A photo exhibition that looks at the lives of Pakistanis through the lens of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) opened to public on Tuesday at the Lahore City Heritage Museum.
The exhibit, “Pakistan Sustaining Development: Human Stories through Photography,” comprises 102 photos taken throughout the country and organized into 17 collections that reflect the UN’s development goals. It will remain open through 21 April.
The Sustainable Development Goals represent an agenda adopted by world leaders in December 2015 to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice and tackle climate change by 2030. The 17 goals comprise 169 targets that include focus on economic inequality, innovation, climate change, sustainable consumption, peace and justice.
The exhibition was first inaugurated at Lok Virsa in Islamabad on 24 October 2016 and was taken to Peshawar in March 2017. The photos will also be exhibited in Karachi.
Jointly organized by Agence France-Presse (AFP), the European Union and the United Nations with support from the Embassy of France in Pakistan, UK Aid and the Lahore Museum, the exhibition aims to raise awareness about the SDGs.
The display at the Lahore City Heritage Museum was inaugurated by Martine Dorance, the Ambassador of France to Pakistan, Amélie Herenstein, AFP’s Bureau Chief for Pakistan and Afghanistan, Bernard Francois, Head of Cooperation at European Union Delegation to Pakistan, Vittorio Cammarota, Director UN Information Centre and Humayun Mazhar, Director Lahore Museum.
“Both the UN and France will help Pakistan achieve its development goals and hope the exhibition will offer people an opportunity to learn about the support provided to the people of Pakistan by the various agencies, funds and programmes of the United Nations”, Dorance said.
See photo story of the exhibition here.