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UNESCO and Pakistan Science Foundation organized Sixth SACAM Network Meeting in Islamabad

Islamabad - 5 December 2014: UNESCO Islamabad in collaboration with Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) organized, sixth meeting of the South and Central Asia Man and Biosphere Network (SACAM) on Impact of Climate Change on Natural
The meeting aimed at enhancing the sharing of knowledge sharing and best practices to address issues related to the impact of climate change on weather, economies, agriculture, wetlands, biodiversity, natural resources and ecosystems. Read more...
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 Press Clipping   Daily Times | Aaj TV | Channel 24 | Technology Times

Media sensitization workshop on Enabling Universal Access to Information and Knowledge, call for policies and legislation for persons with disabilities

Islamabad, 24 October 2014: The workshop was organized by UNESCO Islamabad in collaboration with Special Talent Exchange Programme (STEP), a Pakistani disabled persons organization. The workshop was attended by more than 50 media practitioners, representatives and officials of civil society organizations, Government, and the United Nations. Read more...
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Investing in quality education and teachers crucial to progress and a better society

Islamabad - 2 October 2014: UNESCO, UNICEF, ILO and WFP, in collaboration with the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, Government of Pakistan organized a conference here in Islamabad to mark
World Teachers' Day 2014. This year's theme for the Day is "Invest in the future, invest in teachers". In relation to the importance of this observance, the Pakistan Education for All (EFA) Review Report 2015 was also launched during the conference. Read more...
 Joint message on World Teachers' Day
 Press Release
 Press Clipping   Pakistan Today | The Nation | The News | Frontier Post

Education is the best investment for sustainable development

Islamabad - 10 September 2014: To fully tap the potential of higher education institutions to meet the present and future needs of Pakistan and make sure the higher education is on track towards sustainable development, COMSATS
Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) in collaboration with UNESCO Islamabad, British Council Pakistan and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) organized an event in Islamabad.
The event, "The World Beyond 2015: Is Higher Education Ready?" brought together experts who shared their opinions and recommendations in regards to the challenges and role of higher education with special reference to the Post-2015 development agenda. Read more...

Literacy is integral to achieving all development goals

Can you imagine looking at this article and not being able to read it? For those of us who learned to read and write at an early age, reading and writing are very much a part of our daily lives. However, for 53 percent of Pakistani women and 28 percent of Pakistani men over the age of 15 (UNESCO projections for 2015), information that we take for granted is not readily accessible.

Every year on 8 September International Literacy Day is observed throughout the world. Two of the Education for All (EFA) goals adopted in 2000 and to be achieved by 2015, focus on literacy. Goal 4includes "Achieving a 50 per cent improvement in levels of adult literacy by 2015, especially for women" and Goal 6 has to do with quality of education and achievement of measurable learning outcomes, especially in literacy, numeracy and essential life skills. Read more...
 DG Message on International Literacy Day
 Infographic 2014

United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security project launched for the conflict stricken area of D.I.Khan

Islamabad - 29 May 2014: To improve human security by fostering peace and multi-sectoral development initiatives, UNESCO Islamabad launched the Trust Fund for Human Security (TFHS) Project in Islamabad.
The initiative is part of the One UN Programme II (2013-2017) for Pakistan. The project will be implemented over a period of two years with cost of USD 2.1 million in Union Council Musazai Sharif of D.I.Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Read more...

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...
 President of Pakistan Mr. Mamnoon Hussain conferred Hilal-i-Pakistan to Director General UNESCO
 UNESCO and Pakistan's Education Ministry launches Malala Funds-in-Trust
 Exclusive interview on PTV News and PTV World
 DG UNESCO met senior officials and representatives of the government, UN, civil society organizations in Islamabad
 Ms. Irina Bokova lauded efforts for the preservation, protection and promotion of natural heritages of Pakistan
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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

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
 Press Clippings  Business Recorder | Daily Times | Pakistan Today   Dawn | Radio Pakistan | The Nation | Tribune
 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

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