UNESCO has a distinct comparative advantage and is uniquely positioned to support the Government and people living in Pakistan at different levels and through different interventions. In collaboration with its stakeholders and partners, UNESCO provides integrated policy support, contributes to capacity-building at provincial and national levels, acts as a coordinating and convening entity, promotes international and regional cooperation, exchanges of knowledge, and partnership, compiles and disseminates best-practices and advice, as well as conducts advocacy and awareness-raising in areas of UNESCO’s mandate and its fields of expertise.
The Government of Pakistan is fully committed to implementing SDG4. UNESCO supports the implementation through four pillars of intervention:
Pillar 1: Sector-wide Education Policy, Planning, and Coordination.
Pillar 2: Increasing access to and improving the quality of education in Pakistan.
Pillar 3: Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE)
Pillar 4: Heritage Education
Under the framework of the National Policy for Culture, UNESCO focuses its interventions on strengthening national authorities in their ability to safeguard and promote Pakistan’s national heritage, culture and creative industries, and museums. Activities that safeguard and promote cultural diversity, peacebuilding, gender equality, sustainable tourism, and cross-cultural understanding in Pakistan are undertaken in relation to the 1954, 1970, 1972, and 2003 Conventions, which Pakistan is a signatory Member State of.
UNESCO supports the implementation through four pillars of intervention:
Pillar 1: Tangible Heritage, Sustainable Protection and Management
Pillar 2: Intangible Cultural Heritage
Pillar 3: Museums and Creative Industries
Pillar 4: Heritage and Sustainable Development
Through its different lines of work in the field of natural sciences, UNESCO promotes environmental sustainability through Biosphere Reserves and GeoParks, through Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) activities, as well as through Natural Resource Management and towards fostering policies and capacity building in science, technology, and innovation for sustainable development. UNESCO supports the implementation through three pillars of intervention:
Pillar 1: Promotion of Environmental Sustainability through Biosphere Reserves, GeoParks, and Integrated Water Resource Management
Pillar 2: Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
Pillar 3: Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI)
Communication and Information
Through its different lines of work in the field of communication and information, UNESCO promotes peace and intercultural dialogue, access to information, as well as gender equality and the self-expression and participation of women, youth, and members of marginalized communities, strengthening pluralism and public debate in Pakistan. UNESCO supports the implementation through three pillars of intervention:
Pillar 1: Access to Information
Pillar 2: Supporting Media Development
Pillar 3: Gender and Media