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5 December, International Volunteer Day (IVD)

There are over one billion volunteers across the globe dedicating their time and skills to helping others. Resilient Communities stand up against natural, economic and political stress on the foundations of volunteerism.

Every year on 5 December, International Volunteer Day (IVD), we celebrate and recognize volunteers and their contributions everywhere.

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70th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights: 4th edition of ‘Human Rights through Cinematography Film Festival’ kicks off in Islamabad

Islamabad, 25 November, 2018: Dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the 4th edition of the human rights film festival, hosted by the European Union kicks off at the Pakistan National Council of Arts, (PNCA) in Islamabad.

Aiming at providing a window to the universally human rights challenges to the Pakistani people, the festival presents 27 award winning documentaries on human rights issues from around the world, such as freedom of expression, gender equality, access to justice, minority rights and death penalty.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain graced the event as the Chief Guest. Continue reading

Promoting respect for diversity among children through puppet show

Islamabad, 14 November 2018: On the occasion of the International Students’ Day, the Embassy of the Argentine Republic organized a Puppet Show at the Argentine Embassy in Islamabad.

The show aimed at promoting respect for diversity and difference and offered an opportunity to bring together children from very poor, middle class and high-income backgrounds to respect one another and enjoy an art form that has a very long tradition in Pakistan. Continue reading

Secretary-General Addresses General Debate, 73rd Session 73rd Session of the General Assembly of the UN

“Our future rests on solidarity. We must repair broken trust. We must reinvigorate our multilateral project. And we must uphold dignity for one and for all.”— UN Secretary-General António Guterres

ILO and the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Islamabad remember the former Secretary-General Kofi Annan

As the United Nations mourns death of its former Secretary-General Kofi Annan the ILO and the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Islamabad observed a minute of silence in memory of Kofi Annan today.

The ILO and UNIC staff has gathered to reflect on life of a ‘charismatic leader’ dedicated to making the world a better place for all.

During the event the video on Kofi Annan’s legacy has been presented as well.