Islamabad, 14 November 2018: On the occasion of the International Students’ Day, the Embassy of the Argentine Republic organized a Puppet Show at the Argentine Embassy in Islamabad.
The show aimed at promoting respect for diversity and difference and offered an opportunity to bring together children from very poor, middle class and high-income backgrounds to respect one another and enjoy an art form that has a very long tradition in Pakistan. Continue reading →
Tsunamis are rare but devastating. I saw this first-hand during my recent visit to Sulawesi, Indonesia, shortly after the earthquake and tsunami of 1 October. More than 2,000 people died and thousands more were harmed or displaced.
As well as struggling to deal with the losses and trauma, the people of Sulawesi will need to recover from the economic losses caused by this disaster. Reducing economic losses is a key target of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and is vital for eradicating extreme poverty.
Over the past two decades, tsunamis have accounted for almost 10 per cent of economic losses from disasters, setting back development gains, especially in countries that border the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
World Tsunami Awareness Day is an opportunity to emphasize again the importance of disaster prevention and preparedness, including early warning, public education, science to better understand and predict tsunamis, and development that takes account of risk in seismic zones and exposed coastal areas.
“Scholarship does good. Students deliver goods. Nowhere has this combination worked more effectively, indeed dramatically, than in university engagement with the SDGs.”
– Ramu Damodaran, Chief of UNAI
United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) launched the SDG Hubs: an initiative that brings together 17 UNAI members, each devoted to promoting one of the SDGs. These institutions have been designated for three-year renewable terms and will serve as resources for best practices for the UNAI network.
For SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth – Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (Quetta) has been designated as SDG Hub.
Thematic event dedicated to the United Nations Day, organized by Arts and Media Department of the Foundation University in cooperation with the United Nations Information Centre in Pakistan took place at the University Campus in Rawalpindi on 25 October 2018. Continue reading →
📢 The Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences in Pakistan has been named the SDG Hub for SDG Goal 8 by United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) as it announces its inaugural class of SDG Hubs : More : https://bit.ly/2PeZPmi
The United Nations Information Centre in Pakistan congratulates “The Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences” on this impressive achievement and is looking forward to successful future cooperation.