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.



Tsunamis are rare but devastating.  I saw this first-hand during my recent visit to Sulawesi, Indonesia, shortly after the earthquake and tsunami of 1 October.  More than 2,000 people died and thousands more were harmed or displaced.

As well as struggling to deal with the losses and trauma, the people of Sulawesi will need to recover from the economic losses caused by this disaster.  Reducing economic losses is a key target of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and is vital for eradicating extreme poverty.

Over the past two decades, tsunamis have accounted for almost 10 per cent of economic losses from disasters, setting back development gains, especially in countries that border the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

World Tsunami Awareness Day is an opportunity to emphasize again the importance of disaster prevention and preparedness, including early warning, public education, science to better understand and predict tsunamis, and development that takes account of risk in seismic zones and exposed coastal areas.

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

Balochistan University of Information Technology (BUITEMS) named SDG Hub for Goal 8 by UNAI

📢 The Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences in Pakistan has been named the SDG Hub for SDG Goal 8 by United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) as it announces its inaugural class of SDG Hubs : More : https://bit.ly/2PeZPmi

Learn more: SDG Hubs : https://bit.ly/2AhvGuk
United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) https://academicimpact.un.org/

The United Nations Information Centre in Pakistan congratulates “The Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences” on this impressive achievement and is looking forward to successful future cooperation.

United Nations Secretary-General Message on UN Day, 24 October 2018

United Nations Day marks the birthday of our founding Charter – the landmark document that embodies the hopes, dreams and aspirations of “we the peoples”.

Every day, the women and men of the United Nations work to give practical meaning to that Charter.

Despite the odds and the obstacles, we never give up.

Extreme poverty is being reduced but we see inequality growing.

Yet we don’t give up because we know by reducing inequality we increase hope and opportunity and peace around the world.

Climate change is moving faster than we are, but we don’t give up because we know that climate action is the only path.

Human rights are being violated in so many places.  But we don’t give up because we know respect for human rights and human dignity is a basic condition for peace.

Conflicts are multiplying – people are suffering. But we don’t give up because we know every man, woman and child deserves a life of peace.

On United Nations Day, let us reaffirm our commitment.

To repair broken trust.

To heal our planet.

To leave no one behind.

To uphold dignity for one and all, as united nations.


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