International Student Convention and Expo: Securing the Future

The Inter University Consortium for Promotion of Social Sciences Pakistan (IUCPSSP) and partners organized first of its kind ‘International Student Convention (ISC) and Expo’- ‘Securing the Future’ in Islamabad on 12 – 13 December 2018. Participants & students from 20 countries have engaged in more than 30 activities and events that included International Conference on Youth Development, Vice Chancellors’ Forum on Sustainable Development Goals , Asian Peace Festival, diplomats’ forum & corner, university pavilion, books pavilion, digital technologies pavilion, tourism & culture pavilion, job fair, career counselling sessions, model UN and National Assembly sessions, talent hunt, ideas corner, workshops, seminars, and many others .

The United Nations Information Centre took part in the ‘International Student Convention (ISC) and Expo.

The President of the General Assembly will visit Pakistan from the 18 to 22 January

The President of the General Assembly Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa will be visiting Pakistan from the 18 to 22 January at the invitation of the Government of Pakistan.

She will meet with Prime Minister H.E. Imran Khan and the country’s President H.E. Arif Alvi, H.E., Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, as well as representatives of the UN and of civil society and women’s organisations.

“Looking forward to strengthening the ties between Pakistan and the UN, promoting multilateralism and continuing my work with Pakistan on the priorities for the 73rd Session of the GA” – Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa

Media Advisory :

UN Democracy Fund – Applications are Open

The UN Democracy Fund’s annual call for project proposals is open until 18 January 2019 at…/www.un.or…/files/uu40_december_2018.pdf

The UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF) supports two-year projects that empower civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. The large majority of UNDEF funds go to local civil society organizations.

Over the past 12 years, UNDEF has supported more than 780 projects in over 120 countries at a total amount of almost US$190 million. UNDEF provides grants of up to US$300,000 per project.

UNDEF invites project proposals covering one or more of eight main areas:

  • Gender equality
  • Community activism
  • Rule of law and human rights
  • Youth engagement
  • Strengthening civil society interaction with Government
  • Media and freedom of information
  • Tools for knowledge
  • Electoral processes

Project proposals may be submitted online, in English or French, at

Guidelines, FAQs and lessons learned can be found at…/…/call-project-proposals-open.

4th edition of Human Rights Film Festival through Cinematography concludes on Human Rights Day-2018

Islamabad, 10 December 2018: The fourth edition of the Film Festival “Human Rights through Cinematography”, marking the 70 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights concluded in Islamabad on the Human Rights Day today.

The closing ceremony was jointly organized by the United Nations in Pakistan and the Embassy of Switzerland in Pakistan.

The objective of the film festival was to deepen among Pakistani audience, especially the Youth the knowledge about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and human rights challenges, people are facing in different corners of the world.  Continue reading

COMSATS University observed Human Rights Day and 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Islamabad, 10 December 2018: Students at the COMSATS University in Islamabad observed the Human Rights Day with thematic messages of peace, tolerance, harmony, co-existence and respect for human rights.

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his video message highlighted that human rights are universal and eternal and called on all the people to stand up for human rights — for everyone, everywhere. Continue reading

انسانی حقوق کا عالمی دِن — اقوامِ مُتحدہ کے سیکرٹری جنرل کا پیغام

۱۰ دسمبر ۲۰۱۸

انسانی حقوق کا عالمی منشور، ۷۰ سالوں سے دنیا کے لیے ایک روشن مینار، انسانی وقار، مساوات اوربہتر ذندگی کے ساتھ ساتھ تاریکی میں امید کی ایک روشن کرن کا کردار ادا کر رہا ہے۔

منشور میں اعلان کئے گئے حقوق کا اطلاق بِلا امتیاز جنّس، عقیدے، مقام یا کسی بھی تفریق کے ہر ایک پر ہوتا ہے۔

انسانی حقوق عالمگیر اور دائمی نوعیت کے ہیں۔

یہ حقوق جو کہ بظاہر غیر مرئی نظر آتے ہیں۔ نا قابلِ تردید ہیں۔ انہیں کسی سیاسی، معاشی، معاشرتی یا ثقافتی حقوق کے زمرے میں، ذاتی پسند کی بنیاد پر اختیار یا رد نہیں کیا جا سکتا۔

آج ہم انسانی حقوق کے اُن محافظوں کو بھی سلام پیش کرتے ہیں جو لوگوں کے لیے، بڑھتی ہوئی نفرت، نسلی امتیاز، عدم برداشت اور ظلم کے خلاف سینہ سپر ہیں اور اپنی ذندگیوں کو خطرے میں ڈالتے ہیں۔

بلا شبہ، انسانی حقوق کے حصول میں دنیا میں ہر جگہ مشکلات پیش آتی ہیں۔

عالمی اقدار کم ہوتی جا رہی ہیں اور قانون کی حکمرانی کوسبو تاژ کیا جا رھا ہے۔

آج ہماری ذمّہ پہلے سے کہیں ذیادہ واضع ہے۔

. آئیں مِل کر انسانی حقوق کا ہر مقام پر۔ ہر ایک کا ساتھ دیں