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  • 21 May 2015
    Civic Engagement in the Local Government Act, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province

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  • 29 Apr 2015
    Important Reforms Made in Cantonment Board Elections

    Another critical step in the realization of decentralization and local government was taken on 25 April with the conduct of cantonment board elections. The cantonment board polls are now the second group of local elections to take place following the conduct of local bodies’ elections in Balochistan. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will hold elections on 30 May, and elections in Punjab, Sindh, and the FCT should take place soon after.

  • 27 Apr 2015
    NOMINATIONS now open for #NPeaceAwards! Nominate your peace hero

    UNDP Pakistan became a member of the N-Peace Network in 2014. N-Peace is a multi-country network of peace advocates in Asia working on the advancement of women and peace issues. The network is coordinated by UNDP’s Regional Hub and supports women's leadership for conflict prevention, recovery, peacebuilding and more. Other countries that are part of the network include Nepal, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Myanmar and the Philippines.

  • 26 Apr 2015
    CPNE-UNDP media training workshop continues for second day

    PESHAWAR: The three-day media training workshop on decentralisation of powers to the federating units in the wake of 18th amendment, organised by the Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) and UNDP, got underway here on Friday with Chief Minister Khyber Pakthunkhwa, Pervaiz Khattak in the chair, continued for the second day.

  • 17 Apr 2015
    Akkakhels start leaving Jalozai camp for home

    LANDI KOTAL: The repatriation of the internally displaced persons of Bara, currently residing at Jalozai camp in Nowshera district, was finally started on Thursday. On the first day of repatriation, 66 Akkakhel families returned to their area after spending nearly six years at the camp. “The returning families are simply overjoyed as they were issued Voluntary Return Forms (VRF) along with ATM cards which guarantee them cash amount of Rs10,000 for the journey and an immediate cash grant of Rs25,000,” a jubilant Najib Jan told Dawn by his mobile phone from Jalozai camp.

  • 16 Apr 2015
    Strengthening Disaster Risk Reduction

    On 18 March, the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) culminated in the official adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030). UNDP was actively engaged in this process, both in the months of development leading up to it and at the WCDRR itself

  • 08 Apr 2015
    Displaced people from Waziristan, Khyber start returning home

    ISLAMABAD: People temporarily displaced from Waziristan and Khyber Agency have started returning home, and by July about 600,000 of them would be back in their areas in Fata. Moreover, policies will be formulated to make the residents of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) more responsible citizens of Pakistan.

  • 08 Apr 2015
    Strategy for IDPs’ safe return launched

    PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan on Tuesday launched first Fata Sustainable Return and Rehabilitation Strategy, which aims at ensuring progressive and sustainable sending back of all displaced persons.

  • 08 Apr 2015
    KP Governor launches rehabilitation strategy for TDPs

    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan Tuesday launched first-ever FATA Sustainable Return and Rehabilitation Strategy which aims at ensuring progressive and sustainable return of entire Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs).

  • 08 Apr 2015
    The Government of Balochistan and UNDP launch knowledge sharing platform on youth empowerment

    Quetta- (31 March 2015) UNDP sub office Quetta in collaboration with planning and development department Government of Balochistan (GoB) jointly launched a knowledge sharing platform.

  • 07 Apr 2015
    Finding a fix for FATA

    The multiple, interlocked and exceedingly complex problems of Fata are never going to be resolved at a single stroke. Both houses of parliament have agreed binding resolutions for reform and a road map has now appeared, and it deserves a cautious welcome. The government has prepared the “Fata sustainable return and rehabilitation strategy” and perhaps, the first matter to note is that the document does not pretend to have all the answers or address some of the questions either — and in that sense displays a refreshing honesty. It also provides a reasonably good picture of the scale of the problems across the seven agencies and the damage to the area and its infrastructure, which is very considerable. The ballpark figure for the implementation of the strategy is $120 million — which is almost certainly an underestimate

  • 07 Apr 2015
    The Government of Pakistan launches the FATA Sustainable Return and Rehabilitation Strategy

    The FATA Secretariat, with technical support from UNDP, has developed the FATA Sustainable Return and Rehabilitation Strategy, which aim to ensure the progressive and sustainable return of the entire TDP population to FATA. To encourage their safe, voluntary return, this comprehensive strategy aims to establish an enabling environment in TDPs’ areas of origin in FATA.

  • 06 Apr 2015
    Roadmap to FATA: Rehabilitation strategy to be presented today

    PESHAWAR: After binding resolutions for reforms in Fata from both houses of Parliament, the government will formally present the ‘FATA sustainable return and rehabilitation strategy’ for IDPs to donors in Islamabad on Tuesday (today).

  • 02 Apr 2015
    Tribal youth receive skill training

    LANDIKOTAL: The Fata Secretariat, in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), distributed certificates and toolkits among tribal youths on completion of a three-month skills training course on Wednesday.

  • 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 ( 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: or follow @JawanPakistan or on FB:

  • 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.