What is UNAP ?
The United Nations Association of Pakistan (UNAP) is the people’s movement in support of UNITED NATIONS. Our objective is to fulfill fundamental functions: to maintain international peace and security, to promote development and to uphold human rights around the world. UNA Pakistan offers you the opportunity to be involved in the wide range of issues that confront the United Nations and Pakistan from human rights to peacekeeping, from greenhouse gases to clean water. The main purpose of UNA Pakistan is to promote the objectives of the United Nations and its specialized agencies in Pakistan, by creating awareness among the people about Sustainable Development Goals. To accomplish these objectives, we hold seminars, awareness campaigns, workshops through electronic and print media. The Sustainable Development Goals are as follows:
- No Poverty, No Hunger
- Good Health, Clean Water And Sanitation
- Quality Education, Good Jobs and Economic Growth
- Gender Equality
- Clean Energy
- Protect the Planet and Life Below Water
- Life on Land, Peace and Justice
- Partnerships for the Goals
- Reduced in Inequalities,
- Sustainable Cities and Communities
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2017 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. They have galvanised unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest.
UNA Pakistan strives to focus its programs and activities around the vital concerns of the United Nations, by involving the leadership from all sections of society so as to make them broad based and effective. UNAP maintains close liaisons with government organisations, media and diplomatic missions. UNAP has already created a conducive accredited academic facility and harnessed social circles of the country through numerous activities like lectures, seminars, symposiums, debates, competitions, observance of UN days and exhibitions.
What we do ?
Through the work of our staff, volunteers and members, we campaign and educate to promote the principles of the UN Charter and to support the work of the UN and its agencies. Our head office in Karachi provides policy expertise to support the advocacy work of UNAP members. It maintains an ongoing dialogue with government ministers, parliamentarians and the media on issues relating to the UN.
Education lies at the heart of our work. Only through education and public awareness and pressure can effective, lasting change be achieved. UNAP also provides support and materials for those interested in participating Model UN events and provides resources for people wanting to develop their knowledge of the UN system and activities.