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  • 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
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 21 Feb 2012
    Government of Pakistan and the United Nations Launch Floods 2011 Early Recovery Framework

    The Government of Pakistan and the United Nationsare working together to support the millions ofpeople affected by the 2011 floods in Sindh and Balochistan, to recover their livelihoods after the devastating 2011 floods.

  • 14 Feb 2012
    UNDP and NUST held roundtable conference on human development

    The National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Islamabad office held a Roundtable on Human Development at its Islamabad campus.

  • 30 Jan 2012
    EU and UNDP supported Command, Control and Communication Centre in PDMA inaugurated.Centre to provide critical communications in the event of a disaster

    In the presence of the Chief Minister Punjab, H.E. Shahbaz Sharif, Ambassador, Head of Delegation,European Union H.E Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qadir, Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Mr. Toshihiro Tanaka, Country Director, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Command, Control and Communication Centre at the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Punjab was inaugurated today.

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