As the United Nations mourns death of its former Secretary-General Kofi Annan the ILO and the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Islamabad observed a minute of silence in memory of Kofi Annan today.
The ILO and UNIC staff has gathered to reflect on life of a ‘charismatic leader’ dedicated to making the world a better place for all.
During the event the video on Kofi Annan’s legacy has been presented as well.
Islamabad, 18 July 2018: On the 100 anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth today, the United Nations Information Centre in partnership with the Pakistan Sweet Home paid tribute to the values and dedication to Nelson Mandela’s legacy and his services to humanity. We engaged with the underprivileged children of the Pakistan Sweet Home in several learning and recreational activities including cultural performance, screening the documentary, a quiz competition and touring an exhibition on the life and messages of the Nelson Mandela. Continue reading →
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights entered the 70th year of its existence on 10 December 2017, the International Human Rights Day.
To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva (FIFDH), the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) joined forces to launch ‘Human Rights Film Tour’ an international tour spread over 45 countries including Zimbabwe, China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Nigeria, Brazil, Cuba and Guatemala. Continue reading →
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.
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.
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 →