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Media Update: United Nations Pakistan, 19 November 2021

19 November 2021

This Media Update includes: 

  • UNICEF - MEDIA ADVISORY : 30 monuments to turn blue across Pakistan on Saturday night
  • UNDP - PRESS RELEASE : UNDP, INL and KP Police Inaugurate the Joint Police Training Center Phase-II




21 November 2021

Every 24 seconds a life is cut short because of a road traffic collision.

The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is a time to reflect on the tragic deaths of millions of people.

This year’s theme highlights the importance of reducing traffic speeds to prevent death and serious injury – in particular of young women and men at the start of their adult lives, pedestrians and other vulnerable road users such as children, older persons and persons with disabilities.

I urge every country, company and citizen to support local and global efforts to make roads safer, especially in low- and middle-income countries where more than 90 per cent of the world’s road fatalities occur.  I also encourage all Member States to accede to United Nations road safety conventions and implement whole-of-society action plans – and urge all donors to scale up much-needed financial and technical contributions through the United Nations Road Safety Fund.

As we look ahead to next year’s High-level meeting of the UN General Assembly to improve road safety, let us remember that every one of us has a role to play in keeping roads safe.

Today and every day, let us commit to make roads safer for everyone, everywhere.





30 monuments to turn blue across Pakistan on Saturday night


This Saturday night, 30 iconic landmarks and monuments will turn blue in Pakistan to celebrate World Children’s Day and UNICEF’s 75th anniversary.

Monuments will go blue in Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Quetta, Ziarat and Peshawar.

This initiative is led by the Federal Ministry of Human Rights, UNICEF and partners, to mark Pakistan’s collective commitment to child rights.

Pakistan has set a world record in the number of buildings turning blue on 20 November since 2019. Since 2018, buildings, monuments and landmarks across the world have turned blue to mark World Children’s Day as part of a global initiative led by UNICEF.

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has been working tirelessly for child rights all over the world since 1946. UNICEF opened its first office in Karachi in 1948, in the year following Pakistan’s independence.


High resolution photos from monuments lit up last year are available here:   Go Blue Campaign
Photos of monuments lit up this Saturday night will be shared as soon as available.

For more information, please contact:

UNICEF Pakistan
Arsalan Khalid,, +92 333 525 1175
Abdul Sami Malik,, +92 300 855 6654

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, to build a better world for everyone. For more information about UNICEF and its work for children, visit and For more information about COVID-19, visit Find out more about UNICEF’s work on the COVID-19 vaccines here,


ہفتے کی رات کو پاکستان کی 30 یادگاری عمارات کا رنگ نیلا کردیا جائے گا۔

اس ہفتے کی رات، پاکستان کی 30 تاریخی اور یادگاری عمارات کا رنگ نیلا کردیا جائے گا۔ یہ تبدیلی بچوں کا عالمی دن اور یونیسف کی 75 ویں سالگرہ منانے کے لئے عمل میں لائی جائے گی۔

 اسلام آباد، کراچی، لاہور ، کوئٹہ ، زیارت اور پشاور میں تاریخی و یادگاری عمارات کا رنگ نیلا کردیا جائے گا۔

 اس اقدام کی قیادت وفاقی وزارت برائے انسانی حقوق، یونیسف اور دیگر شراکت دار کریں گے اور اس   کا مقصد بچوں کے حقوق کے تحفظ کے لئے اجتماعی عزم کا اظہار ہوگا۔

پاکستان نے 20 نومبر کی رات زیادہ سے زیادہ عمارتوں کا رنگ نیلا کرکے 2019 سے عالمی ریکارڈ قائم کیا ہے۔ 2018 سے دنیا بھر میں عمارات ، یادگاریں اور تاریخی مقامات بچوں کا عالمی دن منانے کے لئے نیلے کردیے جاتے ہیں اور اس عالمی اقدام کی قیادت یونیسف کرتا ہے۔

 اقوامِ متحدہ کا بچوں کا فنڈ (یونیسف) 1946 سے دنیا بھر کے بچوں کے لئے انتھک جدوجہد میں مصروف رہا ہے۔ یونیسف نے پاکستان کے قیام کے ایک سال بعد 1948 میں اپنا پہلا دفتر کراچی میں کھولا تھا۔  

