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Director General UNESCO, Ms. Irina Bokova paid two day state guest visit to Pakistan

Islamabad - 11 February 2014: UNESCO Director-General, Ms. Irina Bokova who arrived in Islamabad on Wednesday, February 5th 2014 as a state guest concluded her visit on February 7th. Upon her arrival she was received by Mrs. Saira Afzal Tarar,
State Minister Health, Mr. Khalid Hanif, Additional Secretary at Ministry of Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education, Dr. Kozue Kay Nagata, Country Director UNESCO Islamabad and other key officials and staff. Read more...
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 President conferred Hilal-i-Pakistan to UNESCO's DG
 Malala Funds launched in-Trust for Girls' Education
 DG visits Taxila, Pakistan World Heritage Site and Lok Virsa
 Press Clipping PTV News
 DG Interview with Radio Pakistan

President of Pakistan Mr. Mamnoon Hussain conferred Hilal-i-Pakistan to Director General UNESCO Ms. Irina Bokova

Islamabad - 6 February 2014: President Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Mr. Mamnoon Hussain conferred on Thursday 6 February, Pakistan's highest civil award Hilal-i-Pakistan upon Ms. Irina Bokova, Director General, UNESCO at a special meeting held at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.
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UNESCO and Pakistan's Education Ministry launches Malala Funds-in-Trust

Islamabad - 6 February 2014: UNESCO's Director General, Ms. Irina Bokova called on State Minister Education of the Ministry of Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education, Mr. Balig-ur-Rehman and other senior officials of the
Ministry on Thursday. On this occasion Ms. Bokova and Mr. Balig-ur-Rehman signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the Malala Funds-IN-TRUST for Girls' Right to Education which aimed at expanding and improving education and safe environment for all children in Pakistan particularly girls specially in remote areas of the country. Read more...
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DG UNESCO exclusive interview on PTV News and PTV World

Islamabad - 6/7 February 2014: The Director General UNESCO, Ms. Irina Bokova appeared during an exclusive interview on the state televisions, PTV News and Guest in Town programme on PTV World English. The interview drew upon attention on
comprehensive range of thematic areas and responses from the DG UNESCO including mandate of the UNESCO with particular focus to Pakistan, key focus areas and priorities after her second term election as DG UNESCO for Pakistan and globally, priority issues in agenda after 2015 post MDGs (Millennium Development Goals) development framework, signing of two MOUs related to education, UNESCO role in promoting education, women rights and cultural heritages, challenges for Pakistan and UNESCO role, sharing of personal experiences including her perspective on gender stereotypes as the first women head of UNESCO and UNESCO's role in championing issues related to gender equality and women empowerment and her sentiments about the conferment of Hilal-i-Pakistan in recognition of her services for the Pakistan through UNESCO platform.
 Exclusive Interview on PTV News and PTV World

DG UNESCO, Ms. Irina Bokova met senior officials and representatives of the government, UN, civil society organizations in Islamabad

Islamabad - 6/7 February 2014: Director General UNESCO, Ms. Irina Bokova as part of her state visit to Pakistan met with the Country Team of the United Nations in Pakistan. The UN Resident Coordinator, Mr. Timmo Pakala welcoming
Ms. Bokova highlighted the various efforts and activities under the ONE UN Programme and acknowledged UNESCO's contribution in various joint initiatives particularly in the education sector. Read more...
 DG Highlights Science-Policy-Sustainable Development Nexus
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DG UNESCO Ms. Irina Bokova lauded efforts for the preservation, protection and promotion of natural heritages of Pakistan

Islamabad - 7 February 2014: UNESCO Director General, Ms. Irina Bokova together with State Minister Education, Mr. Baligur-ur-Rehman and Country Director UNESCO, Dr. Kozue Kay Nagata visited historical sites of Taxila.
She was received by Dr. Saleem Ul Haq, Director Archaeology Punjab and Abdul Nasir, Curator Taxila Museum. The Director Taxila Museum gave Ms. Bokova a guided tour of the Museum. At this occasion, Ms. Bokova inquired about the specifics of the sculptures and other objects dating back to Gandhara period. Read more...
  DG UNESCO interview with APP at Taxila
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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.
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 GMR Complete Report | GMR Summary Report
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 Panel Discussion on GMR with UNESCO Regional and Country Director at Diplomatic Enclave on PTV World English

Four day visit of Regional Director UNESCO to Pakistan

Islamabad - 1st February 2014: UNESCO Regional Director for Asia and Pacific, Gwang- Jo Kim's four day mission to Pakistan concluded on Friday. During his visit, Gwang-Jo Kim met important government and
UN officials, and attended several events and programmes.
 UNESCO lauds effort for achieving MDGs
 UNESCO support mainstreaming of girls' access to education in
   RAHA community

 UNESCO support education and appreciate efforts for preservation of
   Gandharan culture

 UNESCO support government initiatives for protection and promotion of
   cultural heritages of Pakistan

UNESCO head visits for goodwill event at street school in Islamabad

Islamabad, 19 December 2013: To show solidarity and goodwill with students of the open air street schools in Islamabad, Country Director/Representative, UNESCO, Dr. Kozue Kay Nagata and Secretary General of Pakistan
National Commission for UNESCO, Amna Imran Khan visited Master Ayub's school in F-6, Islamabad. Read more...
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Multi stakeholder's consultation seminar on Breast Cancer Awareness

Islamabad, 30 October 2013: UNESCO Islamabad in collaboration with UNWOMEN and United Nations Resident Coordinator's Office organized a Multi-Stakeholders Consultation on the Breast Cancer Awareness Month at
Serena Hotel, Islamabad.
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