http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases2014-08-27T07:22:09.302ZPress ReleasesAdobe CQPakistani peace champions announced as N-Peace Award winners email@example.comOne young man and two women peace champions have been named among the winners of the 2014 N-Peace Awards, a prestigious prize administered by the United Nations Development Programme which recognizes the leadership role of women and peace advocates from six conflict-affected countries in Asia. This year was the first year that Pakistan has participated in the awards.http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/07/31/pakistani-peace-champions-announced-as-n-peace-award-winners-2014-08-04T05:21:42.673Z2014-08-04T05:21:42.673ZWomen Parliamentarians agree on resolutions to improve leadership and political opportunities for firstname.lastname@example.orgNational women’s commissions and caucuses across the region face similar challenges: limited human and financial resources, poor positioning and remaining at the lowest tier in the government hierarchy as well as struggling with development and welfare approach. Taking a regional approach to a pervasive problem, a two-day South Asian Regional Exchange meeting of parliamentarians, representatives of women’s caucuses, Women’s Ministries, Women’s Commissions, and Election Commissions, as well as UN agencies and international development partners was held in Kathmandu, Nepal from 15-17 July.http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/07/17/women-parliamentarians-agree-on-resolutions-to-improve-leadership-and-political-opportunities-for-women2014-08-06T06:52:33.445Z2014-08-06T06:52:33.445ZNational Assembly Speaker calls for collective effort to attain social development email@example.comSpeaking at the National Conference on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) held at Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services, Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal announced that a grant of Rs 12.5 billion has been reserved in the 2014-15 Budget for community-led MDG initiatives.http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/06/04/national-assembly-speaker-calls-for-collective-effort-to-attain-social-development-goals2014-06-30T14:40:19.396Z2014-06-30T14:40:19.396ZNational Consultation on Enhancing Women’s Participation in Politics – Making Quotas More Democratic firstname.lastname@example.org“We can only have an optimistic future scenario if women are given meaningful participation in legislative process. The collective wisdom of women parliamentarians would go a long way in addressing the women related issues”, stated Ms. Shaista Malik, Secretary of the Women Parliamentary Caucus at a seminar, “Women’s Participation in Politics – Making Quota Seats more Democratic”, held today by the Women’s Parliamentary Caucus and supported by UN Women and UNDP. She asked all political parties and politicians to join hands beyond political parties for the cause of empowering women.http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/05/13/national-consultation-on-enhancing-womens-participation-in-polit2014-06-18T06:55:15.940Z2014-06-18T06:55:15.940ZInternational Development Partners visit Khyber Pakhtunkhwanoemail@noemail.orgtorsum.khanA joint mission of international development partners visited Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province today. The mission to Swat, Buner and Peshawar provided development partners with an opportunity to engage with the communities, senior government officials and judicial staff to better understand the challenges for rule of law and to explore further opportunities for promoting peace and justice in the province. This is aligned with KP Government’s Strategic Partnership Development Framework which spells out joint commitments between the Government and international partners in accordance with the province’s development strategy. Rule of law is one of the priority components of the frame work.http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/04/24/international-development-partners-visit-khyber-pakhtunkhwa2014-04-30T10:17:11.901Z2014-04-30T10:17:11.901ZPakistan’s first Multi-dimensional Poverty Index initiated by the Government, UNDP, and Oxford University email@example.comThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) congratulates the Federal and Provincial Governments for initiating the development of the Multi-dimensional Poverty Index (MPI) for Pakistan. This marks the beginning of the process of regularly calculating a new poverty index in Pakistan based on the global MPI methodology.http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/4/17/pakistan_s-first-multi-dimensional-poverty-index-initiated-by-th2014-04-30T10:26:50.273Z2014-04-30T10:26:50.273ZUNDP launches Development Advocate Pakistan New quarterly to address development challenges in Pakistannoemail@noemail.orgtorsum.khanSeeking the opportunity to share and foster robust national public discourse on development challenges and solutions in Pakistan and to provide a platform for Pakistani authorities, civil society and intelligentsia to