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  • 04 Mar 2013
    Training of more than 360,000 Polling Staff commences in Punjab

    The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) launched its training programme for over 600,000 polling staff in Lahore today in preparation for the upcoming general elections. Over 360,000 polling staff will be trained in Punjab and the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) supported by the UNDP. Training in the other provinces will be supported by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).

  • 26 Feb 2013
    Launch of the National Climate Change Policy

    The National Climate Change policy was launched today by the Government of Pakistan. The policy provides a framework to address the issues Pakistan faces vis-à-vis the phenomenon of climate change. It lays down policy measures for mitigation as well as adaptation for sectors including energy, transport, agriculture and livestock, industries, forestry, water resources, biodiversity, ecosystems with cross cutting themes of disaster risk reduction, human security and gender. It was developed by the Ministry of Climate Change with a wide range of stakeholders and the support of the One UN Joint Programme on Environment supported by UNDP.

  • 12 Feb 2013
    Photo Exhibition on Post Floods Road to Recovery

    A photo exhibition displaying UNDP’s recovery work for the communities affected by the floods in 2010 was held at the National Press Club in Washington DC. These photographs, taken by Satomi Kato, draw attention to the plight of the people who suffered from the devastating floods.

  • 21 Jan 2013
    New UNDP Country Director for Pakistan

    UNDP in Pakistan is pleased to announce the arrival of its new Country Director, Mr. Marc-André Franche. Mr. Franche has spent his professional career working in international development. Prior to his assignment in Pakistan, he was the Deputy Director of UNDP in Haiti, a position he held since 2008. In this capacity, he oversaw an extensive portfolio of projects addressing governance, rule of law reform, improvement of livelihoods and environmental protection. The main focus of UNDP’s programme in Haiti is recovery and reconstruction following the January 2010 earthquake.

  • 17 Dec 2012
    A Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Federal Judicial Academy, UNDP and UNOPS

    A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today between the Federal Judicial Academy (FJA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS) organized by the Legal Empowerment of the Poor (LEP) programme. The Honorable Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Mr. Justice Nasir ul Mulk was the chief guest. The event was attended by senior judges from the superior courts, UN officials and media.

  • 11 Dec 2012
    More top footballers to join UNDP's 10th annual Match Against Poverty

    Geneva - UNDP today announced the addition of more world-renowned footballers – including Samuel Eto’o of Cameroon, Djalma Feitosa Dia of Brazil, Fernando Hierro of Spain and Fernando Couto of Portugal – to the already star-studded team which will play in UNDP’s 10th Annual Match Against Poverty.

  • 05 Dec 2012
    THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY

    As we celebrate the impact of volunteers on our world, let us remember the many places they are needed: in war zones and classrooms, in hospitals and homes – wherever struggling people seek a helping hand. The timeless act of volunteering in the service of others has taken on new dimensions in today’s digital age. Anyone with an Internet connection or a mobile phone can make a difference.

  • 29 Nov 2012
    UNDP opens data on over 6,000 projects in transparency drive

    UNDP today launched a new online portal allowing open, comprehensive public access to data on UNDP's work in 177 countries and territories, fulfilling a commitment to full transparency by 2013 above and beyond international standards.

  • 29 Nov 2012
    Saudi Fund for Development inaugurates a link road in Swat district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in partnership with UNDP

    A three member delegation from the Saudi Fund for Development, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, inaugurated a link road in Village Kot, Tehsil Charbagh, Swat. The sites visited included a link road in village Kot and some community infrastructure schemes in village Jamalabad, Tehsil Chrarbagh, District Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

  • 23 Oct 2012
    Legal Empowerment of the Poor Programme Launches Research Report ‘Voices of the Unheard’

    The Legal Empowerment of the Poor (LEP) programme launched the research report titled ‘Voices of the Unheard’ at the Serena Hotel, Islamabad.The report focuses on demand and supply analysis of service delivery structures and policies related to the rule of law based on extensive primary data collection.

  • 09 Oct 2012
    The Netherlands Government contributes USD 2 million for Strengthening of the Rule of Law Programme in Malakand, KP

    The Netherlands Government and UNDP signed an agreement today regarding the Netherlands’ contribution of USD 2 million in support of the “Strengthening Rule of Law” Programme in Malakand Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). The first preparatory phase was financed by UNDP. For this second phase the Government of Netherlands has allocated a budget of USD 2 million.

  • 24 Sep 2012
    Social Good Summit in NYC Goes Global

    THe Social Good Summit in the U.S. will be taking place in New York City September 22nd to 24th at the 92Y, just ahead of the opening of the General Debate of the 67th Session of the UN General Assembly, where world leaders will convene to tackle major global issues.

  • 18 Sep 2012
    Government of Pakistan and UNDP host National Seminar on Rio+20 and beyond

    The Government of Pakistan in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held a national seminar on Rio+20 and beyond. This seminar was held to discuss Pakistan and the Rio+20 Negotiations Processes, Outcomes of Rio+20, Sustainable Development in Pakistan and Looking Forward Post Rio+20 and 2015.

  • 07 Sep 2012
    Government of Punjab and UNDP launch Punjab Millennium Development Goals Report

    The Planning and Development Department Government of Punjab in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched the Punjab Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) report 2011. This is the first ever report prepared by a UN agency and tracks progress against various MDGs in the province.

  • 27 Jun 2012
    UNDP Goodwill Ambassador visits Thatta, Sindh

    United Nations Development Programme’s National Goodwill Ambassador, Hadiqa Kiani visited communities of district Thatta of Sindh Province and interacted with village women, children, elders and other beneficiaries of UNDP support in restoring their socio-economic conditions with enhanced sustainability and disaster-resilience.

  • 25 Jun 2012
    Rio+20 Legacy: World Centre for Sustainable Development launched by Brazil and UNDP

    As a major and concrete legacy of the Rio+20 Conference, the Brazilian Government announced the creation of Rio+ Centre, the World Centre for Sustainable Development, at a ceremony this morning attended by Izabella Teixeira, Brazil’s Minister for the Environment and Helen Clark, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator.

  • 18 Jun 2012
    PDMA-KP establishes Provincial Emergency Operations Centre at Peshawar

    The Provincial Disaster Management Authority in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, PDMA-KP, inaugurated the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre (PEOC) at PDMA Peshawar.

  • 18 May 2012
    Government of Balochistan and UNDP release Balochistan Millennium Development Goals Report

    The Government of Balochistan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched the first-ever Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Report for Balochistan in Quetta. The Report tracks progress toward the achievement of MDGs at the provincial level.

  • 16 May 2012
    Pakistan among the most vulnerable countries facing climate risks

    Countries in Asia and the Pacific are at a crossroads and must now strike a balance between rising prosperity and rising emissions. Their success or failure will have repercussions worldwide, predicts Asia-Pacific Human Development Report launched here today.

  • 18 Apr 2012
    Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa commits funds for UNDP’s Strengthening Rule of Law in Malakand project

    Chief Minister, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) has granted approval for the allocation of resources to the Strengthening Rule of Law in Malakand (SRLM) Project out of the Annual Development Programme to be commenced from July 2012 till June 2015. Under the cost sharing arrangement, the Government of KPK will allocate PKR 335 Million (25%) while UNDP will provide PKR 1004 Million (75%) for a duration of three years in both cases.