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UN Democracy Fund – Applications are Open

The UN Democracy Fund’s annual call for project proposals is open until 18 January 2019 at https://www.un.org/…/www.un.or…/files/uu40_december_2018.pdf

The UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF) supports two-year projects that empower civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. The large majority of UNDEF funds go to local civil society organizations.

Over the past 12 years, UNDEF has supported more than 780 projects in over 120 countries at a total amount of almost US$190 million. UNDEF provides grants of up to US$300,000 per project.

UNDEF invites project proposals covering one or more of eight main areas:

  • Gender equality
  • Community activism
  • Rule of law and human rights
  • Youth engagement
  • Strengthening civil society interaction with Government
  • Media and freedom of information
  • Tools for knowledge
  • Electoral processes

Project proposals may be submitted online, in English or French, at https://www.un.org/democracyfund.

Guidelines, FAQs and lessons learned can be found at https://www.un.org/democracyf…/…/call-project-proposals-open.

COMSATS University observed Human Rights Day and 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Islamabad, 10 December 2018: Students at the COMSATS University in Islamabad observed the Human Rights Day with thematic messages of peace, tolerance, harmony, co-existence and respect for human rights.

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his video message highlighted that human rights are universal and eternal and called on all the people to stand up for human rights — for everyone, everywhere. Continue reading

UN Day at Foundation University, Rawalpindi Campus

See the highlights of the United Nations Day event, at the Arts and Media Department of the Foundation University (Rawalpindi Campus) that took place on 25 October 2018.

During the event UNIC Director had a wonderful interaction with students and University representatives, he also visited the Media Department’s TV, radio and media production studios.

#UNDAY2018

United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI)  launched the SDG Hubs

“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.

Read more: https://bit.ly/2AhvGuk

World Cities Day

By 2050, 70% of the global population will live in cities.

Today’s world #CitiesDay aims to raise awareness about the importance of building sustainabale and resilient cities to achieve the #globalgoals

Read UN Secretary-General message on the day: https://bit.ly/2PBIILG

More: unhabitat.org/wcd-2018/

Asma Jahangir awarded 2018 United Nations Human Rights Prize

Ms. Asma Jahangir (1952-2018) – human rights lawyer from Pakistan (posthumously) has been awarded ‘2018 United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights’

For three decades, she defended the rights of women, children, religious minorities and the poor.

UN is proud to recognize the contributions made by her to promote & protect human rights.

More info : https://bit.ly/2ReMZSj