exchange ideas on key development solution pathways in Pakistan, UNDP released its development magazine, The Development Advocate today. http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/01/24/undp-launches--development-advocate-pakistan-new-quarterly-to-ad2014-04-30T10:44:16.053Z2014-04-30T10:44:16.053ZThe Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government and The United Nations Development Programme sign a Memorandum of Understanding on working in firstname.lastname@example.orgIn Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province UNDP will work on initiatives both at the institutional and community levels. The institutional support for the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa aims to bring long term changes in government rules, norms and structures - while the community development interventions aim to achieve immediate results in improving livelihoods and basic services for communities.http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/01/23/the-khyber-pakhtunkhwa-government-and-the-united-nations-develop2014-04-30T10:47:41.983Z2014-04-30T10:47:41.983ZMinistry of Planning, Development and Reform And UNDP Release The Pakistan Millennium Development Goals Report email@example.comThe Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform (MPDR) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched the fifth National MDG Report for Pakistan in Islamabad (MDGR). The report assesses progress towards achieving the MDGs, galvanising efforts for a final push for their achievement. The report records successes and challenges, and shares initial thoughts on the post-2015 development agenda for Pakistan. For the first time, this MDGR includes a review of sub-national and district level status and trends. UNDP Pakistan is also launching an Internet MDG monitor to make up-to-date information on the country’s MDG progress more widely available at www.mdg.undp.org.pkhttp://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/01/22/ministry-of-planning-development-and-reform-and-undp-release-the-pakistan-millennium-development-goals-report-20132014-04-30T10:50:01.316Z2014-04-30T10:50:01.316ZTo increase community resilience in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, FATA Disaster Management Authority and UNDP establish consortium of local civil society firstname.lastname@example.orgDue to insecurity, large-scale displacement of populations throughout FATA has led to millions of people at one time or another living in camps and spontaneous settlements. As of September 2013, 169,517 families have returned to their places of origin while 175,552 families are still living in camps or host communities. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) is helping to increase the resilience of the local communities and ensuring the sustainable return of crisis affected people to their homes.http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/12/6/to-increase-community-resilience-in-the-federally-administered-t2014-04-24T05:25:40.919Z2014-04-24T05:25:40.919ZUNDP Pakistan organizes workshop on “Conflict Analysis Tools” for FATA, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan government email@example.comUNDP in partnership with the United Nations System Staff College organized a capacity building workshop on ‘Conflict Analysis Tools’ from 28 to 29 November at the Marriott Hotel, Islamabad.http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/29/undp-pakistan-organizes-workshop-on-conflict-analysis-tools-for-2014-04-24T05:27:32.681Z2014-04-24T05:27:32.681ZTraining workshop on Decentralised Governance and Peace Buildingnoemail@noemail.orgtorsum.khanJapanese Ambassador to Pakistan H.E. Hiroshi Inomata has maintained that effective governance and community development is essential for peace and, based on this recognition, Japan has been collaborating with the UN agencies to promote socio-economic development in the region near the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/11/28/undp-organizes-training-workshop-on-decentralised-governance-and2014-04-24T05:30:30.973Z2014-04-24T05:30:30.973ZThe FATA Secretariat and the United Nations organize mission of International development partners to South Waziristannoemail@noemail.orgfatimah.inayetThe Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Secretariat and the United Nations jointly organized a mission of international development partners to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas today. The purpose of this visit was to provide international partners with the opportunity to interact with communities adversely affected by massive displacement due to insecurity, assess the situation in the crisis affected region, observe the restoration assistance efforts by the Government and UN partners and explore opportunities to further support the humanitarian assistance.http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/10/29/the-fata-secretariat-and-the-united-nations-organize-mission-of-international-development-partners-to-south-waziristan2013-11-18T10:23:55.272Z2013-11-18T10:23:55.272ZGovernment of Balochistan and UNDP sign