Multi-national workshop for unraveling the 1945 Makran Tusunmai event concluded in Islamabad

Islamabad - 18 June 2014: To enhance understanding of tsunami generation, propagation and inundation, a five day workshop held in Islamabad for unraveling the chain of events of the 1945 Makran Tsunami event from 26 May, 2014 till 30 May, 2014. The workshop was held with close coordination of UNESCO Islamabad Office, UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and United States Geological Survey (USGS). Key aspect of the workshop was collection of the historical evidences and eye witness accounts of the 1945 Markran Tsunami in Pakistan, India, Iran and Oman by an international, Pakistani led team of experts. Read more...

UNESCO's Director paid visit to the Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore

Lahore - 10 April 2014: As part of the official mission, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Country Director/ Representative, Dr. Kozue Kay Nagata paid special visit to the Flood Forecasting Division (FFD),
Lahore. During the visit, she called upon Muhammad Riaz, Chief Meteorologist (FFD) Lahore who briefed her on the progress made on the Flood Project with support of UNESCO. Read more...
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International Workshop on "Safe, Connected Communities against Floods through RS & GIS Tools"

Islamabad - 13 March 2014: To strengthen and enhance the institutional and management capacity of Pakistan national institutes in flood early warning and flood hazard mapping, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural
Organization (UNESCO) in collaboration with Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), organized a four-day international training and workshop on Safe, Connected Communities against Floods through RS and GIS Tools in Islamabad. Read more...
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5th meeting of SACAM network held in Islamabad

Islamabad, 27 November 2013: UNESCO and Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) jointly organized, the 5th meeting of the South and Central Asia MAB Network (SACAM) in Islamabad. Read more...
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UNESCO and Pakistan Science Foundation commemorate the World Science Day for Peace and Development 2013

Islamabad, 21 November 2013: United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) host an event at the International Islamic University Islamabad to mark this year's World
Science Day for Peace and Development. Students and teachers of International Islamic University, Secretary for Ministry of Science and Technology and representatives of PSF and UNESCO participated in the event. Read more...
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Dr. Qian Tang inaugurates largest found whale shark specimen in Islamabad

Islamabad - 23 July 2013: UNESCO with its partner Pakistan Science Foundation inaugurated one of the largest found whale shark specimen at Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH), today. The specimen believed to be unique due
to its size in world, is 40 feet long, weighs 16 tonnes and is the biggest specimen of fish ever recorded in the history. Read more...
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UNESCO Launches International Conference on Flood Management Systems

Two-days International Conference on 'Regulation of Hydraulic Structures for Flood Management' was organized by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Islamabad with Pakistan Water Partnership (PWP)
and Planning Commission of Pakistan on 28th and 29th of June 2013. Read more...
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Ziarat Juniper Forest declared Biosphere Reserve

Believed to be the second largest Juniper forest of its kind in the world, Juniper Forest of Ziarat in Balochistan- has been declared Biosphere Reserve by International Co-ordinating Council (ICC) of the Man and Biosphere (MAB)
Programme. Juniper tree species of Ziarat have a global significance because of their old age and slow growth rate. The species find their place in the list of the oldest living trees on earth. The MAB Programme promotes interdisciplinary research agenda and capacity building with an aim to highlight ecological, social and economic costs of biodiversity loss, and proposes ways to reduce it. The WNBR currently counts 610 biosphere reserves in 117 countries world-wide.
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Launching of Audio Tour Guide for Exhibits in Pakistan Museum of Natural History

Islamabad - 13 March 2013: As part of continued support to Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH), UNESCO Islamabad handed over the audio tour guide to the Museum. This facility would serve to enhance the accessibility of scientific information and knowledge

for the visitors, especially for touring school students and kids. At the beginning, the commentary played through these devices would be in Urdu and English but later on regional languages would be introduced for the benefit of visitors from different regions. Read more...

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