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Workshop on Reactivation of Parent Teacher Councils

Peshawar - 19 March 2013: As one of the key activities pertaining to the "Social Cohesion and Peace Building Programme for the Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas (RAHA)", UNESCO Islamabad is providing technical support to educational institutions
and learning centers for capacity upgrading. The programme is being implemented in the union councils adjacent to Peshawar-Torkhem Expressway.

Recognizing the importance of the role of Parent Teacher Councils, effective use of school development funds, increasing enrollment, reducing dropout, and ensuring quality of teaching, UNESCO in collaboration with Provincial Institute of Teachers Education (PITE) Peshawar, is organizing series of workshops on "Reactivation of Parent Teacher Councils" of Sufaid Dheri and Malkandher Union Councils, and FR- Peshawar area. Read more...

National Conference on "The Right to Education of Afghan Refugee Children in Pakistan"

Educated Refugees are 3 times more likely to repatriate to their home countries, "UNESCO and UNHCR stress the need to educate Afghan Refugee Children for Peace and Security".
Islamabad - 29 March 2012: Pakistan has been hosting Afghan refugees for three decades now, with currently some 1.7 million registered Afghans living in urban and rural areas of Pakistan, including women and children. Read more...  Story on the conference "The right to education of Afghan refugee children in Pakistan"

UNESCO and UNHCR enter new partnership for mainstreaming Afghan Refugees in National Programs

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) signed an agreement for enhanced collaboration to support mainstreaming services for Afghans in the
Joint Programs under One UN. This new initiative between the two UN Agencies is in line with the Government of Pakistan's Management and Repatriation Strategy for Afghans in Pakistan for the years 2010-2012, and it is a joint commitment of mainstreaming this vulnerable group in school education, non-formal education, literacy and other relevant social service programmes. Read more...
 UNESCO-UNHCR Joint Press Release