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Poverty Reduction

  • Area Development Programme in BalochistanArea Development Programme in BalochistanThe Area Development Programme Balochistan project is a community-based development programme. The objective of the project is to contribute to poverty reduction and food security through increased incomes and productive assets in the target areas.

  • Strengthening Poverty Reduction Strategy MonitoringStrengthening Poverty Reduction Strategy MonitoringThe Project aims at strengthening institutional capacities of public officials for (i) results-based monitoring and evaluation of Poverty Reduction Strategy at federal and provincial levels, (ii) gender responsive planning and budgeting, (iii) Improving pro-poor public resource allocation and spending, (iv) improving contribution of public officials in informed decision making at policy level to make policies more gender responsive and (v) improving the tracking system for pro-poor expenditure to enhance gender responsive resource allocation and planning processes.

  • Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas ProgrammeRefugee Affected and Hosting Areas ProgrammeRefugee Affected and Hosting Areas (RAHA) is a Joint Programme Component within the UN Delivering as One. This project aims at ensuring peaceful coexistence of Afghan refugees, who are well documented, with the local communities until the situation in Afghanistan becomes conducive to their return. The programme also aims at strengthening the Government of Pakistan's governance and public service delivery.

  • Mountains and Markets: Biodiversity & Business in Northern AreasMountains and Markets: Biodiversity & Business in Northern AreasThis project uses voluntary certification of non-timber forest products as a tool to promote biodiversity conservation and strengthen existing conservation efforts with innovative market-based mechanisms. The project develops community and institutional capacity for certified production of biodiversity-friendly non-timber forest products in Northern Pakistan and stimulates market demand for these products thereby creating new economic incentives for conservation.

Democratic Governance

  • Strengthening Electoral and Legislative ProcessesStrengthening Electoral and Legislative ProcessesThe project was set up following a request by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to the United Nations for electoral assistance. The project takes an electoral cycle approach supporting the periods before, during and after elections. The two phases of the project are Phase I: pre-elections and elections and Phase II: post-elections.

  • Strengthening Rule of Law in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ProvinceStrengthening Rule of Law in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ProvinceThe project is assisting in promoting the rule of law through provision of support to the justice and security sectors in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province. The rule of law programme aims to improve and deepen on-going efforts to secure peace and stabilization through enhancing justice and sectarian processes. Assistance is being provided for institutional and capacity development to rule of law institutions to ensure effective and speedy provision of justice and security services.

  • Decentralization and Local GovernanceDecentralization and Local GovernanceThe project is aiming to contribute to strengthening the democratic processes and institutions at the federal, provincial and local levels that are responsive and accountable to citizens, and effective in equitable service delivery.

  • Governance Reforms and Innovation Governance Reforms and Innovation This initiative provides support to the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform for public sector reforms and innovation for improved performance and service delivery, citizen’s satisfaction and reducing multi-dimensional.

Crisis Prevention and Recovery

  • Community Resilience in MalakandCommunity Resilience in MalakandThe project aims to promote peace building and social cohesion in crisis affected areas through the rehabilitation of community basic infrastructure and to improve access of affected communities to basic services and facilities by restoring and rehabilitating community physical infrastructure.

  • Disaster Risk Management SupportDisaster Risk Management SupportDue to the crucial need for mainstreaming disaster risk reduction in Pakistan, the project was initiated to support the government and other stakeholders in drafting a five year programme under the UN One Programme-II (OP-II). The project aims to formulate a disaster risk management programme and provide operational and technical support to the national, provincial and district disaster management authorities.

  • FATA Recovery ProgrammeFATA Recovery ProgrammeThe Early Recovery Assistance Framework (ERAF) is designed to effectively respond to the needs of the dislocated population of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), with primary focus on restoring social, physical, institutional and economic systems in the region.

