ISLAMABAD, Sep 18 (APP):United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) organized a two-day multi-stakeholder conference on Media and Information Literacy (MIL) for prevention of violent extremism.

The two-day moot “Ba-Shawoor Shehri, PurAmn Pakistan” was held in collaboration with nformation for All Programmes (IFAP) and civil society partner Media Matters for Democracy here in capital on Wednesday.

The conference recommended engagement with education system, teachers and students to confront extremism, said a news release.

Addressing the participants, UNESCO Representative for Pakistan Ms. Vibeke Jensen said, “UN General’s strategy and plan of action on hate speech, UNESCO’s guidelines on Media and Information Literacy for policy makers and teachers and the many valuable suggestions made by all of you give us a good starting point and policy direction and we intend to make use of this guidance here in Pakistan”.