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Radio Pakistan and UN Pakistan celebrate World Radio Day 2017

Radio Pakistan and UN Pakistan celebrate World Radio Day 2017

World Radio Day is celebrated each year on February 13,  This year’s theme is “Radio is You” A two-hour live event on the theme of ‘Radio and Sustainable Development Goals’ was held at the PBC headquarters to mark World Radio Day 2017. The event was organized by Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) and United Nation Information Centre (UNIC). World Radio Day is celebrated ... Read More »

UNICEF, UNHCR to empower young refugees through SMS technology

UNICEF, UNHCR to empower young refugees through SMS technology

UNICEF and UNHCR collaborate to utilize mobile technology for the empowerment of young refugees in Pakistan A new initiative has been announced to empower young people and strengthen community development and citizens’ engagements, through SMS Technology. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to utilize mobile technology ... Read More »

Hurricane Matthew one month on: More than 600,000 children in Haiti still in need of aid

Hurricane Matthew one month on: More than 600,000 children in Haiti still in need of aid

UNICEF ramps up water, sanitation, health, education and protection services PORT-AU-PRINCE, (Haiti) – One month after Hurricane Matthew pummeled Haiti, nearly 600,000 children remain in need of humanitarian assistance, stalked by disease, hunger, and malnutrition, UNICEF said. “One month after the hurricane, life for more than half a million children in Haiti is still far from back to normal,” said Marc ... Read More »

Pakistan’s education policies failing too many children: GEM Report 2016

Ms. Vibeke Jensen, UNESCO Representative to Pakistan presents the 2016 Global Education Monitoring Report to Mr. Baligh-ur-Rehman, Minister of State for Federal Education

The Education systems must provide people vital skills and knowledge that can find new solutions for environmental problems ISLAMABAD – Pakistan is home to 9% (24 million) of the world’s 263 million out of school children, adolescents, and youth, which is a serious challenge to the country, according to Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report 2016 launched here on September 28, 2016. The report ... Read More »

Nearly 50 million children are refugees or migrants: UNICEF

Refugee children on the border of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia. Photo: UNICEF/Tomislav Georgiev

War and poverty have forced 50 million children around the world from their homes, according to UNICEF. The number of child refugees has doubled in the last decade, the report “Uprooted: The growing crisis for refugee and migrant children” states. Up to 28 million of the children have been uprooted by violent conflict, with nearly as many abandoning their homes in ... Read More »

Pakistan completes first phase of SDG-4 consultation at federal, provincial level

Pakistan completes first phase of SDG-4 consultation at federal, provincial level

The plan of action for Sustainable Development Goals requires the government and relevant stakeholders to act in collaborative partnership to align SDG-4 (Quality Education) for implementation QUETTA (Pakistan) – The final consultation phase-1 on SDG-4 – ‘’the Education 2030’’ concluded in Quetta Balochistan following the successful consultations held in Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Multan. The consultation was organized by ... Read More »

Sir Syed University won Water for Pakistan Football Contest

Sir Syed University won Water for Pakistan Football Contest

The Football tournament was an excellent platform to motivate the young footballers from universities and to raise their voice for better water, better jobs KARACHI – Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) defeated National University of Science and Technology (NUST) PNEC to claim the top prize in Water for Pakistan Football Tournament by UN-Habitat and UNICEF on World Water Day. ... Read More »

Japan contributes $16 million for FATA returnees, Afghan refugees

Afghan children in a refugee camp in Pakistan. Photo by Sebastian Rich Photography

The US$ 16 million grant will support the returnees to FATA as well as education, livelihoods and vocational training opportunities for Afghan refugee youth in Pakistan ISLAMABAD – The Government of Japan has announced a contribution of US$16 million in total to the UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UN World Food Programme ... Read More »

World Children’s Day: UNICEF urges for equal opportunities for every child

ICEF Special Coordinator for the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe, Marie-Pierre Poirier greets children in the UNICEF-supported child-friendly space in Presevo. Photo: UNICEF

ISLAMABAD (Pakistan)  – On Universal Children’s Day, UNICEF has urged the nations of the world to  pay more attention to reduce inequities in opportunity among children within a generation. “Governments and development partners must concentrate on countries and regions with the largest burdens to overcome and the widest equity gaps to close” suggests the report. A new report, For every child, a ... Read More »

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