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Leveraging Technology for Human Development

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development puts forward an integrated, broad and ambitious plan for global action on sustainable development. With such ambitious targets, the need for innovative and…  


UNDP Pakistan partners with Startup Fori Mazdoori to connect millions of youth to jobs online and jobs for the future

UNDP and Fori Mazdoori have partnered to strengthen the digital backbone of Pakistani labour market. The Fori initiative helps connect workers with potential employer through online services. Fori…  


Tedx Islamabad – The Future is Young!

Pakistan is a young country. 64 percent of the country’s population is under the age of 29, with some 30 percent between the ages of 15 and 29. The recently launched National Human Development Report…  


Transforming ideas into action – Understanding the Multi-Dimensional Poverty Index

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…  


Youth Building Peace

The United Nations recognizes the invaluable role of young people as agents of change, progress, and development. This role is celebrated every year on the International Youth Day; an occasion to…  


Without sustainable land management, Pakistan faces major risks from desertification

Millions of Pakistanis depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. With almost 80 percent of the country’s area consisting of arid or semi-arid land, however, much of Pakistan’s agricultural land is…  


Advancing partnerships for human development

For the past quarter century, development initiatives have been framed around the belief that the wealth of a nation is not exclusively measured through economic indicators, but through the wellbeing…  


Suppliers Development Programme: Master Foods, Swat

Known for its high-quality fruit production, the orchard-rich Swat valley is home to some of the country’s leading fruit processing industries. Companies therefore have access to fresh raw material…  


International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day (IVD) is observed annually on 5 December. Originally designated as such by the United Nations in 1985, it celebrates the power and potential of volunteerism to raise…  


Sustainability certifications open new markets for Pakistani pine nuts

The Mountains and Markets project supported by UNDP and the Global Environment Facility helps protect the rich biodiversity of the Hindu Kush, Karakorum and western Himalayan mountain ranges, which is…  

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