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UNESCO is assisting the Government of Pakistan to develop reliable flood early warning system of Pakistan

Islamabad - 21 December 2015: A two-day international workshop titled 'Meaning and Characterizing River Morphology for Hindcasting and Forecasting River Responses to Major Floods' was jointly organized by UNESCO, PCRWR and PMD aimed at setting up a common understanding and direction for river modelling data requirements, from acquisition and measurement methods to effective use in river floods simulations which will be extended from Indus IFAS system to the tributary rivers of the Indus i.e. Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej. This international workshop is part of phase-II of UNESCO's "Strategic Strengthening of Flood Early Warning and Management Capacity of Pakistan" Project, which was launched in March 2015, worth USD 4.05 million. Read more...

Pakistan to lead Accreditation of Engineering Qualifications through FEIAP

Islamabad - 17 December 2015: A meeting was held at Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) to proclaim Pakistan's Membership in FEIAP and to explore the prospects of Central Asian and African countries to adopt FEIAP engineering qualification standards under UNESCO-FEIAP partnership. Meeting was attended by UNESCO Regional Director for Science, Dr. Shahbaz Khan, Chairman PEC, Engr. Jawed Salim Qureshi, President ECO Science Foundation, Dr. Manzoor Soomro and Honorable Ambassador of Tajikistan, H.E. Sherali Jononov. Wide segment of media was also present at the meeting and meeting was followed by a press briefing. 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.
 Press Release
 Resource material:   Incheon DeclarationFramework for Action Education 2030Mainstreaming the 2030 AgendaNew Delhi AgreementNext steps - APMED 2030 Outcome

3rd Meeting of National MAB Committee of Pakistan

Islamabad - 10 December 2015: UNESCO Islamabad and Pakistan Science Foundation/ National MAB Secretariat jointly organized 3rd Meeting of National MAB Committee of Pakistan at Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) Head Quarters. The meeting was chaired by
Mr. Fazal Abbas Mekan, Federal Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST)/ Chairman National MAB Committee-Pakistan, and attended by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, Chairman PSF/ Co-Chairman of the Committee, Prof. Dr. Manzoor H. Soomro, President of ECO Science Foundation and Ms. Vibeke Jensen , Representative of UNESCO in Pakistan, as well as MAB National Committee members representing Forest and Wildlife Departments of all the provinces, Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Ministry of Climate Change, MoST, UNESCO, PMNH, IUCN and WWF-Pakistan and Pakistan National Commission for UNESCO were also present at the meeting. Read more...

3-day Training Workshop on Updating and Harmonizing the National Tentative List of Cultural, Natural and Mixed Heritage Sites of Pakistan

Islamabad, 3-5 December 2015: UNESCO office Islamabad in collaboration with Federal Directorate of Archaeology and Museums and with support from UNESCO Tehran (Cluster Office) organize a 3-day Training Workshop to prepare and finalize the list of potential Cultural, Natural and Mixed Heritage Sites of Pakistan for inscription on the World Heritage List of UNESCO. The workshop also focused on capacity building of the stakeholders on World Heritage protection and management. Read more...
 Press Clipping   Associate press of Pakistan | Tribune | The News

International Conference "Step towards Tsunami Resilience"

Karachi - 28 November 2015: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Islamabad and Jakarta, NED University of Engineering and Technology (NED-UET) and OXFAM Pakistan, joined hands together, to commemorate 70 years of 1945 Markran Tsunami, to raise awareness among the public regarding natural disasters and their preparedness, with specific reference to Tsunami hazards. Read more...
 Karachi Declaration on Tsunami Resilience Initiatives

Post audit of flood forecasting models (Phase-I) and charting of future collaborations (Phase-II)

Jakarta 20-21 November 2015: The two-day international partners technical meeting on "Post audit of flood forecasting models (Phase-I) and charting of future collaborations (Phase-II)" organized by UNESCO Jakarta at GrandKemang Hotel Jakarta, aimed to post audit of flood forecasting models (IFAS & RRI), coordinate and schedule phase II outputs, events and workshop between all implementing partners and UNESCO.. Read more...

Improving Girls' Primary Education - UNESCO and Government of Pakistan launched Girls' Right to Education Pogramme

Islamabad - 08 October 2015: To improve better access, quality and safe learning environments for girls in the hardest-to-reach areas of the country, UNESCO and the Government of Pakistan launched the Girls' Right to Education Programme for Pakistan worth 7 million USD. The programme aimed at enrolling 50,000 more girls in primary schools of remote areas over the next three years.

In this context, an official launching ceremony was held in Islamabad which was well attended by officials and representatives of the federal, provincial and area Governments of Pakistan, Parliamentarians, United Nations, Civil Society Organizations, Academia, Press and Development Partners. Mr. Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman, Minister of State for Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training was the Chief Guest at the inaugural occasion. Read more...
 Press Release
 Press Clipping   The Nation | Dawn | Tribune | The News

Television talk show discussed open access to information and knowledge platforms for person with disabilities

Islamabad - 2 September 2015: To raise and promote awareness on access to information and knowledge platforms for persons with disabilities, UNESCO Islamabad together with Pakistan Television and Special Talent Exchange Programme (STEP) organized a morning talk show on PTV World. The purpose of the TV talk show is to highlight ways of making information and other online platform more accessible for persons with disabilities in Pakistan.

Ms. Vibeke Jensen, Representative/Director UNESCO Islamabad, Mr. Atif Sheikh, President, Special Talent Exchange Programme (STEP);, Mr. Amir Jahangir, CEO Mishal Pvt Limited; Ali Shabbar, Project Manager, STEP and Mr. Rizwan, Sign language expert participated in the live TV show. Read more...
World This Morning - Effective communication with people with disabilities

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