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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URDU Translation : Click here

 

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres statement on announcement of 2018 Nobel Peace Prize award

“Sexual violence in conflict is a threat to peace and a stain on our common humanity. Yet it remains widespread. Congratulations to our UN partners Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad on the Nobel Prize. We will continue to support their courageous efforts.”

— United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday’s announcement that the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded to Dr. Denis Mukwege & UNODC – United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Goodwill Ambassador Nadia Murad for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence in armed conflict.

Read the full statement: bit.ly/2pC1G61