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  • 25 Nov 2014
    Discussing federalism: Canadian, German federations a lesson for Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan, Germany, Canada and America have certain similarities in their federalism but every society has its own problems and traditions. The spirit of federalism is fresh in Pakistan which needs debates among politicians to harmonise the system.

  • 22 Nov 2014
    World Peace Mushaira: A poetic homage to tranquility

    MINGORA: To reinforce the district’s perseverance in what has been a path of recovery from turbulent times over the last five years, Swat hosted a World Peace Mushaira on Friday.

  • 06 Nov 2014
    Japan assists Pakistan, WHO RAHA strengthens KP and FATA Health sector

    Islamabad: WHO RAHA program handed over ambulances, medical and diagnostic equipment to the health departments of KP and FATA donated by the people of Japan in a ceremony organized at the WHO country office in Islamabad. The ceremony was attended by senior officials from the federal and provincial governments, health development partners, UN agencies and the Embassy of Japan.

  • 28 Oct 2014
    18th Amendment: Study group to facilitate devolution process

    ISLAMABAD: The National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research (NIHCR) at Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) on Monday launched the Pakistan Study Group on Federalism in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 25 Oct 2014
    Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa: CM vows to make province a development model

    ISLAMABAD: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak has assured international development partners and donor agencies that the government will ensure transparency and quality in the execution of development projects to make the province a model for the country.

  • 24 Oct 2014
    CM meets donors in Islamabad today

    PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is set to take stock of its development policy implementation in a high-level meeting to be held in Islamabad today (Friday). Chief Minister Pervez Khattak will chair the meeting, to be attended among others by bilateral and multilateral development partners, including the DFID, World Bank, ADB, USAID, Canada, EU, JICA, Germany and UN agencies.

  • 24 Oct 2014
    Public participation in budget-making stressed

    KARACHI: Pakistan must test out the concept of participatory budgeting to give voice to the poor segments to enhance the effectiveness and impact of budgets, said a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) publication launched on Thursday.

  • 24 Oct 2014
    Development Advocate Pakistan: Not much thought goes into budget-making

    KARACHI: Did you know that the annual budget in Pakistan is debated in parliament for roughly 15-20 days while India’s legislature sets aside at least 75 days for the same job every year?

  • 24 Oct 2014
    Asian female peace leaders honoured: UNDP to hold ceremony in Bangkok; winners come from six countries

    THE United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will honour female peace advocates from six Asian countries today at the N-Peace (Engage for Peace, Equality, Access, Community and Empowerment) Awards 2014.

  • 23 Oct 2014
    UNDP official advocates participatory budget at local level

    KARACHI: United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Pakistan, launched its third issue of 'Development Advocate Pakistan: on the theme of the Political Economy of the Budget' at a local hotel here on Thursday.

  • 23 Oct 2014
    Foreign help: Displaced persons of North Waziristan to get job training

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) plan to impart employable skills training and employment facilitation to 200 women and men from North Waziristan Agency who are temporarily residing in Bannu District due to the ongoing military operation in the agency.

  • 22 Oct 2014
    UNDP and ILO will Impart Employable Skills to North-Waziristan Families

    UNDP and ILO will impart employable skills training and employment facilitation to 200 women and men from North-Waziristan Agency who are temporarily residing in District Bannu due to ongoing ‘Operation Zarb-e-Azab’. An agreement between the two UN Agencies was signed today in Islamabad under UNDP’s ‘Community Resilience Project for NWA Displaced Families’.

  • 18 Oct 2014
    Germany, UNDP pledge 1m euros for IDPs

    ISLAMABAD: Germ­any and the United Nations Development Prog­­r­­a­mme (UNDP) have pledged 1million euros for return and rehabilitation of Internally Displaced Persons of North Waziristan.

  • 18 Oct 2014
    Germany, UNDP partner to support displaced persons

    ISLAMABAD: German Ambassador to Pakistan Cyrill Nunn and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director in Pakistan Marc Andre Franche signed an agreement of one million euros at the German Embassy here on Friday to support the rehabilitation and return of displaced persons from the North Waziristan Agency of FATA.

  • 17 Oct 2014
    Germany, UNDP partners to support IDPs with 1mn euros

    ISLAMABAD: Cyrill Nunn, German Ambassador to Pakistan, and Marc-Andre Franche, Country Director of UNDP in Pakistan here on Friday signed an agreement of 1 million euros at the German Embassy to support the rehabilitation and return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan Agency.

  • 17 Oct 2014
    Germany and UNDP partner to support displaced persons with one million euros

    The partnership between Germany and UNDP aims to help the provincial and district authorities to manage the emergency situation and prepare for the return and rehabilitation process. The measures will directly benefit the affected people by working with both the displaced persons and the host communities to improve social cohesion, access to basic services and increase livelihood opportunities. The acquired skills will make the displaced persons more self-reliant during the displacement period and give them the means to participate actively in the return and rehabilitation phase.

  • 16 Oct 2014
    UNDP highlights the Role of Technology in Strengthening Democracy in Pakistan

    In collaboration with the Government of Australia and the European Union, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized a three-day conference on the role of technology in strengthening democracy.

  • 14 Oct 2014
    Opening Remarks UNDP Conference: The Role of Technology in Strengthening Democracy: Opportunities and Challenges

  • 03 Oct 2014
    Technology and Strengthening Democracy: Opportunities and Challenges

    Inspirational examples from Pakistan and around the world of pioneering approaches to improve civic participation, strengthen governance, and ensure electoral integrity, will be a central feature of this event, enriching the discussion on the potential for modern technology to be leveraged to enhance governance standards in Pakistan.

  • 01 Oct 2014
    Govt to hold donors moot to seek funds

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan would hold a donors conference soon to seek international financing for the rehabilitation of the flood affected areas of the country, as the floods have destroyed the crops, livestock and infrastructure