http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/articles2014-07-23T21:52:03.094ZArticlesAdobe CQMESSAGE ON WORLD DAY TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATIONnoemail@noemail.orgtorsum.khanLand degradation, caused or exacerbated by climate change, is not only a danger to livelihoods, but also a threat to peace and stability. The warning signs lie in conflict between pastoralists and subsistence farmers competing for more productive land and communities fighting over increasingly scarce water resources. We see the symptoms of insecurity in global food market volatility, internal displacement and mass migration.http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/06/17/message-on-world-day-to-combat-desertification2014-06-13T07:35:31.078Z2014-06-13T07:35:31.078Z“Civic Education Café” gives students a voice in civic firstname.lastname@example.org In terms of demographics, Pakistan is an exceedingly young country where half the population is estimated to be under the age of 20. Fifty-two of those young people met in Islamabad to voice their opinions and hear the views of other students on what it is that the youth of Pakistan need from civic education programmes and the means with which to reach them. Participants had an opportunity to discuss the importance of civic education, the challenges faced and the role modern technologies play to promote civic education among women and youth.http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/05/30/-civic-education-caf-gives-students-a-voice-in-civic-education2014-06-05T06:15:23.953Z2014-06-05T06:15:23.953ZUNDP launches civic education seminar email@example.comISLAMABAD, 16 May 2014: Civic education, focusing on identifying gaps in the sector and discussing how to fill those gaps, was the topic of a panel discussion hosted by UNDP and UNWOMEN Pakistan. The event, part of an ongoing series, focused on civic education in Pakistan and civic education with respect to women and youth.http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/5/16/undp-launches-civic-education-seminar-series2014-05-29T10:14:24.918Z2014-05-29T10:14:24.918ZBringing Innovation to Educationnoemail@noemail.orgtorsum.khanEducation is one of the priority areas for the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of the MDG Framework. Under MDG 2, countries have committed to provide universal primary education to its people whereas MDG 3 asks for reducing gender disparities in education. As like most of the other MDGs, Pakistan will not be able to achieve MDG 2 and MDG 3 at the current pace of progress.http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/04/16/bringing-innovation-to-education2014-05-29T10:15:53.804Z2014-05-29T10:15:53.804ZThe N-Peace Awards 2014: Pakistan joins the search for inspirational stories of peace in Asianoemail@noemail.orgtorsum.khanThe N-Peace Awards shine a light on the tireless and often unrecognized efforts of both women and men who work with communities across Asia to achieve lasting peace. In its fourth year, N-Peace is excited to announce that Pakistan is joining the N-Peace Awards for the first time! http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/03/26/the-n-peace-awards-2014--pakistan-joins-the-search-for-inspirati2014-03-26T18:26:01.604Z2014-03-26T18:26:01.604Z2014 International Women’s Day Statement firstname.lastname@example.orgThis year’s International Women’s Day theme – Equality for Women is Progress for All – states a simple truth. No country will reach its full potential if its female citizens do not enjoy full equality. As the 2015 end date of the Millennium Development Goals nears, and as discussion on the next global development agenda intensifies, there is strong momentum for achieving development with equity, including by eradicating gender inequality and empowering women and girls.http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/03/07/2014-international-womens-day-statement-2014-03-07T07:05:07.847Z2014-03-07T07:05:07.847ZWorking for Innovative, sustainable development solutions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwanoemail@noemail.orgfatimah.inayetH.E Mr. Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, Ambassador of the European Union Delegation to Pakistan and Mr. Haoliang Xu, UN Assistant Secretary General and Director Regional Bureau of Asia and the Pacific United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) inaugurate the drinking water supply scheme in Village Chowki Drab in Nowshera, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/01/23/working-for-innovative-sustainable-development-solutions-in-khyber-pakhtunkhwa2014-03-03T08:36:48.269Z2014-03-03T08:36:48.269ZSocial Good Summit email@example.comThe Social Good Summit opened today in Pakistan with the theme 2030 Now - how will the world look in 2030 and how can we shape it to improve the lives of those most in need?
The capacity crowd heard panel discussions from a host of dynamic speakers including Ms. Saima Mohsin, CNN Correspondent, Mr. Umar Saif, Vice-Chancellor ITU & Chairman of the Punjab IT Board, Mr. Saad Hamid TEDx Curator Islamabad and Global Shaper at World Economic Forum, Mr. Abrar Mir, Executive Vice President and Group Head Branchless and Mr. Marc-André Franche Country Director, UNDP in Pakistan. The conversation was facilitated by Mr. Raza Rumi, Editor Friday Times and Executive Director, Justice Network.http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/09/24/social-good-summit-kicks-of-in-pakistan2013-09-25T13:40:20.549Z2013-09-25T13:40:20.549ZFuture of Federalism and Democratic Devolutionnoemail@noemail.orgfatimah.inayet the Centre for Civic Education in Pakistan (CCEP) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) organized a dialogue with Pakistan’s mandate-bearing political parties on the Future of Federalism and Democratic Devolution in Pakistan. The aim of this exchange was to understand the perspectives of political parties on federalism and devolved governance following the passage of the 18th Constitutional Amendment, and the monumental shift in the federal architecture of Pakistan brought about by it. http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/08/01/future-of-federalism-and-democratic-devolution2013-09-04T07:33:13.234Z2013-09-04T07:33:13.234ZUNDP's Administrator Helen Clark meets Malala Yousufzainoemail@noemail.orgfatimah.inayetShe has become a beacon of hope for underprivileged girls across the world. Malala Yousufzai, a young Pakistani girl, has become an advocate for educating all children and has defied the odds and death threats from the Taliban. Malala who now lives in the U.K., following attacks on her life in Pakistan, recently addressed the UN assembly. She urged world leaders to change their strategic policies in to address issues of peace and prosperity.http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/07/19/undp-s-administrator-helen-clark-meets-malala-yousufzai2013-09-03T11:42:50.760Z2013-09-03T11:42:50.760ZRule of law empowering people in Malakandnoemail@noemail.orgfatimah.inayetMarc-André Franche, Country Director, UNDP in Pakistan, visited Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to review the activities for the project Strengthening Rule of Law in Malakand.
This project is assisting in promoting the rule of law through provision of support to the justice and security sectors in Malakand division. The activities are currently in place in seven districts of Malakand including upper and lower Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner and Chitral. http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/07/08/rule-of-law-empowering-people-in-malakand2013-09-04T07:28:16.894Z2013-09-04T07:28:16.894ZEU event to extract lessons learned from Pakistan firstname.lastname@example.orgOn 26 June, EU’s Service for Foreign Policy Instruments organized the event The EU and Flood Recovery: Lessons Learnt for the Next Disaster in Pakistan in Brussels. Following the worst floods in Pakistan’s history in 2010, the complex needs of the affected population were addressed through various EU assistance measures. http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/06/27/eu-event-to-extract-lessons-learned-from-pakistan-floods2013-10-30T14:21:15.085Z2013-10-30T14:21:15.085ZPhoto Exhibition on Post Floods Road to Recoverynoemail@noemail.orgfatimah.inayetA 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. http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/02/12/photo-exhibition-on-post-floods-road-to-recovery2013-10-30T09:44:01.974Z2013-10-30T09:44:01.974Z