PAYMENTS PROGRAMME FOR EBOLA RESPONSE WORKERSMay 18, 2015
Important Reforms Made in Cantonment Board ElectionsApr 29, 2015Another critical step in the realization of decentralization and local government was taken on 25 April with the conduct of cantonment board elections. The cantonment board polls are now the second group of local elections to take place following the conduct of local bodies’ elections in Balochistan. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will hold elections on 30 May, and elections in Punjab, Sindh, and the FCT should take place soon after.
N-Peace Awards 2015: Nominations OpenApr 27, 2015UNDP Pakistan became a member of the N-Peace Network in 2014. N-Peace is a multi-country network of peace advocates in Asia working on the advancement of women and peace issues. The network is coordinated by UNDP’s Regional Hub and supports women's leadership for conflict prevention, recovery, peacebuilding and more. Other countries that are part of the network include Nepal, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Myanmar and the Philippines.
If it is not risk-informed, it is not sustainable developmentApr 16, 2015On 18 March, the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) culminated in the official adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030). UNDP was actively engaged in this process, both in the months of development leading up to it and at the WCDRR itself
UNDP launches knowledge sharing platform on youth empowerment and sustainable development in Balochistan Apr 8, 2015Quetta- (31 March 2015) UNDP sub office Quetta in collaboration with planning and development department Government of Balochistan (GoB) jointly launched a knowledge sharing platform.
HeforShe Campaign launches in PakistanFeb 28, 2015ISLAMABAD: The British High Commission in partnership with the UK’s Department for International Development, UN Women and UNDP Pakistan jointly hosted an event for International Women’s Day where the HeforShe campaign was officially launched in Pakistan. The HeforShe campaign is an international movement to get men involved in working towards achieving gender equality.
Grassroots Governance: Progress and Challenges in the Election of Local GovernmentsFeb 5, 2015“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.
Launch of Report "Scan of Law and Policies Affecting Human Rights, Discrimination and Access to HIV and Health Services by Key Populations in Pakistan"Jan 23, 2015UNDP 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.
- Vocational training for women in Bannu aims to improve livelihoods of the displaced and hosting communities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Read more: http://bitly.com/1RJ2OLT 5 hours ago
- Almas Begum, a resident of Peshawar, opened up a small shop inside her house after receiving a grant from UNDP as part of a project to improve livelihoods in refugee hosting areas. Read more about our work: http://bitly.com/1IuUriA Photo by Myra Qureshi/UNDP Pakistan 11 hours ago
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