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  • 19 Mar 2015
    United Nations in Pakistan urges Government to reinstate moratorium on the death penalty

    The United Nations in Pakistan expresses deep concern at the increasing number and pace of executions in the country since December 2014, and at the Government’s recent announcement that it has now withdrawn its moratorium on the death penalty for all cases, not only those related to terrorism. It has also been reported that among those executed there are persons who were minors when the offence was committed. According to some estimates, there are more than 8,000 prisoners on death row.

  • 18 Mar 2015
    Pakistan’s most important asset is its youth

    As UNDP Pakistan next National Human Development Report (https://vimeo.com/122077096) will analyze only 1 in 10 of youth are in stable employment – out of these, 36% spend more time searching for a job than actually doing one. And unemployed youth are not only a lost development opportunity but also exposes them to radical and criminal groups. See what we are doing here: http://nhdr.undp.org.pk/ or follow @JawanPakistan or on FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pakistan-Youth-NHDR/

  • 17 Mar 2015
    Japan contributes US$16.21 million to benefit families displaced from FATA and Afghan refugees in Pakistan

    Islamabad, 17 March 2015: The Government of Japan today announced that it has disbursed US$16.21 million in total to UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN-Habitat (the UN Human Settlements Programme), UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and World Food Programme (WFP) to support their efforts benefitting people who had fled their homes due to security operations in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Afghan refugees living in Pakistan.

  • 08 Mar 2015
    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark Statement on International Women’s Day

    This week, the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which remains the world’s best blueprint for achieving gender equality and empowering women. The review of this visionary roadmap, adopted at the Fourth World Conference for Women in 1995, is an opportunity to celebrate the world’s progress toward ensuring the rights and opportunities of women and girls, and also to renew and reinvigorate commitments to achieve gender equality.

  • 05 Mar 2015
    Key governance reforms: Pakistan, UNDP sign $11.6 million agreement

    The Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms here on Wednesday signed an agreement for $11.6 million with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support implementation of key governance reforms at federal and provincial levels. The UNDP would contribute $7 million whereas the Government of Pakistan's share is $4.66 million, says a statement issued by the Ministry of Planning.

  • 05 Mar 2015
    Govt, UNDP ink $11.6m agreement for key governance reforms

    The Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms on Wednesday, signed an agreement for $11.6 million with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support implementation of key governance reforms at federal and provincial levels, over four year period.

  • 05 Mar 2015
    Accord with UNDP for $11.6m reforms project

    ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms on Wednesday signed $11.6 million agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support implementation of key governance reforms at federal and provincial levels.

  • 05 Mar 2015
    UNDP to put public sector back into shape with $ 11.6m

    The Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms of Pakistan on Wednesday signed an agreement for US$ 11.6 million with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support the implementation of key governance reforms at the federal and provincial level.

  • 05 Mar 2015
    Governance reforms: Planning ministry, UNDP sign $11.6m agreement

    ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms signed an $11.6-million agreement on Wednesday with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in a bid to support the implementation of key governance reforms at the federal and provincial levels, according to a statement.

  • 05 Mar 2015
    Governance reforms: Planning ministry, UNDP sign $11.6m agreement

    ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms signed an $11.6-million agreement on Wednesday with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in a bid to support the implementation of key governance reforms at the federal and provincial levels, according to a statement.

  • 04 Mar 2015
    The Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms and UNDP Collaborate to Promote Key Governance Reforms at Federal and Provincial levels

    Islamabad, 4 March, 2015: The Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms of Pakistan signed today an agreement for US$ 11.6 million with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support implementation of key governance reforms at federal and provincial levels. UNDP would contribute US$ 7 million whereas the Government of Pakistan's share is US$ 4.66 million.

  • 02 Mar 2015
    DFID-Pakistan for empowerment of women

    Richard Montgomery, head of British Department for International Development Pakistan (DFID Pakistan) has reminded that it is important for both men and women to have a conversation on men’s role in addressing the challenges facing women and how they can assist in women empowerment.

  • 02 Mar 2015
    UNDP prepares for National Human Development Report on Pakistan’s youth

    About 64 percent of the country’s population is below 29 years of age. Pakistan’s youth is a critical force for shaping human development in the country. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Pakistan set out its vision and aims for Pakistan’s National Human Development Report (NHDR) 2015 on youth.

  • 02 Mar 2015
    Artful Initiative: UNDP Pakistan proudly sponsors Lahore Literature Festival 2015

    UNDP Pakistan joined the Government of Punjab, a number of embassies and consulates, education institutions and the corporate sector to support the annual Lahore Literary Festival. I attended the Festival for the third year in a row along with many colleagues.

  • 01 Mar 2015
    BHC holds conference on International Women’s Day

    The British High Commission (BHC) in Islamabad on Saturday hosted a conference in advance of International Women’s Day. The conference focused on women’s empowerment and the importance of supporting women in achieving their potential.

  • 01 Mar 2015
    UNDP to launch report on youth

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Pakistan will initiate a study and publish a National Human Development Report 2015 on the youth that will highlight key policy recommendations for national and sub-national governments with objective of tracking challenges faced by the country’s younger generation.

  • 28 Feb 2015
    HeforShe Campaign launches in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The British High Commission in partnership with the UK’s Department for International Development, UN Women and UNDP Pakistan jointly hosted an event for International Women’s Day where the HeforShe campaign was officially launched in Pakistan. The HeforShe campaign is an international movement to get men involved in working towards achieving gender equality.

  • 27 Feb 2015
    USAID, AmanTech and UNDP provide vocational training to empower Pakistani youth

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), AmanTech, and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) signed an agreement to work together to improve access to and quality of vocational training.

  • 26 Feb 2015
    By the Youth, For the Youth - UNDP prepares for the National Human Development Report on Pakistan’s youth

    The report covers three drivers of youth empowerment – education, employment and engagement - with the objective to track the challenges faced by the young people in Pakistan and improve the policy landscape.

  • 05 Feb 2015
    Grassroots Governance: Progress and Challenges in the Election of Local Governments

    “Point six-six (.66) should be rounded up,” the trainer insisted, “You must be very clear on it with your returning officers – or the members may raise objections.” The District Electoral Commissioners meeting in a local hotel in Quetta city jotted down notes and tapped out the exercises on their cell phones to make sure they were clear. Simple issues like rounding can mean the difference between success and failure in elections.