UNDP Pakistan Annual Report 2015

19 Apr 2016

2015 was a year of transition. Globally, a historic agreement was struck by the nations of the world to limit global temperature rise due to climate change to 1.5°C. In 2015 we reached the deadline for the achievement of the MDGs and Pakistan fared unfavourably, achieving none of the goals. With recurrent natural disasters, insecurity, political turmoil, economic instability and lack of sustained leadership, progress on most indicators was limited.

The end of the 15-year MDG effort was the end of one era but also the start of another. At a major summit in September, the SDGs were agreed by the United Nations General Assembly, offering a more holistic approach to ending poverty and deprivation, improving governance and protecting the environment and human rights. Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to achieving the SDGs. The SDGs will be known here as the National Development Goals, and resources have been committed to developing a localized plan for sustainable development. Under the effective, committed leadership of the Government, we at UNDP are proud to be part of the historic effort to achieve these goals.

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