Category Archives: Event

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.

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

International Volunteer Day recognizes volunteer’s contributions towards building resilient communities

The United Nations State of World’s Volunteerism Report 2018 launched today to mark the International Volunteer Day 2018 in Islamabad. Ignacio Artaza, Country Director of UNDP in Pakistan also announced the official launch of Pakistan volunteer awards to honour young men and women who are making extraordinary and selfless contributions to the society.

Nominations for these awards will be accepted from 1 January through end of February 2019.

5 December, International Volunteer Day (IVD)

There are over one billion volunteers across the globe dedicating their time and skills to helping others. Resilient Communities stand up against natural, economic and political stress on the foundations of volunteerism.

Every year on 5 December, International Volunteer Day (IVD), we celebrate and recognize volunteers and their contributions everywhere.

More on #IVD2018unv.org/internationalvolunteerday2018

70th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights: 4th edition of ‘Human Rights through Cinematography Film Festival’ kicks off in Islamabad

Islamabad, 25 November, 2018: Dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the 4th edition of the human rights film festival, hosted by the European Union kicks off at the Pakistan National Council of Arts, (PNCA) in Islamabad.

Aiming at providing a window to the universally human rights challenges to the Pakistani people, the festival presents 27 award winning documentaries on human rights issues from around the world, such as freedom of expression, gender equality, access to justice, minority rights and death penalty.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain graced the event as the Chief Guest. Continue reading

Promoting respect for diversity among children through puppet show

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