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Picturing freedom: Winners of children’s poster competition held by UN Human Rights Office

Eiza Abid, 15-year-old from Pakistan has been declared winner of the 12-18 age group, while Alexandria Slaven, 11, from Samoa is the winner of the 5 to 11 age group.

“My painting personifies the darkness and confinement within a person’s life and once the person is set free from the pressures and judgement of others, one can freely express their thoughts and imagination in their true colors, illustrating their unique vision and bright outlook,” Eiza Abid

Alexandria and Eiza’s designs, which will be made into posters for use during the campaign, were selected from the winners of local UN competitions organized in seven countries.

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Debate on Women, Media and Development #IWD2016

The UN Information Centre and the British High Commission in Pakistan paid tribute the outstanding female journalists working in Pakistan at a debate mark International Women’s Day. The event featured women journalists with different backgrounds talking about their jobs, their commitment and the specific challenges and dangers they face in the course of their work, especially while reporting on development issues. The event was attended by high profile guests including representatives from media, diplomatic community, government and academia and development sector.

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SDGs

10 Things you need to know about the Sustainable Development Goals

1. The Global Goals need you
It’s not only up to governments to take action, it’s up to all of us – and that includes you. It starts with little things that can make a big impact, and the more people know about the Global Goals for sustainable development, the more successful they will be. So let everybody know about the Global Goals, what they are and why they matter. For more ways in which you can get involved visit http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment

2. The Global Goals will change the way the world does business
For too long, economic growth has been all about profit. The Global Goals want to transform the world economy so it works without violating workers rights and harming the environment. Continue reading

Human Rights Day Poster competition

Poster Competition

The Celebrating Freedom poster competition aims to give school-aged children an opportunity to create a poster that will be used for the Two Covenants Campaign. The poster competition will reflect the theme of Freedom.

The competition is opened to school-age children in two categories; primary school, ages 5-11, and secondary school , ages 12-18.

A poster from each category will be selected for use for the Two Covenants Campaign. The competition is open to all schools, including vocational training institutions and any special schools.

All entries should be sent at info.islamabad@unic.org with the subject title “Poster Competition Submission.” The final deadline for submissions is 24th January 2016.

Prize: Winning posters will be printed and disseminated as part of the “Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always” campaign. All Phase 1 winners will be included in an online art gallery showcasing the work and entries of the competition.

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UN 70 Celebrations Falg March

Youth of the World: a Flag Parade

The Youth of the World Flag Parade was part of a series of Events of the 70th anniversary celebrations of the UN. It was a creative visual presentation of the member states of the United Nations. The event was hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea within the Hanbok Fashion Show Gala Dinner at Serena Hotel, Islamabad. Students, representing the youth of Pakistan, paraded flags belonging to member states represented in Pakistan. Some students read excerpts from the UN Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to emphasize the values the UN believes in. This event highlighted the importance of young people to the United Nations but also the importance of young people to Pakistan because the UN believes that they will drive the country’s future.

UN 70 Event

The UN Wall campaign, Pakistani youth promoting UN values Workshop

The United Nations System in Pakistan held a youth workshop at the UN Information Centre on the 13th of October 2015. More than a hundred students from Mashal Model School, Silver Oaks Schools, Beaconhouse School System and Roots Millennium Schools participated in a series of tailored activities focused on peace, tolerance and social cohesion, eradicating child labour, education, hunger and nutrition, water and sanitation, gender equality, and youth empowerment.

The UN Wall campaign, “Pakistani Youth Promoting UN Values workshop” focused on disseminating the values of the United Nations explaining the importance of SDG’s to the Pakistani youth with the help of various interactive activities. Continue reading