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PNMH, UNESCO to preserve endanger dolphin specie in Pakistan

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Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH) in collaboration with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) started a project to save blind dolphins in Indus water for one year. “It is among endanger dolphin species in Pakistan, to preserve it cooperative effort has been launched”, said Director General PMNH, Dr. Muhammad Rafique. He informed […]…Read More

UNESCO honours global champions of ocean science

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THE OTHER honorees recognized for their efforts to build greater capacity and international cooperation on ocean science included: Argentina; Morocco; Portugal; Nippon Foundation and the UN Environment’s #CleanSeas campaign. All these ocean science champions were honoured through a special event at the UN Ocean Conference designed to highlight IOC’s first Global Ocean Science Report, which […]…Read More

First status report regarding ocean sciences globally published by UNESCO

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Ocean sciences are running by a small number of manufacturing countries although collecting data and taking the measure of the ocean’s health is a global importance considering the economic and environmental stakes involved, according to the Global Ocean Science Report, assembled by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission. The Report advocates increased investment into research and calls […]…Read More

ICCBS becomes UNESCO Centre for Excellence Category-2 Institute

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article image KARACHI-The International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi, has become UNESCO Centre for Excellence Category-2 Institute’. This is an honor for the country, says a spokesman of the ICCBS on Friday. The newly admitted students of M. Phil. and Ph.D. program-2016 are welcomed to the world class institutions. The successful students owned the opportunity to be the part of this internationally famous research …Read More

PMD, UNESCO promote coop on flood management

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: UNESCO in collaboration with Japan and Pakistan Meteorological department (PMD) has recently organized a two-day international workshop aimed at standardizing procedures for Transboundary Rivers in the context of flood forecasting, to strengthen the flood early warning system and management capacity of Pakistan here Tuesday. The two-day international workshop is part of UNESCO’s Strategic Strengthening of Flood Early Warning and Management Capacity of Pakistan’…Read More

Dr. Zabta made UNESCO commission member

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: UNESCO has selected Dr. Zabta Khan Shinwari as member of its World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology COMEST. The COMEST, established in 1998, has had a prominent voice in this debate, fulfilling its mandate as an independent advisory body that utilizes the collective intellectual power of its eminent members to provide guidance on these important ethical issues to UNESCO, the scientific community, decision makers and the public at large…Read More

UNESCO prize to help promote ethics in science: Dr. Zabta

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: At a time when major chowks and market places in Paris were decorated with portraits of Prof Zabta Khan Shinwari from Pakistan for winning the prestigious UNESCO Avicenna Prize 2015, he was busy delivering lecture at Quaid-i-Azam University and holding meetings with fellow scientists for promotion of ethics in science. Minister of State, Baligh-ur-Rehman, who was also in Paris at that time made a phone call to Prof. Shinwari and said, "You are there in Pakistan…Read More

Unesco assisting in developing flood warning system

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Unesco, PCRWR and PMD have jointly organised a two-day international workshop aimed at setting up a common understanding and direction for river modelling data requirements. The workshop is part of the Unesco’s Strategic Strengthening of Flood Early Warning and Management Capacity of Pakistan" Project, phase 2 which was launched in March 2015. Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Inomata, who was the chief guest, commended the immense efforts of Unesco, PCRWR,…Read More

MOIT and PSEB organize workshop on ICTs for development with UNESCO Chair in ICT4D

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article image PREES RELEASE: Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) and Ministry of IT organized a full day workshop on effective use of ICTs for development with Professor Tim Unwin, UNESCO Chair in ICT4D, at National IT Board in Islamabad. The workshop included four sessions on local content development, collaboration with international research partners, competition policy, and emerging business models. The opening session included speeches from Professor Tim Unwin, UNESCO Chair in ICT4D, Mr. Azmat Ali…Read More

UNESCO assisting in developing flood warning system

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: UNESCO, PCRWR and PMD have jointly organised a two-day international workshop aimed at setting up a common understanding and direction for river modelling data requirements. The workshop is part of the UNESCO’s Strategic Strengthening of Flood Early Warning and Management Capacity of Pakistan" Project, phase 2 which was launched in March 2015. Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Inomata, who was the chief guest, commended the immense efforts of UNESCO, PCRWR, JICA for…Read More