http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/articles2014-10-16T22:02:26.147ZArticlesAdobe Experience ManagerTechnology & Strengthening Democracy: Opportunities and Challengesnoemail@noemail.orgtorsum.khanInspirational examples from Pakistan and around the world of pioneering approaches to improve civic participation, strengthen governance, and ensure electoral integrity, will be a central feature of this event, enriching the discussion on the potential for modern technology to be leveraged to enhance governance standards in Pakistan.http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/10/03/technology-strengthening-democracy-opportunities-and-challenges2014-10-13T04:20:02.722Z2014-10-13T04:20:02.722ZNew Regional Police Training Centre strengthens Rule of Law in Khyber Pakhtunkhwanoemail@noemail.orgfatimah.inayetDemocratic governance depends on the respect and enforcement of the rule of law. To ensure this, UNDP assists the judiciary, and supports legal aid and citizens’ access to justice. In partnership with the KP Government, the Netherlands and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, UNDP is strengthening rule of law through community and institutional level interventions. A joint mission of international development partners visited Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province and interacted with the communities in Swat and Peshawar. http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/09/26/new-regional-police-training-centre-strengthens-rule-of-law-in-khyber-pakhtunkhwa2014-09-26T10:10:49.260Z2014-09-26T10:10:49.260ZHEC-UNDP Fellowship Programmenoemail@noemail.orgtorsum.khanThe Higher Education Commission in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched the Indigenous HEC-UNDP Fellowship program which offered 12 fellowships to scholars interested in undertaking research on (i) Federalism & Inter-Governmental Relations in Pakistan, (ii) 18th Constitutional Amendment, (iii) Fiscal Federalism and (iv) Decentralization & Local Government in Pakistani HEC recognized Universities/Degree Awarding Institutes.http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/09/24/hec-undp-fellowship-programme2014-09-24T10:25:31.992Z2014-09-24T10:25:31.992ZExperts call for concrete actions on climate change in Pakistan Climate Summit Pakistan looks at risks and firstname.lastname@example.orgIn a prequel to the Global Climate Change Summit hosted by the UN Secretary-General on Tuesday in New York, experts gathered in Islamabad for the Climate Summit Pakistan on Monday. The event brought together representatives of academia, international organizations, government, the private sector and civil society to discuss Pakistan’s vulnerability to climate change and to some of its extreme manifestations like floods and droughts.http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/09/24/experts-call-for-concrete-actions-on-climate-change-in-pakistan-2014-09-24T11:54:02.161Z2014-09-24T11:54:02.161ZNew Media and Citizen Engagement in the largest ever Social Good Summit in Pakistannoemail@noemail.orgtorsum.khanThis year, meetups focused on the theme of "Connecting for Good, Connecting for All" - what we can do today to make sure technology and new media benefit people in developeding as well as developed countries? In Pakistan, we highlighted the brilliant work of those who were making an impact and trying to change the world. The summit in Pakistan focused on the use of technology and new media to increase voice and citizen engagement. The discussion highlighted how technology and new media are driving tangible innovation for a better world. The participants discussed questions including How are technology, innovation, and new media being leveraged for social good in your community? What are the obstacles to progress? What needs to happen? http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/09/23/new-media-and-citizen-engagement-in-the-largest-ever-social-good-summit-in-pakistan2014-10-13T04:25:29.051Z2014-10-13T04:25:29.051ZGilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly passes Local Government Act email@example.comThe Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly unanimously passed Local Government Act 2014 on 18 August. The Act was drafted by a Select Committee nominated by the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly. UNDP and Gilgit-Baltistan Policy Institute provided technical support to the Committee throughout the process.http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/08/18/gilgit-baltistan-legislative-assembly-passes-local-government-act-20142014-10-13T04:32:38.862Z2014-10-13T04:32:38.862ZBy the Youth, for the Youthnoemail@noemail.orgtorsum.khanThe goal of Pakistan’s NHDR 2015 is to chart the opportunities and obstacles for youth in Pakistan today. In so doing the report will seek to identify how best to realize the potential of young people within the context of human developmenthttp://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/08/12/by-the-youth-for-the-youth2014-10-13T04:35:30.992Z2014-10-13T04:35:30.992Z“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