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.
Newsletter Editorial March 2018
Mar 28, 2018
In Pakistan, UNDP embarked upon the “China South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund for the Recovery Project in FATA and Balochistan” earlier this year. This is a ground-breaking partnership between Pakistan, China and UNDP to help some of Pakistan’s most vulnerable communities establish strong foundations for a peaceful and prosperous future. Through this collaboration, in FATA, 8,100 families returning home after years of displacement are provided assistance to re-establish their lives in the critical first months after return.
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.
- Japan and UNDP partner to support displaced people from FATA Mar 7, 2018
New research shows major efforts are required to enhance women’s representation in Pakistan’s civil service
Mar 1, 2018
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) jointly released a study of women’s representation and access to decision-making roles in the civil service under UNDP’s global Gender Equality in Public Administration (GEPA) initiative at a launch event today. The study found that societal barriers remain to women’s representation and advancement in the civil service. The recommendations of the study will support the Government of Pakistan and its development partners to develop evidence-based programming to address barriers to gender equality in public administration.
Mountaineer Samina Baig is UNDP’s National Goodwill Ambassador for Pakistan
Feb 26, 2018
Renowned mountaineer Samina Baig was appointed the National Goodwill Ambassador for Pakistan by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today. The first Pakistani woman to have climbed Mount Everest, Ms Baig will lead efforts to build national awareness and partnerships around the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly those related to climate change, environmental protection and women’s empowerment.
EU UNDP Partnership
Feb 21, 2018
The EU and UNDP are partnering in nearly 140 countries to deepen democratic governance, prevent or recover from conflict and natural disasters, build resilience and adapt to climate change. Ongoing 217 projects worldwide worth Eur 1.1 billion. Thanks to the partnership, millions of people around the world have access to justice and public services, enjoy the right to vote, and have recovered from crisis.
Paradigm shift in growth policy as research shows economic inequality is harmful for sustainable growth
Feb 19, 2018
A report titled “Inclusive and Sustainable Development: Analytical Basis and Policy Framework” was launched today by the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The report, authored by eminent Pakistani economist Dr Akmal Hussain, overturns long-standing beliefs to show that economic inequality is harmful for long-term sustainable growth. The report’s findings will be instrumental in shaping policy directions in the coming years.