminar on "Human Rights Culture of Peace & Tolerance in the Era of Extremism" in collaboration with UNESCO Islamabad and
International Peace Bureau, on January 24, 2012. Educationists, Scholars, political leaders and other speakers from civil society participated in the Seminar. Speakers expressed their views on the importance of peace and shared ideas on promoting a culture of peace and tolerance. Speakers included Ingeborg Bernies (co-president IPB and former Country Director of UNESCO Islamabad), Khuram Dastgeer (MNA), Asim Sajjaad (Lecturer QAU), Qamar Zaman Qaira (MNA), Hussain Naqi (Journalist), Mollana Madni(religious scholar), Shabir Hussain (Director UOG).

Dr. Kozue Kay Nagata, Country Director/Representative UNESCO Islamabad attended the Seminar as the Guest Speaker. "Promotion of a culture of peace is the expression of UNESCO's fundamental mandate, manifested in its education programme as well as across the programmes.", said Dr. Nagata in her address. She assured UNESCO's full support and commitment in initiatives from partners for the promotion of human rights, peace, justice and tolerance.

Seminar was followed by a visit to Art and Fashion Design Department, where projects of students were displayed and animated. In the end students from various departments presented a peace performance and Sufi Dance.