Umair Mushtaq was selected by UNESCO to attend 3rd Youth Leadership Workshop, happened in Republic of Korea, from 28 May to 3 June 2017. He was selected as young leader from Pakistan amongst other 53 young leaders from 42 countries for the Global Citizenship Education workshop. In Pakistan, he used theater as a tool to mobilize and engage young people in discussions about peace, sustainable development and global citizenship.

Currently he is leading a youth empowerment Tamasha YESPeace, an extensive program aims to empower youth through theater and performing arts, on the key issues of peace, conflict resolution and diversity.

Third Youth Leadership Workshop on Global Citizenship Education (GCED) was organized by the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) in partnerships with Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity and GCED Youth Network was designed to be a catalyst for action on global citizenship. Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity started in 2001 and organized by the Jeju Development Institute is an annual event.

Starting with the sessions on ‘Introduction of GCED’ by Director CHUNG Utak and Office of Education and Training, various workshops under the main theme of “Deepening the Understanding of GCED Advocacy” were held by the GCED Youth Network.  This intensive workshop was designed perfectly well to empower young leaders to take initiatives at local level. From workshop sessions to cultural night fun, from discussions in groups to individual counseling, outdoor activities to indoor food table discussion; every single moment was memorable and opportunity to learn and grow.


 Published in Young Nation Magazine on July 22, 2017