UNIC has functional autonomy and is responsible for promoting the activities of the regular UN bodies –including the Security Council and other organs, in a form geared towards local interest. It also supports the public information efforts of specialized UN Agencies and Programmes. The Centre’s staff consists of international and national personnel cooperating with other UN entities and striving to project a comprehensive and unified image of the UN in Pakistan.
- UN Observances
Together with other UN entities, UNIC encourages government officials and NGOs to celebrate designated UN observances, such as: UN Day, and Human Rights Day.
- Press Conferences and Briefings
UNIC organizes regular media events to publicize the work of the United Nations. These aim at increasing public understanding about the activities of the UN in Pakistan and around the world. The launch of the most important annual reports of the UN system is also announced at the Centre, and press conferences for senior UN officials visiting Pakistan are organized as maybe appropriate.
A Bi-monthly Magazine of the United Nations Pakistan, is published by United Nations Communications Group in Pakistan.
A very comprehensive website is maintained by UNIC, providing UN Magazine , selected publications, and information about the United Nations.
Translates and publishes Information Material and Department of Global Communications publications – eg: Basic Facts about the UN, Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
REPORTING TO UN HEADQUARTERS
UNIC serves as the eyes and ears of the UN Headquarters in Pakistan. It keeps in touch with Government officials (particularly the Foreign Office and Information services) and the media in order to reflect their viewpoint on a wide range of issues concerning the United Nations. The Centre also plays a role in selecting and supporting the participation of Government and NGO representatives, journalists and educators to official UN gatherings organized outside Pakistan.
UNIC cooperates with other organizations in arranging lectures/Workshops at educational institutions and various organizations on topics related to the United Nations. UNIC officials are available for such lecture-meetings.