Tag: United Nations Information Centre

First Step to Productive and Decent Employment

Islamabad: The main flaw of the current TVET system in Pakistan is the disconnect between training and industry, agreed participants of a workshop on developing national expertise in competency standards development. A group of twenty women and men representing public and private sector training authorities including provincial TEVTAs, Vocational Training Institutions, Ministry of Textiles, Saman Zar, Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Youth Development Programme (BBSYDP), Pakistan Readymade Garments Technical Training Institute (PRGTTI), College Of Tourism Hotel Management (COTHM) and others are being […]

Youth of Pakistan: The Ultimate Resource to Shape Country’s Future

Lahore: As the world will be reaching a new milestone of 7 billion population this year, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, has launched a national campaign to highlight the critical role of young population to play in shaping the destiny of the country. This year, the World Population Day kicks off the campaign of “The World at 7 Billion” that will run until 31 October 2011, when the United Nations projects world population will surpass 7 billion. To coincide […]

The Secretary-General Message on World Population Day

Islamabad: In 1989, in its decision 89/46, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that, in order to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues in the context of overall development plans and programmes and the need to find solutions for these issues, 11 July should be observed by the international community as World Population Day. The UN Secretary-General issued the following message on this Day “This year’s World Population Day falls during a […]