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27 Jul 2013
A 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.
19 Jun 2013
The 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.
18 May 2013
The Government of Japan contributes USD 2 million for electoral assistance to the Election Commission of Pakistan
The 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 $2 million, will allow the ECP to train its polling staff, improve the elections results management system and extend its voter education outreach. Over 426,000 polling staff will be trained with UNDP support between March and May this year.
17 May 2013
Saudi Fund for Development support community infrastructure rehabilitation in crisis affected areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
The Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has extended additional financial support to UNDP in Pakistan for US$ 1.3 million bringing its total contribution to US$ 6.7 million for community infrastructure restoration and rehabilitation in the crisis affected areas of district Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
12 May 2013
Secretary-General hails successful elections in Pakistan; first ever transfer of civilian Government
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the Government and people of Pakistan on the successful conduct of national and provincial elections, hailing the polls, for which millions of voters turned out, as a major democratic step. “This is the first ever transition from one civilian Government to another and a significant step forward for democracy in the country,” the Secretary-General said of the 11 May elections, in a statement issued by his Spokesman.
17 Apr 2013
Islamabad - The Higher Education Commission (HEC), Inter-University Consortium for Social Sciences and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Pakistan organized a dialogue on 18th Constitutional Amendment today at Higher Education Commission in Islamabad. The purpose of the dialogue was two-fold; Firstly, to design an international conference on democracy, federalism and decentralization to be hosted in August, 2013, and to establish a tri-partite interface between academia, government officials and donors to discuss challenges and opportunities presented by the 18th Amendment.
29 Mar 2013
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is preparing to train polling staff for the May 11 general elections with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). At the launch of its training program for master trainers, the ECP demonstrated the polling process which includes several new initiatives taken to increase transparency and public confidence in the elections.
28 Mar 2013
The Human Development Report (HDR) 2013 The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World was launched today in Islamabad by the United Nations Development Programmes (UNDP) in Pakistan.
19 Mar 2013
The Tehsil Dar Office in Pabbi, district Nowshera was inaugurated today by His Excellency Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, Ambassador of the European Union. For recovery and restoration of communities in flood-affected districts across the country, UNDP and the Government of Pakistan launched a US$90 million Early Recovery Programme (ERP). The European Union contributed US$20 million to this programme. The programme worked in 4,000 villages across the country benefiting more than 5.5 million people in 29 most-affected districts, adopting an area-based development approach to early recovery with a special focus on women. This programme is among the largest early recovery and restoration programme carried out by UNDP.
13 Mar 2013
UNDP in Pakistan handed over the first set of voter education materials to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) today in preparation for the upcoming general elections. Voter education kits including stickers, posters, t-shirts, caps, pens and badges have been sent to the provincial, regional and district field offices of the ECP to support them in their significant work of reaching out to voters.
11 Mar 2013
The UN firmly condemns the on-going violence in the country, particularly the recent tragic events in Quetta, Karachi and this past weekend in Lahore, targeting especially religious and ethnic minorities in Pakistan. The United Nations system in Pakistan joins the Secretary-General to convey heartfelt condolences to the families of all the victims and to the people of Pakistan.
04 Mar 2013
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) launched its training programme for over 600,000 polling staff in Lahore today in preparation for the upcoming general elections. Over 360,000 polling staff will be trained in Punjab and the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) supported by the UNDP. Training in the other provinces will be supported by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).
26 Feb 2013
The National Climate Change policy was launched today by the Government of Pakistan. The policy provides a framework to address the issues Pakistan faces vis-à-vis the phenomenon of climate change. It lays down policy measures for mitigation as well as adaptation for sectors including energy, transport, agriculture and livestock, industries, forestry, water resources, biodiversity, ecosystems with cross cutting themes of disaster risk reduction, human security and gender. It was developed by the Ministry of Climate Change with a wide range of stakeholders and the support of the One UN Joint Programme on Environment supported by UNDP.
21 Jan 2013
UNDP in Pakistan is pleased to announce the arrival of its new Country Director, Mr. Marc-André Franche. Mr. Franche has spent his professional career working in international development. Prior to his assignment in Pakistan, he was the Deputy Director of UNDP in Haiti, a position he held since 2008. In this capacity, he oversaw an extensive portfolio of projects addressing governance, rule of law reform, improvement of livelihoods and environmental protection. The main focus of UNDP’s programme in Haiti is recovery and reconstruction following the January 2010 earthquake.
17 Dec 2012
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today between the Federal Judicial Academy (FJA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS) organized by the Legal Empowerment of the Poor (LEP) programme. The Honorable Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Mr. Justice Nasir ul Mulk was the chief guest. The event was attended by senior judges from the superior courts, UN officials and media.
11 Dec 2012
Geneva - UNDP today announced the addition of more world-renowned footballers – including Samuel Eto’o of Cameroon, Djalma Feitosa Dia of Brazil, Fernando Hierro of Spain and Fernando Couto of Portugal – to the already star-studded team which will play in UNDP’s 10th Annual Match Against Poverty.
05 Dec 2012
As we celebrate the impact of volunteers on our world, let us remember the many places they are needed: in war zones and classrooms, in hospitals and homes – wherever struggling people seek a helping hand. The timeless act of volunteering in the service of others has taken on new dimensions in today’s digital age. Anyone with an Internet connection or a mobile phone can make a difference.
29 Nov 2012
Saudi Fund for Development inaugurates a link road in Swat district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in partnership with UNDP
A three member delegation from the Saudi Fund for Development, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, inaugurated a link road in Village Kot, Tehsil Charbagh, Swat. The sites visited included a link road in village Kot and some community infrastructure schemes in village Jamalabad, Tehsil Chrarbagh, District Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
29 Nov 2012
UNDP today launched a new online portal allowing open, comprehensive public access to data on UNDP's work in 177 countries and territories, fulfilling a commitment to full transparency by 2013 above and beyond international standards.
23 Oct 2012
The Legal Empowerment of the Poor (LEP) programme launched the research report titled ‘Voices of the Unheard’ at the Serena Hotel, Islamabad.The report focuses on demand and supply analysis of service delivery structures and policies related to the rule of law based on extensive primary data collection.
- 'In Pakistan and elsewhere, there are at least 3 obstacles in improving the transparency of budget processes: weak citizens’ involvement, limited parliamentary debates and unavailable or opaque information on budgets,' says Marc-André Franche, UNDP Country Director #Pakistan Launch of #DAP2014 #Karachi about an hour ago
- بجٹ ان طاقتور ذرائع میں سے ایک ہے جنہیں بروئے کار لاتے ہوئے برسراقتدار حکومتیں اپنے سیاسی وعدوں اور ترقیاتی ایجنڈوں کو عملی جامہ پہناتی ہیں۔ بجٹ بالخصوص ترقیاتی سرمایہ کاری کا حجم عام طور پر وہ واحد راستہ ہے جس کے ذریعے اپنے مقاصد پر حکومت کی سنجیدگی کا اندازہ لگایا جا سکتا ہے۔ Read the complete article here: http://express.com.pk/epaper/index.aspx?Issue=NP_LHE&Page=Opinion_Page013&Date=20141024&Pageno=13&View=1 7 hours ago
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