Showing posts with label United Nations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label United Nations. Show all posts

Saturday, March 7, 2020

IWD 2020 highlights gender equality

By Bushra Askari 
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

Women’s rights and gender equality have started taking the centre stage as this year’s theme for International Women’s Day ‘I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights’ makes waves all over the world on the eve of the big day on March 8.

The United Nations (UN) Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, has highlighted 2020 as the year for gender equality, having urged everyone to tackle the persistent barriers against gender equality. 

“2020 presents an unprecedented opportunity to turn things around for current and future generations of women and girls,” she remarked. 

She has remained confident about her agency’s Generation Equality campaign to deliver game-changing results to advance equality for women and girls. 

The UN agencies have been working proactively to advance gender equality in every nook and corner of the globe.

The Generation Equality campaign has been bringing together people of every gender, age, ethnicity, race, religion and country in order to drive actions that will create the gender-equal world. 

The UN has pledged to further mobilize its resources to end gender-based violence, having called for economic justice and rights for all. They desire to incorporate technology and innovation for gender equality and feminist leadership. 

This International Women’s Day, the UN Women’s multi-generational campaign, Generation Equality, brings together past and present advocates to demand gender equality in this generation. 

2020 has also been recognized as milestone year for gender equality as besides being the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Conference, the year will feature 64th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, Generation Equality Forum in Mexico in May, and France, in July and high-level meeting of the 75th General Assembly on gender equality in September. 

This year will also celebrate 20th anniversary of Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security in October, the Sustainable Development Goals five-year milestone and the 10th anniversary of UN Women.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

SSUET delegation participates in UN event

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

A delegation of 10 students of the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi, participated first time in an event organized by the alumni of the University of Karachi University. 

Maria from Bio-Medical Engineering got Senior Mention and Momin Naqvi from Computer Engineering got Honorary Mention titles. 

The SSUET Registrar, Syed Sarfraz Ali, alongwith Advisor to Chancellor, Siraj Khilji, with his team, visited the event on its second day at Hotel Regent Plaza where they interacted with the various delegations and the organizers who were appreciated for their efforts in holding such an event. 

"The Sir Syed University will extend full support for organizing such events in future,” Sarfraz Ali assured while Siraj Khilji invited the KUMUN organizers to visit the university and make collaborative efforts in establishing the MUN SSUET Chapter.
In Model UN, students step into the shoes of ambassadors from UN member states to debate current issues on the organization's vast agenda. 

The student delegates in Model UN prepare draft resolutions, plot strategy, negotiate with supporters and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and intensely navigate the UN's rules of procedures, as applied in the respective UN bodies, all in the interest of mobilizing international cooperation to resolve problems that affect almost every country on earth. 

All delegates have to obey these rules of procedure, which are a simplified version of those used in the real UN conferences. The sessions of the committees are led by chairs and co-chairs. 

Before playing out their ambassadorial roles in Model UN, the students research global problems to be addressed, drawn from today's headlines. 

The Model UN participants learn how the international community acts on its concerns about topics including peace and security, human rights, the environment, food and hunger, economic development, and globalization. 

The Model UN delegates also look closely at the needs, aspirations, and foreign policy of the countries they represent at the event.