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Special UN Day event in Pakistan on empowering young people

Submitted by our UN Information Centre in Islamabad, Pakistan colleagues

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Interactive Debate for UN Day is Islamabad, Pakistan
When: UN Day, 24 October, from 6-7:30 pm

What are the stories of youth in Pakistan? Can young people afford going to school? Is healthcare a problem for young people? How can the United Nations contribute to empowering young people?

Let’s get the point on reporting on Pakistani youth: their lives, their challenges, their success stories, their hopes. Join an interactive discussion among Pakistani media representatives, students from mass communications universities and representatives of the agencies of the United Nations in Pakistan. The debate will be moderated by Mr. Hamid Mir, GEO TV

How to participate

The event is open to media representatives and students currently enrolled in mass communications programs. If you’re based in Islamabad and vicinity, please email us at unic.islamabad@unic.org to register and get access to the event. If you cannot attend in person, stay tuned for information on live streaming.

Follow UN Secretary-General’s Ban Ki-moon’s Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi’s on Facebook and on Twitter (@AhmadAlhendawi)

Background

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has made working with and for young people a priority of his five-year action agenda. The plan is to address the needs of the largest generation of young people the world has ever known by deepening the youth focus of existing programmes on employment, entrepreneurship, political inclusion, citizenship and protection of rights, and education, including on reproductive health.

United Nations Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.

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