United Nations Pakistan is empowering youth for the promotion of peace and harmony in the country
On the occasion of its 70th anniversary, United Nations has initiated UN Wall campaign which is specially designed for young people of Pakistan and aims at gaining their support for disseminating the values of the United Nations throughout their schools, colleges and universities.
“This is an unprecedented opportunity for having the youth showcase a positive image of their country through their active engagement giving them a chance to play their part in the 70th founding anniversary celebrations of the United Nations” according to UN official statement.
The campaign relies on the collaboration with educational institutions. Schools and universities are supporting the UN Wall project by allowing their students to dedicate one or more prominent walls on their premises by writing key messages on the values of the United Nations, provided by United Nations Information Centre (UNIC).
The messages, available in both English and Urdu, focus on education, gender equity, hunger, climate change, health, peace and tolerance, volunteerism and other priority areas of the United Nations in Pakistan.
Students’ creativity plays a crucial role for the making of the UN Wall. All educational institutions joining the campaign will be listed in an interactive map that will be shared globally in the context of the UN 70 celebrations.
The UN wall campaign is supporting to empower youth for the promotion of peace and harmony in the country. In the past couple of years, Pakistani young people have been increasingly involved in many projects including the visit of Secretary-General’s Envoy for Youth in June 2014 and two youth forums.
Photo courtesy: UNIC Pakistan