In Gilgit, the UN Communications Group team, led by UNIC director Vittorio Cammarota, met with representatives from the provincial government, from the media and with some 150 students from the Karakoram International University. The UN team also had one-to-one meetings with Ms. Sadia Danish, Minister for Tourism, Sports, Culture, Youth Affairs & Women Development, with the Vice Chancellor and the Dean of the Karakoram International University and with the Secretary, Ministry of Planning and Development.
In Peshawar, the UN Communications Group team met with a large group of students from the department of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Peshawar, with representatives from the media, with officials from the Provincial Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and with colleagues from several UN agencies based in the province.
The workshops provided an unprecedented opportunity for engaging key audiences such as university students, media representatives and government focal points for public information in an interactive dialogue on the functions of the main organs of the United Nations, on the specific plans and modus operandi in Pakistan and on the projects of the 19 United Nations agencies programmes and funds currently operating in the individual provinces. The workshops offered also an opportunity to explore collaboration on joint communications projects in a variety of areas, including the upcoming UN 70th anniversary celebrations and to strengthen the One Voice component of the ONE UN Programme 2013-17.
MahiraAfzal, FAO, Duniya Khan, UNCHR, Zarar Khan, United Nations and Amjad Jamal, World Food Programme contributed to conducting the workshops in both English and Urdu on the basis of the programmes developed with the contribution of the UN Communications Group team.