World Environment Day

Since the first celebration in 1974, the World Environment Day has helped UNEP to raise awareness and generate political momentum around growing concerns such as the depletion of the ozone layer, toxic chemicals, desertification and global warming. The Day has developed into a global platform for taking action on urgent environmental issues. Millions of people have taken part over the years, helping drive change in our consumption habits, as well as in national and international environmental policy.

‘Connecting People to Nature’, the theme for World Environment Day 2017, implores us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the Earth that we share.

For more information, please visit:

http://worldenvironmentday.global/en/about/connecting-people-nature

Violence against women and girls have many faces. Verbal abuse is one form of violence that might not always be visible to others, but can deeply affect a person’s physical and emotional well-being.

Stop Verbal Abuse!

Video produced as a collaboration between the Delegation of the European Union to Pakistan, Potohar Organization for Development Advocacy & UN Women Pakistan.

The soundtrack is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)
Artist: www.hanszimmer.com
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srrAm9Eiqcw&feature=youtu.be

 

25799580126_a996f7cc21_kPAKISTAN’S CHALLENGES: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS 2015-2030

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets were formally adopted by the UN member states during the SDGs Summit at the UN on 25-27th September 2015. Pakistan is one of the first countries in the world to have adopted the SDGs through a unanimous resolution of the parliament. The 17 SDGs aim to leverage the linkages between economic development and human well-being to improve the situation of People (human development), Planet (environment), Prosperity (economic development and poverty alleviation), Peace (peaceful and tolerant societies) by 2030.

The Dawn newspaper is running a special series on the SDGs to explore the significance of achieving each one of them, and what it means for Pakistan.

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