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  • 04 Mar 2015
    The Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms and UNDP Collaborate to Promote Key Governance Reforms at Federal and Provincial levels

    Islamabad, 4 March, 2015: The Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms of Pakistan signed today an agreement for US$ 11.6 million with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support implementation of key governance reforms at federal and provincial levels. UNDP would contribute US$ 7 million whereas the Government of Pakistan's share is US$ 4.66 million.

  • 02 Mar 2015
    UNDP prepares for National Human Development Report on Pakistan’s youth

    About 64 percent of the country’s population is below 29 years of age. Pakistan’s youth is a critical force for shaping human development in the country. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Pakistan set out its vision and aims for Pakistan’s National Human Development Report (NHDR) 2015 on youth.

  • 02 Mar 2015
    DFID-Pakistan for empowerment of women

    Richard Montgomery, head of British Department for International Development Pakistan (DFID Pakistan) has reminded that it is important for both men and women to have a conversation on men’s role in addressing the challenges facing women and how they can assist in women empowerment.

  • 02 Mar 2015
    Artful Initiative: UNDP Pakistan proudly sponsors Lahore Literature Festival 2015

    UNDP Pakistan joined the Government of Punjab, a number of embassies and consulates, education institutions and the corporate sector to support the annual Lahore Literary Festival. I attended the Festival for the third year in a row along with many colleagues.

  • 01 Mar 2015
    BHC holds conference on International Women’s Day

    The British High Commission (BHC) in Islamabad on Saturday hosted a conference in advance of International Women’s Day. The conference focused on women’s empowerment and the importance of supporting women in achieving their potential.

  • 01 Mar 2015
    UNDP to launch report on youth

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Pakistan will initiate a study and publish a National Human Development Report 2015 on the youth that will highlight key policy recommendations for national and sub-national governments with objective of tracking challenges faced by the country’s younger generation.

  • 27 Feb 2015
    USAID, AmanTech and UNDP provide vocational training to empower Pakistani youth

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), AmanTech, and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) signed an agreement to work together to improve access to and quality of vocational training.

  • 26 Feb 2015
    By the Youth, For the Youth - UNDP prepares for the National Human Development Report on Pakistan’s youth

    The report covers three drivers of youth empowerment – education, employment and engagement - with the objective to track the challenges faced by the young people in Pakistan and improve the policy landscape.

  • 05 Feb 2015
    Grassroots Governance: Progress and Challenges in the Election of Local Governments

    “Point six-six (.66) should be rounded up,” the trainer insisted, “You must be very clear on it with your returning officers – or the members may raise objections.” The District Electoral Commissioners meeting in a local hotel in Quetta city jotted down notes and tapped out the exercises on their cell phones to make sure they were clear. Simple issues like rounding can mean the difference between success and failure in elections.

  • 30 Jan 2015
    UNDP urges poll system enjoying voters’ trust

    ISLAMABAD: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in an analysis on electoral reforms in Pakistan has observed that ‘appointing a new chief election commissioner and investigating the previous elections is not sufficient’.

  • 23 Jan 2015
    Launch of Report "Scan of Law and Policies Affecting Human Rights, Discrimination and Access to HIV and Health Services by Key Populations in Pakistan"

    UNDP Pakistan in collaboration with the UN Country Team and the National Aids Control Programme of Pakistan (NACP) launched a report focusing on laws and policies that will enable a more effective response to HIV and promote access to health services.

  • 23 Jan 2015
    UN wants policies concerning response to HIV revised

    ISLAMABAD: The United Nations has urged Pakistan to revise and adopt laws and policies in order to effectively respond to HIV disease and promote and protect human rights of people, particularly vulnerable groups.

  • 22 Jan 2015
    The Balochistan Development Forum highlights challenges and growth opportunities

    The Balochistan Development Forum 2015, a two-day conference on development-focused dialogue between the Balochistan government and development partners, was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Nawaz Sharif, on 19 January in Islamabad.

  • 21 Jan 2015
    CM promises institutional reforms in Balochistan

    ISLAMABAD: Reforms and changes in the laws and rules of business was a necessary step to fully deliver the benefits of the fiscal devolution under the 18th Amendment, said Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Mohammad Malik while addressing the concluding session of the two-day Balochistan Development Forum organized by the Chief Minister Policy Reform Unit here on Tuesday.

  • 21 Jan 2015
    Balochistan CM for amending laws

    ISLAMABAD - Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch has said that reforms and changes in the laws as well as rules of business were vital for optimal reaping of benefits of fiscal devolution under the 18th Constitutional Amendment.

  • 21 Jan 2015
    Reko Diq to be a game changer: Sartaj

    Advisor to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said that Pak-China Econo-mic Corridor will usher an era of economic development along with employment opportunities in Balochistan. Speaking as chief guest at the concluding session of a two-day Balochistan Development Forum organized by Balochistan government in collaboration with the UNDP to attract investment in the province, Aziz said the government is focusing on resolving the issues pertaining to Reko Diq project, which is going to prove a game changer for the country, especially in terms of prosperity and development of Balochistan.

  • 21 Jan 2015
    Reforms needed to avail benefits of fiscal devolution, says CM Balochistan

    ISLAMABAD: Reforms and changes in the laws and rules of business are a necessary step to fully deliver the benefits of the fiscal devolution under the 18th amendment, said chief minister Balochistan Dr. Mohammad Malik while addressing the concluding session of the two-day Balochistan Development Forum organised by the Chief Minister Policy Reform Unit here on Tuesday.

  • 21 Jan 2015
    Balochistan deprived of devolution benefits: CM

    ISLAMABAD: Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch has said his province remains under­privileged because benefits of the 18th Amendment are not being passed on to it.

  • 21 Jan 2015
    Devolution of power: Balochistan accuses Centre of trampling on its rights

    ISLAMABAD: Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Malik Baloch accused the federal government of violating the letter and spirit of the Constitution by overstepping its authority and encroaching on matters that should fall under the jurisdiction of the provincial governments, an accusation made unusual by the fact that the ruling party in Islamabad and Dr Malik’s National Party are coalition partners in Quetta.

  • 20 Jan 2015
    Efforts on to ensure Balochistan uplift: PM

    ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said Balochistan lagged behind in socio-economic development owing to neglect in the past, adding both federal and provincial governments were now taking measures to ensure growth and peaceful environment in the province.