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UN Day 2017: A celebration of gender parity, women empowerment, and leadership

Students from Fatima Jinnah Women University celebrated UN Day with female ambassadors, heads of cooperation agencies and heads of UN agencies. Some 120 students got a chance to interact with the speakers in small groups, hear their stories, ask questions and be inspired.

On 13 September 2017, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, launched his new strategy on gender parity, as a start to a system-wide campaign to advance this priority at the United Nations. Gender equality is central to the 2030 Agenda of for Sustainable Development, the global plan agreed by leaders of all countries to meet the challenges we face. However according to the statistics, globally, women only make 77 cents for every dollar earned by men for work of equal value. The gap is even wider when it comes to the presence of women in the leadership roles. The number of women decreases as the seniority level of the role increases.

United Nations Information Centre planned this event on UN day to introduce young women of FJWU with positive female role models, holding leadership positions in their respective organizations. In order to keep the discussion informal and interactive, students were divided into eight groups, while each group was led by a speaker. The dialogue proved to be a learning experience for the students as well as the speakers who better understood the worldview and unique challenges faced by young Pakistani Women after the conversation.

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UN Corner – Bringing UN Publications to Universities

We have a commitment to open 50 UN corners in government universities throughout Pakistan by the end of this year Funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). It wouldn’t have been possible without support from our partner organizations, SDC and HEC.

The UN member states including Pakistan, adopted a set of 17 goals called SDG’s to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.

With the establishment of UN Corners, United Nations Information Centre aims to provide university students, access to information on SDGs related priority areas of the work of the UN globally and in Pakistan, and it will also serve as a single reference point for all the information material regarding UN for university students teachers and researchers.

Final exhibit of SDGs photos kicks off in Karachi

The photo exhibition that looks at the lives of ordinary Pakistanis through the lens of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) opened to public at the Sadequain Art Gallery, Frere Hall, Karachi on 24 May. 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. This is the final exhibition of these pictures and will remain open through 07 June. Continue reading

SDGs photo exhibition travels to Lahore

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. Continue reading

Artwork on ‘zero hunger’ exhibited in Lahore

An exhibition of work by young artists from across Pakistan opened at the National College of Arts (NCA) in Lahore. These art pieces had qualified in a competition titled “We the Peoples, We the Arts”, which aims to promote Sustainable Development Goals and provide Pakistani students with a unique opportunity to gain international visibility.

Students of five art schools were invited to develop sculptures, miniature paintings and paintings on “Zero Hunger”, the second of 17 Sustainable Development Goal, for this competition. A total of 64 art pieces were received, out of which 23 made it to the final exhibition, which was first inaugurated at the residence of Swiss Ambassador in Islamabad and was later opened to public in Islamabad, Peshawar and Karachi. Continue reading

Photo exhibition in Peshawar highlights Sustainable Development Goals

The UN Information Centre in partnership with the Directorate of Tourism and Culture of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa opened a photo exhibition at Nishtar Hall to raise awareness about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The photo exhibition, comprising 102 photos from all over Pakistan, is a joint project of Agence France-Presse (AFP), the European Union and the United Nations and was supported by the Embassy of France in Pakistan and UK Aid. The photos have been organized in 17 collections according to the 17 SDGs. Continue reading

Radio producers trained on Sustainable Development Goals

On World Radio Day (13 February), the UN Information Centre conducted a training session for producers of Radio Pakistan. Organized in collaboration with Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation, the training aimed to familiarize radio journalists with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the work of UN agencies and programmes in Pakistan. The UN attached great importance to radio as a tool of reaching out to the public, said Vittorio Cammarota, Director of the UN Information Centre. Continue reading

UN and Radio Pakistan celebrate World Radio Day

The United Nation Information Centre (UNIC) and Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) organized a two-hour live event on the theme of ‘Radio and Sustainable Development Goals’ at the PBC headquarters in Islamabad on World Radio Day.

World Radio Day, celebrated each year on Feb 13 since 2013, marks the establishment of the United Nations Radio on February 13, 1946, just a year after the creation of the United Nations Organization. This year’s theme of World Radio Day is “Radio is You.”

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‘A Girl in the River’ screened at private university

United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) organized the screening of Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s Oscar-winning documentary ‘A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness’ at The Millennium University College, Islamabad.

The screening was part of UNIC’s efforts to create a debate on human rights through cinematography and was followed by a panel discussion with Sangeeta Thapa, Deputy Country Representative UN Women, Anne Marchal, Deputy Head of Delegation of the EU to Pakistan, Tahira Abdullah, human rights activist and Vittorio Cammarota, Director UN Information Centre. Continue reading