گذشتہ برس یادگاری عمارتوں کی نیلے رنگ میں تصاویر یہاں دسیتاب ہیں۔

    Go Blue Campaign

ہفتے کی رات نیلے رنگ میں نہائی ہوئی عمارتوں کی تصاویر بہت جلد یہاں دستیاب ہوں گی۔

 مزید معلومات کے لئے رابطہ کریں:

یونیسف پاکستان

ارسلان خالد

ای میل:

فون نمبر: +92 333 525 1175

عبدالسمیع ملک

ای میل:

فون نمبر: +92 300 855 6654

 یونیسف کے بارے میں

یونیسف دنیا کے مشکل مقامات میں کام کرتے ہوئے دنیا کے سب سے زیادہ محروم بچوں تک رسائی حاصل کرتا ہے۔ دنیا بھر کے 190 ممالک میں ہم ہر جگہ ہر بچے کے لئے کام کرتے ہیں تاکہ ہر ایک کے لئے ایک بہتر دنیا کا قیام ممکن ہوسکے۔ یونیسف اور بچوں کے لئے اس ادارے کے کام کے بارے میں مزید جاننے کے وزٹ کریں  اور۔

کووڈ 19 کے بارے میں مزید معلومات کے لئے وزٹ کریں:

کووِڈ 19 ویکسین کی فراہم کے سلسلے میں یونیسف کے کام کے بارے میں مزید جاننے لئے یہاں کلک کریں یا پھر یونیسف کے مامون کاری(ویکسینیشن) کے کام کے سلسلے میں مزید جاننے کے لئے یہاں کلک کریں۔ ٹویٹر، فیس بک اور انسٹا گرام پر یونیسف کو فالو کریں۔





UNDP, INL and KP Police Inaugurate the Joint Police Training Center Phase-II

Nowshera, 19th November 2021—The newly constructed Phase-II of the Joint Police Training Center (JPTC) Nowshera was inaugurated by Inspector General of Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mr. Moazzam Jah Ansari, U.S. Consul General Peshawar Mr. Richard H. Riley, and UNDP Resident Representative Mr. Knut Ostby in Nowshera, yesterday.

Spread over 88 acres, Phase-II of the center has doubled the capacity of JPTC. This phase includes an academic block, barracks, a quarter guard, multipurpose hall, an assembly hall, health care centre, separate hostels, and residences for both men and women officers.

The construction of JPTC Phase-II also included an additional Academic Block for 500 students, a hostel for 60 officers, another barrack for 200 students and an additional floor of the Quick Response Force building, which were not of the initial plan.

The American Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Section (INL) Director Mr. Mark A. Tervakoski said that this facility will help in developing a more effective, professional and a transparent criminal justice system. “Since 1989, INL has provided over 292 million USD in aid and military assistance to Pakistani law enforcement agencies. United States will continue to support capacity building and training of the law enforcement sector across the country.”

“Today marks yet another step in the longstanding partnership between the United States of America and Pakistan. This facility is a result of the efforts of Unites States, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government and UNDP’s working together to achieve the same objective; increasing security and prosperity for the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Newly Merged Districts”, said U.S. Consul General Peshawar Mr. Richard H. Riley.

Speaking at the occasion, UNDP Resident Representative Mr. Knut Ostby said that the Joint Police Training Center is now a state of the art training facility of the KP Police. “UNDP will support the KP Police to provide specialized trainings to 2000 police personnel from the Newly Merged Districts in 2022 and 2024. These trainings enable them to deliver services in an effective manner. I want to especially emphasize the importance of women in police. I appreciate INL and KP Police for developing a facility that has offers an enabling environment to women police officers”.

JPTC is a remarkable addition to police force because it provides specialized training facilities to meet the challenging training needs of KP Police men and women.

For additional information, please contact Ayesha Babar at  or +92 (51) 835 5650

Media Update: United Nations Pakistan, 19 November 2021

UN entities involved in this initiative

United Nations
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Children’s Fund

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