Developing local solutions to create a lasting impact in Tharparkar District
May 17, 2018
With over 64 percent of Pakistan’s total population below the age of 30, this collaboration between the Government of Sindh, UNDP and Thar foundation will also lay the ground for young people in Tharparkar district to develop necessary skills and provide them opportunities for employment. The localisation efforts aim to cater to some of the most marginalised segments of the population — including youth, minorities, and women — striving to leave no one behind. Building a better future for all in Sindh province requires addressing multiple high priority SDGs— including; Good Health and Well-being, Quality Education, Clean Water and Sanitation, Affordable and Clean Energy, Zero Hunger, and Decent Work and Economic Growth — to ensure social, economic and environmental integration in all policies. This example of converting Islamkot into a model SDG administrative division by developing innovative synergies will help provide a platform to achieve Agenda 2030 in Sindh province.
Board of Investment and United Nations Development Programme partner to pioneer Impact Investing in Pakistan
May 14, 2018
In efforts to augment the impact investment ecosystem in Pakistan and introduce Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)-aligned financing, United Nations Development Programme in Pakistan (UNDP) will support Board of Investment (BOI) in exploring the establishment of Pakistan’s first Impact Investment Fund. The fund will be aligned with the Government’s Vision 2025 Roadmap and is an essential step in helping Pakistan achieve its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Youth and Politics in Pakistan
May 11, 2018
Political participation by citizens is the cornerstone of all successful democratic societies. This is especially important in countries with large youth populations as young people’s involvement in the democratic process is instrumental for creating peaceful, vibrant, and responsive political structures. However, the mere existence of electoral politics does not translate into effective youth participation; in fact, this should be complimented with recognized representative bodies of young people to provide them with constructive platforms to participate in or influence the democratic process. Pakistan has seen a gradual disintegration of political space for vocal young people to become career politicians or to present their demands before democratically elected representatives.
Youth hold dialogue with mainstream political parties to shape 2018 election manifestos
May 3, 2018
UNDP Pakistan and PILDAT organized a Youth Dialogue with Political Parties on Inclusion of Youth Issues in Political Manifestos for 2018 Elections in which representatives of ten major political parties of Pakistan engaged with youth representatives in a robust discussion on how political parties could shape their 2018 election manifestos to reflect youth’s priorities and aspirations.
UNDP Pakistan launches the Pakistan National Human Development Report 2017 – Unleashing the Potential of a Young Pakistan
May 2, 2018
ISLAMABAD 2nd May 2018 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pakistan launched its National Human Development Report (NHDR) – Unleashing the potential of a Young Pakistan. This report seeks to understand Pakistan’s human development challenges and opportunities from the prism of youth. It focuses on how to improve human development outcomes – by empowering young people, addressing the root causes of the obstacles they face, and by proposing innovative ways to surmount these challenges.
UNDP and WFP jointly hold the closing ceremony of the Pakistan-China Recovery Initiative for the crisis-affected population of FATA and Balochistan
Apr 23, 2018
A ground-breaking collaboration between the United Nations, the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of Pakistan has helped the people affected by natural disasters and displacement in Balochistan and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
The Government of Pakistan and the United Nations in Pakistan sign the UN Sustainable Development Framework
Apr 11, 2018
The Government of Pakistan and the United Nations in Pakistan signed the UN Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF), also known as the One Programme III (OP III) 2018-2022 in a ceremony held in the Economic Affairs Division, Islamabad. Secretary EAD and United Nations Resident Coordinator signed the document along-with other UN agencies working in Pakistan.
UNDP, the Government of Pakistan and Accountability Lab Launch Sustainable Development Goal 16 Innovation Challenge
Apr 5, 2018
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Government of Pakistan- through the Young Peace and Development Corps (YPDC) and the Accountability Lab Pakistan today launched the country’s first Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) 16 Innovation Challenge. The Innovation Challenge is a month-long competition through which young Pakistanis can submit creative ideas related to issues of peace, justice, and accountability. Twenty finalists will be selected from around the country for a two-day workshop in Islamabad to develop and pitch their ideas, after which winners will be supported by UNDP and the Accountability Lab Pakistan.
US$ 2.5 million project launched for the continuation of education in South Waziristan and Kurram Agencies
Mar 28, 2018
The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has approved the allocation of US$ 2.5 million for the continuation of the children’s education in the areas of return in South Waziristan (Serwakai, Sararogha and Tiarza tehsils) and Kurram (Lower, Central and Upper tehsils) agencies of FATA, Pakistan.
Transforming ideas into action – Understanding the Multi-Dimensional Poverty Index
Mar 26, 2018
To support continued research in the field of multidimensional poverty for improved policy making, UNDP has organized a training session on the MPI in collaboration with the Ministry of Planning Development and Reforms (MoPDR) and Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). The five-day training is being delivered by Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) to a group of participants from relevant ministries, provincial and regional line departments including Bureau of Statistics, UN Agencies, and selected public universities.