an agreement for establishing Policy Support and Reform Unit in Balochistannoemail@noemail.orgtorsum.khanIslamabad, 2 October 2013: An agreement was signed today between the Government of Balochistan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to establish the Policy Support and Reform Unit in Balochistan. The agreement was signed today in Islamabad by Mr. Aslam Shakir Baloch, Additional Chief Secretary Balochistan and Mr. Marc-André Franche, Country Director UNDP in Pakistan. Chief Coordinator to the Chief Minister Balochistan, Dr. Ishaque Baloch also attended the meeting.http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/10/02/government-of-balochistan-and-undp-sign-an-agreement-for-establishing-policy-support-and-reform-unit-in-balochistan2014-04-24T05:35:48.201Z2014-04-24T05:35:48.201ZThe Government of Pakistan and UNDP jointly working towards achieving the MDGsnoemail@noemail.orgtorsum.khanIslamabad, 27 September 2013: With less than 900 days left to the deadline of 2015, the world is making a final push to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted by the UN member states in September 2000. Despite various socio political changes, economic challenges, natural disasters and internal and external security issues, Pakistan has upheld its commitment to achieve the MDGs.http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/09/27/the-government-of-pakistan-and-undp-jointly-working-towards-achieving-the-mdgs2014-04-24T05:37:23.267Z2014-04-24T05:37:23.267ZInternational Conference on Participatory Federalism and Decentralization: From Framework to Functionality inaugurated today firstname.lastname@example.orgParticipatory Federalism and Decentralization are becoming an increasingly decisive topic as the pillars of Pakistan’s democratic transition, especially against the backdrop of the 18th Constitutional Amendment. This Amendment was passed unanimously in both Houses of the parliament and is a rare example of political consensus in the country. There are 28 federal countries in the world today, which together represent 40 per cent of the world's population. They include some of the largest and most complex democracies - India, the US, Brazil, Pakistan, Germany and Mexico.http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/09/25/international-conference-on-participatory-federalism-and-decentralization-from-framework-to-functionality-inaugurated-today-2014-04-24T05:52:34.919Z2014-04-24T05:52:34.919ZWorking together to build an inclusive, sustainable and resilient Asia-Pacific: UN Development Chief email@example.comNew York, 3 September, 2013- Mr. Haoliang Xu assumes his role as the new Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on 3 September 2013.
A Chinese national, Mr. Xu has held various leadership positions in UNDP, most recently as Deputy Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/09/03/working-together-to-build-an-inclusive-sustainable-and-resilient-asia-pacific-un-development-chief-2013-09-13T06:44:20.921Z2013-09-13T06:44:20.921ZMobile Court inaugurated by the Peshawar High Court and UNDPnoemail@noemail.orgtorsum.khanA Mobile Court was launched today by Mr. Justice Dost Muhammad Khan, Honorable Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court and Marc-André Franche, Country Director UNDP in Pakistan. The Mobile Court bus will provide justice rapidly for litigants who cannot afford to travel to courts in the cities. http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/07/27/mobile-court-inaugurated-by-the-peshawar-high-court-and-undp2014-04-24T05:55:20.408Z2014-04-24T05:55:20.408ZGovernment of Sindh and the United Nations Development Programme launch the Sindh Millennium Development Goals Report firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Government of Sindh and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched the first Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Report for Sindh in Karachi today. The Report tracks progress toward the achievement of MDGs at the provincial level and compare progress across districts. http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/06/19/government-of-sindh-and-the-united-nations-development-programme-launch-the-sindh-millennium-development-goals-report-20122014-04-24T06:01:05.872Z2014-04-24T06:01:05.872ZThe Government of Japan contributes USD 2 million for electoral assistance to the Election Commission of Pakistannoemail@noemail.orgtorsum.khanThe Government of Japan and UNDP in Pakistan signed an agreement today to support the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in carrying out the upcoming elections. The Government of Japan’s assistance, totaling $2 million, will allow the ECP to train its polling staff, improve the elections results management system and extend its voter education outreach. Over 426,000 polling staff will be trained with UNDP support between March and May this year. http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/05/18/the-government-of-japan-contributes-usd-2-million-for-electoral-assistance-to-the-election-commission-of-pakistan2014-04-24T06:02:42.518Z2014-04-24T06:02:42.518Z