Call for submissions – Mobile Film Festival 2019

Grab your mobile! The 15th edition of the Mobile Film Festival in partnership with YouTube CreatorsforChange & UNFCCC is about to open, the theme is ACT NOW on climate change!

Use your creativity and talent to imagine better and sustainable futures. How can we ACT NOW on climate change to successfully reach better futures?

ūü騬†Simple rules: 1 Mobile ‚ÄĘ 1 Minute ‚ÄĘ 1 Film ‚ÄĘ 1 Theme :¬†#ACTNOW¬†on climate change
‚Ćõ¬†Film submissions will open on August 27th until Oct 16th, 2019
ūüŹÜ¬†Win 46 000 ‚ā¨ grants to produce your film!


YouTube #CreatorsforChange & UNFCCC support the Mobile Film Festival

Sustainable Development Goals @ UNGA

It’s September and our goal of the month is 17 Sustainable Development Goals! We’re highlighting major United Nations General Assembly High-Level week (#UNGA) events as the world leaders will gather in New York City to discuss leaving no one behind and achieving the #GlobalGoals through #ClimateAction, #HealthForAll, #Fin4Dev, the implementation of #SamoaPathway.

It’s September and our goal of the month is 17 Sustainable Development Goals! We’re highlighting major United Nations General Assembly High-Level week (#UNGA) events as the world leaders will gather in New York City to discuss leaving no one behind and achieving the #GlobalGoals through #ClimateAction, #HealthForAll, #Fin4Dev, the implementation of #SamoaPathway. More information on what to expect from this month:

Posted by Global Goals for Sustainable Development on Friday, September 6, 2019

More information on what to expect from this month:

Message to staff by the acting Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, United Nations Pakistan, Mr Knut Ostby

Dear colleagues

I take this opportunity to formally introduce myself as the acting Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Designated Official for the UN in Pakistan. I am very excited to return to the country after 14 years. I look forward to building upon the excellent work of Neil Buhne in positioning the UN as a trusted development partner of the Government as we accelerate our support on the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.

Although it has only been a week since I have arrived, I have already seen that your work at national and sub-national levels speaks volume of your dedication, passion and conviction in producing impactful results and upholding the UN values of integrity, diversity and professionalism.

I am impressed by the work that you have done in producing the UNSDF/OPIII (2018-2022). It clearly sets out the strategic direction of our support to the Government of Pakistan with the strongest emphasis on Leave No One Behind. Our Humanitarian-Development-Peace nexus and the humanitarian support in drought-stricken areas of Balochistan and Sind is another area where your works stands out.

The UN Reforms call for more agile, smart and flexible approaches in our support to the Government and our partners. Our coordination structures provide us a good starting point to collectively brainstorm and take action. I am keen to work with you on how we leverage innovation, big data and new partnerships so that we continue to be relevant and support the Government to produce more results. We must continue to deliver under all the three pillars of the UN Charter: Peace, development and human rights, and also attending to humanitarian needs, we need to keep in mind that truly sustainable development can only be achieved by people themselves, and with national leadership and ownership. Our role will always be to work in support of national partners, and to underpin the people’s own initiatives for development.

My office and I remain committed to supporting you in your work and in creating an enabling environment so that, together with our partners, we can help the Government achieve the SDGs with Leave No One Behind at the heart of it. 

It is my honour to serve you and this country.

Warm regards



FAO Poster Contest

World Food Day – Poster Contest


The @UNFAO is calling children and teens all over the world, from age 5 to 19, to use their imagination and create a poster that illustrates their idea of what needs to be done to make healthy diets available for everyone and how each of us can improve our diets #ZeroHunger.

Take a photo or scan your poster and submit your entry by filling out the form on our #WorldFoodDay website.

Deadline: 8 November 2019

For more details about the poster competition and to submit entries:

Climate Action Summit – September 23rd

Join us as we address the growing climate emergency. Find out the actions you can take in your everyday life and log them through our #ActNow bot! Ahead of the #ClimateAction Summit on September 23rd, your actions will send a message to leaders that individuals like you are committing to a better future. Get involved today!

Secretary-General message for the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion and Belief, 22 August

“On this Day, we reaffirm our unwavering support for the victims of violence based on religion and belief. And we demonstrate that support by doing all in our power to prevent such attacks and demanding that those responsible are held accountable.” ‚ÄĒ¬†UN Secretary-General, Ant√≥nio Guterres

Read full message : ENG I URDU