UNDP helps bring climate change into the Federal Budget for 2016–2017Jun 20, 2016Pakistan ranks 10th in the world in terms of long-term risks due to climate change. With its high rate of multidimensional poverty, and a large proportion of the population dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods, it is essential that the effects of climate change be part of every aspect of policy and planning. Now, for the first time in Pakistan’s history, climate change has become an integral part of the national budget through its inclusion in the Budget in Brief.
Pakistan’s new poverty index reveals that 4 out of 10 Pakistanis live in multidimensional povertyJun 20, 2016Pakistan’s first ever official report on multidimensional poverty was today launched by the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform. The report details Pakistan’s official Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) which was earlier published in the Economic Survey of Pakistan 2015–2016. The report has been compiled with technical support from UNDP Pakistan and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford.
With UNDP support, Peshawar mayor joins the regional conversation on innovative solutions to urban problemsJun 9, 2016On 9 June 2016, representatives from cities across Asia-Pacific came together in Seoul, Republic of Korea, in the UNDP-SMG Cities Innovation Exchange sessions organized as part of the International Urban Policy Forum for the SDGs. At this event, UNDP and the Seoul Metropolitan Government jointly launched a historic network for some of the region’s most dynamic cities: City-I-LEAPS, which is designed to help cities learn from each other, design and share innovations, and create vibrant urban environments.
Pakistan held its first National Steering Committee meeting for Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL)May 16, 2016SE4ALL is the global initiative of United Nations, which is underpinned by its three main goals: universal access to energy, doubling the rate of energy efficiency and conservation and doubling the share of renewable energy in the overall energy mix. Pakistan has become one of the 120 countries that have pledged to fulfill these goals by 2030, by addressing the nexus between energy and health, women, food, water and other development issues are at the core of every country’s development agenda.
UNDP: Fastest Population Shift in History Means Make or Break for Asia-PacificApr 26, 2016Long-term planning now can bring unprecedented growth and tackle poverty, conflict and migration
- First National Conference on community based paralegals held in Islamabad by UNDP Pakistan, Rural Support Programmes Network (RSPN) Pakistan, European Union. Insightful discussion with panelists ranging from legal and development professionals to entrepreneurs highlighting the need for an integrated paralegal system by including a systematic legal framework within communities. Read details about some of the ongoing projects here: http://bit.ly/1bRP4Oz 7 hours ago
- First National Conference on community based paralegals held in collaboration with UNDP Pakistan European Union Rural Support Programmes Network (RSPN) Pakistan underway in Islamabad. Integration of Paralegal Framework into communities serves #justiceforall and aids in development. Panelists discussing Global Development of Paralegals, and the challenges Pakistan faces in governing rule of law. For details see: http://bit.ly/1bRP4Oz 12 hours ago
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