World Radio Day

Interested in learning how radio can save lives? Join us on Thursday 11 February at 10:00 am.

Registration is mandatory, send your information to info.islamabad@unic.org COB 10 February


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.

For further information : Click here

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

UN 70 Climate Change

Pakistani Youth for Climate Change

UN Information Centre invited students from different schools in Islamabad for an interactive Youth Forum on Climate Change at the ILO auditorium. The workshop was called United4Climate: Pakistani Youth for Climate Change. Around 100 young people were brought together and were briefed on Climate Change. The colorful logo inspired by the UN emblem reminded students about the importance of speaking out about climate change and about ways to play their part in the cause as young leaders. Australian High Commissioner in Islamabad Ms. Margaret Adamson, Director UNIC Vittorio Cammarota, Zeba Husain of Mashal School and climate change experts spoke to students to engage them in an interactive conversation on Climate Change. Students asked questions to obtain clarity about aspects of the issue of climate change, and shared their ideas on how to act against climate change in everyday life. They were told about thoughtful disposal of different type of waste material. Students took part in a creative activity too where they expressed themselves through art work bringing forward their thoughts and ideas to tackle climate change. With great enthusiasm they shared their thoughts through topical essays and drawings, which UNIC will collect in a booklet “Pakistani youth for Climate Change” to be launched on the global Climate Change conference COP21 in Paris.

Enjoy the photo story at https://flic.kr/s/aHskmVMC6m