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  • Board of Investment and United Nations Development Programme partner to pioneer Impact Investing in Pakistan May 14, 2018

    In efforts to augment the impact investment ecosystem in Pakistan and introduce Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)-aligned financing, United Nations Development Programme in Pakistan (UNDP) will support Board of Investment (BOI) in exploring the establishment of Pakistan’s first Impact Investment Fund. The fund will be aligned with the Government’s Vision 2025 Roadmap and is an essential step in helping Pakistan achieve its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Youth hold dialogue with mainstream political parties to shape 2018 election manifestos May 3, 2018

    UNDP Pakistan and PILDAT organized a Youth Dialogue with Political Parties on Inclusion of Youth Issues in Political Manifestos for 2018 Elections in which representatives of ten major political parties of Pakistan engaged with youth representatives in a robust discussion on how political parties could shape their 2018 election manifestos to reflect youth’s priorities and aspirations.

  • UNDP Pakistan launches the Pakistan National Human Development Report 2017 – Unleashing the Potential of a Young Pakistan May 2, 2018

    ISLAMABAD 2nd May 2018 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pakistan launched its National Human Development Report (NHDR) – Unleashing the potential of a Young Pakistan. This report seeks to understand Pakistan’s human development challenges and opportunities from the prism of youth. It focuses on how to improve human development outcomes – by empowering young people, addressing the root causes of the obstacles they face, and by proposing innovative ways to surmount these challenges.

  • UNDP and WFP jointly hold the closing ceremony of the Pakistan-China Recovery Initiative for the crisis-affected population of FATA and Balochistan Apr 23, 2018

    A ground-breaking collaboration between the United Nations, the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of Pakistan has helped the people affected by natural disasters and displacement in Balochistan and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

  • The Government of Pakistan and the United Nations in Pakistan sign the UN Sustainable Development Framework Apr 11, 2018

    The Government of Pakistan and the United Nations in Pakistan signed the UN Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF), also known as the One Programme III (OP III) 2018-2022 in a ceremony held in the Economic Affairs Division, Islamabad. Secretary EAD and United Nations Resident Coordinator signed the document along-with other UN agencies working in Pakistan.

  • UNDP, the Government of Pakistan and Accountability Lab Launch Sustainable Development Goal 16 Innovation Challenge Apr 5, 2018

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Government of Pakistan- through the Young Peace and Development Corps (YPDC) and the Accountability Lab Pakistan today launched the country’s first Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) 16 Innovation Challenge. The Innovation Challenge is a month-long competition through which young Pakistanis can submit creative ideas related to issues of peace, justice, and accountability. Twenty finalists will be selected from around the country for a two-day workshop in Islamabad to develop and pitch their ideas, after which winners will be supported by UNDP and the Accountability Lab Pakistan.

  • US$ 2.5 million project launched for the continuation of education in South Waziristan and Kurram Agencies Mar 28, 2018

    The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has approved the allocation of US$ 2.5 million for the continuation of the children’s education in the areas of return in South Waziristan (Serwakai, Sararogha and Tiarza tehsils) and Kurram (Lower, Central and Upper tehsils) agencies of FATA, Pakistan.

  • New research shows major efforts are required to enhance women’s representation in Pakistan’s civil service Mar 1, 2018

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) jointly released a study of women’s representation and access to decision-making roles in the civil service under UNDP’s global Gender Equality in Public Administration (GEPA) initiative at a launch event today. The study found that societal barriers remain to women’s representation and advancement in the civil service. The recommendations of the study will support the Government of Pakistan and its development partners to develop evidence-based programming to address barriers to gender equality in public administration.

  • Mountaineer Samina Baig is UNDP’s National Goodwill Ambassador for Pakistan Feb 26, 2018

    Renowned mountaineer Samina Baig was appointed the National Goodwill Ambassador for Pakistan by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today. The first Pakistani woman to have climbed Mount Everest, Ms Baig will lead efforts to build national awareness and partnerships around the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly those related to climate change, environmental protection and women’s empowerment.

  • Paradigm shift in growth policy as research shows economic inequality is harmful for sustainable growth Feb 19, 2018

    A report titled “Inclusive and Sustainable Development: Analytical Basis and Policy Framework” was launched today by the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The report, authored by eminent Pakistani economist Dr Akmal Hussain, overturns long-standing beliefs to show that economic inequality is harmful for long-term sustainable growth. The report’s findings will be instrumental in shaping policy directions in the coming years.

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