UNDP enters new partnerships supporting innovative means of increasing accountability
Dec 12, 2017
Islamabad, 12 December 2017 – To mark Anti-Corruption Day celebrated on 9 December, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Pakistan initiated two new agreements to develop innovative solutions to end corruption and increase accountability. The agreements were signed by the Country Director, Ignacio Artaza, representing UNDP Pakistan, and Fayyaz Yasin of Accountability Lab and Syed Raza Ali of the Peace and Justice Network, respectively.
Students celebrate northern Pakistan’s unique biodiversity and cultures on International Mountain Day
Dec 11, 2017
11 December 2017, Islamabad—International Mountain Day was celebrated today at an event organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pakistan, with cultural performances, film screenings and talks about Pakistan’s mountain communities and held at the Pakistan National Council of Arts. The celebration was inaugurated by the Ambassador of Italy, His Excellency Stefano Pontecorvo, under the theme “Mountains under Pressure: Climate, Hunger, and Migration”.
Newsletter Editorial December 2017
Dec 5, 2017
“The future of humanity and of our planet lies in our hands. It lies also in the hands of today’s younger generation who will pass the torch to future generations.” These words lie at the heart of Agenda 2030, the global commitment to achieve sustainable development for all. Young people worldwide have been instrumental in formulating this agenda, and their contributions are now essential to realizing its ambitions.
UNDP partners with Ministry of Interior to organise a Panel Discussion on “Empowering Youth for a Peaceful, Inclusive and Just Pakistan”
Dec 5, 2017
Islamabad, 5 December 2017 – Ministry of Interior and UNDP jointly organized a high-level panel discussion on “Empowering Youth for a Peaceful, Inclusive and Just Pakistan”. The panel discussion provided a platform to bring together key stakeholders to share field experiences, institutional approaches and lessons learned.
The Government of Japan and UNDP sign agreement to help strengthen Pakistan’s electoral processes
Nov 22, 2017
Islamabad, 22 November 2017 – His Excellency, the Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, Takashi Kurai, and the Country Director of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Pakistan, Ignacio Artaza, today signed an agreement to provide US$ 5.9 million over three years (2017–2020) to support the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), and to further strengthen its capacity to hold elections. This project will build upon UNDP’s longstanding commitment to develop the capacity of key democratic institutions including provincial and national assemblies and the ECP itself.
On World Tsunami Day, highly vulnerable Karachi schools conduct evacuation drills
Nov 7, 2017
Students, government officials, civil society organizations and UN agencies came together today to commemorate World Tsunami Day (officially celebrated on 5 November) by holding a tsunami school evacuation drill and cleaning the shoreline near their settlements. Supported by a regional United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) project to improve preparedness for tsunamis in 18 countries, this is part of five school-based awareness trainings and evacuations in Karachi’s vulnerable coastal areas.
USAID, UNDP, and FATA Secretariat Launch PKR 1.6 billion ($15 million) FATA Economic Revitalization Program
Oct 31, 2017
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the FATA Secretariat inaugurated the FATA Economic Revitalization Program today at an event in Peshawar. Representatives from USAID and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed the PKR 1.6 billion (US$ 15 million) award for building sustainable livelihoods in three FATA agencies – South Waziristan, North Waziristan and Khyber –affected by insecurity and displacement.
Pakistan Launches Strategy to Improve Climate Finance Management, While New Report Highlights Climate Budget Allocations
Oct 16, 2017
As the world prepares for the United Nations climate change summit (COP 23) in Bonn, Germany next month – Pakistan has unveiled a strategy to align its climate action with its financial management systems. This aims to make existing responses to the challenges and opportunities posed by climate change more effective, and positions the country to better engage in negotiations and resource mobilization at the international level.
Microsoft Pakistan collaborates with UNDP for youth-development
Oct 13, 2017
Microsoft Pakistan, a global leader in technology and innovation, has recently signed an MOU in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The primary objective of this partnership is to complement each other's efforts to benefit the youth of Pakistan as well as the broader community.
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