Cost-sharing agreement between UNDP and Balochistan government ensures continued assistance for refugee affected areasAug 18, 2016The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Balochistan today signed a cost-sharing agreement worth PKR 100 million to provide assistance and support to impoverished areas which have experienced the social, economic and environmental impacts of hosting refugees from Afghanistan since 1979.
UNDP Pakistan launches the Suppliers Development Programme to support SMEs in Khyber PakhtunkhwaAug 17, 2016A new development project aiming to improve the productivity, efficiency, product quality, and product delivery of small and medium scale enterprises was launched today in Peshawar by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pakistan, the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, and the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority (SMEDA).
On International Youth Day, young people showcase their work through UNDPAug 12, 2016Young people from some of Karachi’s most troubled neighbourhoods came together to celebrate International Youth Day as part of a project led by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to train them in employable skills and offer opportunities to achieve financial independence. On this occasion, UNDP Pakistan collaborated with the Memon Industrial & Technical Institute and Technical Vocational Education and Training Institutes to showcase handmade dresses, bags and other goods
Development partners visit UNDP Pakistan project providing jobs for Karachi youthAug 8, 2016An international group of high-ranking diplomats and development officials visited UNDP Pakistan’s Youth Employment Project, which empowers young people in Karachi’s most sensitive areas. The delegates including representatives from Japan, Norway and the United States of America, visited a major denim factory, Artistic Milliners, and the Sindh Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Institute in Korangi. Through a collaboration with UNDP Pakistan, these organizations train young people based on the needs of potential employers in the textile industry and provide them with routes to employment.
Islamabad conference declares: improve access to justice through community-based paralegal servicesJul 26, 2016Government officials, paralegals, and international and national representatives came together today to issue the Islamabad Declaration on Community Based Paralegals, affirming the important role that paralegals play in resolving conflicts within communities. This declaration came at the end of a major conference in Islamabad co-hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Rural Support Programmes Network.
Pakistan’s new poverty index reveals that 4 out of 10 Pakistanis live in multidimensional povertyJun 20, 2016Pakistan’s first ever official report on multidimensional poverty was today launched by the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform. The report details Pakistan’s official Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) which was earlier published in the Economic Survey of Pakistan 2015–2016. The report has been compiled with technical support from UNDP Pakistan and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford.
Pakistan held its first National Steering Committee meeting for Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL)May 16, 2016SE4ALL is the global initiative of United Nations, which is underpinned by its three main goals: universal access to energy, doubling the rate of energy efficiency and conservation and doubling the share of renewable energy in the overall energy mix. Pakistan has become one of the 120 countries that have pledged to fulfill these goals by 2030, by addressing the nexus between energy and health, women, food, water and other development issues are at the core of every country’s development agenda.
UNDP: Fastest Population Shift in History Means Make or Break for Asia-PacificApr 26, 2016Long-term planning now can bring unprecedented growth and tackle poverty, conflict and migration
- Together with European Union in Pakistan and the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, our Rule of Law programme is improving on-going efforts to secure peace and stabilization through enhancing justice and sectarian processes. Assistance is being provided for institutional and capacity development to rule of law institutions to ensure effective and speedy provision of justice and security services. The programme also works with the informal justice institutions so that dispute resolution can be used to settle disputes at community level, while helping to create forums for dialogue links between formal and informal mechanisms will be established. Read more here: http://bit.ly/1KebNhZ 3 hours ago
- A four-week training programme “interpersonal and capacity development training programme for the ECP officers” was jointly organized by UNDP Pakistan and Election Commission of Pakistan on August 15, 2016. The programme was inaugurated by Chief Election Commissioner, Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan, along with four commission members and Secretary ECP. Training includes technical, legal, and communication aspects of the electoral process. 28 officers from ECP are being trained under the programme that has been launched for the first time in Pakistan. For Details on UNDP’s Strengthening Electoral and Legislative Processes project See: http://bit.ly/1PYnhOc 6 hours ago
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