  • Youth Employment and Social CohesionYouth Employment and Social CohesionThe Youth and Social Cohesion Project (YSCP) relies on a holistic approach based on community mobilization, capacity development, recreational activities, and small scale infrastructural support in some of the most deprived and conflict prone areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to reduce local youth’s vulnerability to violence and conflict. The project is also conducting research, developing an open source incident mapping platform, and promoting knowledge and experience sharing between concerned stakeholders to facilitate informed policies and actions on peace building and conflict resolution in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

  • Youth Empowerment ProgrammeYouth Empowerment ProgrammeMore than 31% of Pakistanis are aged between 15 and 29 years. This ‘youth bulge’ provides unique opportunities for the country’s social and economic uplift whereby the latent potential of young people can be harnessed by providing openings for growth and personal development. Unfortunately, lack of youth focussed development in Pakistan has made young people vulnerable to violence and conflict, a situation exacerbated by the volatile security situation in the country.

Women's Empowerment

  • Electoral Cycle Support to the Election Commission of PakistanElectoral Cycle Support to the Election Commission of PakistanThe project was set up following a request by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to the United Nations for electoral assistance. The project takes an electoral cycle approach supporting the periods before, during and after elections. The two phases of the project are Phase I: pre-elections and elections and Phase II: post-elections.

  • Strengthening Rule of Law in Khyber PakhtunkhwaStrengthening Rule of Law in Khyber PakhtunkhwaThe project is assisting in promoting the rule of law through provision of support to the justice and security sectors in Malakand, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province. The rule of law programme aims to improve and deepen on-going efforts to secure peace and stabilization through enhancing justice and sectarian processes. Assistance is being provided for institutional and capacity development to rule of law institutions to ensure effective and speedy provision of justice and security services.

Environment and Climate Change

  • Reducing Risks & Vulnerabilities from Glacial Lake Outburst FloodsReducing Risks & Vulnerabilities from Glacial Lake Outburst FloodsIn Partnership with the Ministry of Climate Change and Pakistan Metrological department, Government of Pakistan, the project seeks to develop the human and technical capacity of public institutions & local communities to understand and address immediate glacial lake outburst flood risks in Gilgit & Chitral District. A glacial lake outburst flood is a type of outburst flood that occurs when the dam containing a glacial lake fails.

  • Sustainable Land Management to Combat DesertificationSustainable Land Management to Combat DesertificationThe project aims to combat land degradation & desertification in Pakistan in order to protect and restore degraded ecosystems and essential ecosystem services that are key to reducing poverty. Phase-I has been designed to implement United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and for combating land degradation & desertification in Pakistan with the involvement of key stakeholders.

  • Mountains and MarketsMountains and MarketsThis project uses voluntary certification of non-timber forest products as a tool to promote biodiversity conservation and strengthen existing conservation efforts with innovative market-based mechanisms. The project develops community and institutional capacity for certified production of biodiversity-friendly non-timber forest products in Northern Pakistan and stimulates market demand for these products thereby creating new economic incentives for conservation.

  • Promoting Sustainable TransportPromoting Sustainable TransportThis project aims to provide technical assistance to reduce the growth of energy consumption & related greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector in Pakistan, while simultaneously improving urban environmental conditions and trade competitiveness. It is helping in improving urban environmental conditions including air quality, urban mobility and city aesthetics as well as enhancing energy security.

  • Strengthening the Governance of Climate Change Finance to Benefit the Poor and Vulnerable in South AsiaStrengthening the Governance of Climate Change Finance to Benefit the Poor and Vulnerable in South Asia

  • Comprehensive Reduction and Elimination of Persistent Organic Pollutants in PakistanComprehensive Reduction and Elimination of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Pakistan

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Photographs: Refugee Affected & Hosting Areas Programme - Balochistan
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Refugee Affected & Hosting Areas Programme initiatives in Pishin, Balochistan
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Photographs: Empowered Women in Elections 2013
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Inauguration of Pakistan's First Mobile Court
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Dialogue with Political Parties on Federalism & Democratic Devolution

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European Union Funded Initiatives for RAHA in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province
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Inauguration of Judicial Academy Research Wing, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province
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Government of Japan & UNDP support the Election Commission of Pakistan for Elections 2013

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Pakistan One UN Programme Annual Report
Pakistan One UN Programme Annual Report

Pakistan's One UN Programme (OP I) was signed on 4 February 2009 in the presence of the UN Secretary General and the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Initially for a two-year period from 2009 to 2010, OP I was extended until December 2012 by mutual agreement of the Government of Pakistan and the UN.

 

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