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  • 16 May 2012
    Pakistan among the most vulnerable countries facing climate risks

    Countries in Asia and the Pacific are at a crossroads and must now strike a balance between rising prosperity and rising emissions. Their success or failure will have repercussions worldwide, predicts Asia-Pacific Human Development Report launched here today.

  • 18 Apr 2012
    Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa commits funds for UNDP’s Strengthening Rule of Law in Malakand project

    Chief Minister, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) has granted approval for the allocation of resources to the Strengthening Rule of Law in Malakand (SRLM) Project out of the Annual Development Programme to be commenced from July 2012 till June 2015. Under the cost sharing arrangement, the Government of KPK will allocate PKR 335 Million (25%) while UNDP will provide PKR 1004 Million (75%) for a duration of three years in both cases.

  • 21 Feb 2012
    Government of Pakistan and the United Nations Launch Floods 2011 Early Recovery Framework

    The Government of Pakistan and the United Nationsare working together to support the millions ofpeople affected by the 2011 floods in Sindh and Balochistan, to recover their livelihoods after the devastating 2011 floods.

  • 14 Feb 2012
    UNDP and NUST held roundtable conference on human development

    The National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Islamabad office held a Roundtable on Human Development at its Islamabad campus.

  • 30 Jan 2012
    EU and UNDP supported Command, Control and Communication Centre in PDMA inaugurated.Centre to provide critical communications in the event of a disaster

    In the presence of the Chief Minister Punjab, H.E. Shahbaz Sharif, Ambassador, Head of Delegation,European Union H.E Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qadir, Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Mr. Toshihiro Tanaka, Country Director, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Command, Control and Communication Centre at the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Punjab was inaugurated today.

  • 31 Dec 2011
    UNDP launches Rule of Law project for Malakand

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) inaugurated the Strengthening Rule of Law in Malakand (SRLM) Project here on Thursday. The project is a collaborative initiative of UNDP and the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (GoPK).

  • 29 Nov 2011
    2011 Human Development Report: Environmental trends threaten global progress for the poor.

    Development progress in the world's poorest countries could be halted or even reversed by mid-century unless bold steps are taken to slow climate change, prevent further environmental damage, and reduce deep inequalities within and among nations

  • 27 Oct 2011
    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government and UNDP release first-ever Millennium Development Goals Report

    The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched the first-ever Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Report at the Planning and Development Department in Peshawar today. The Report tracks Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s progress against each MDG.

  • 06 Oct 2011
    UNISDR head calls for 'quantum leap' in approach to recurring floods in Pakistan

    The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlström, arrived on a three-day visit to Pakistan today during which she will meet with President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, the National Disaster Management Authority, Meteorological Department officials and aid donors, to discuss future risk reduction measures as the country tries to cope with floods which have displaced an estimated 5.4 million people.

  • 15 Sep 2011
    New guide to help developing countries speed up access to climate finance

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today launched a guidebook aimed at helping decision makers in developing countries to better take advantage of the billions pledged to address climate change.The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today launched a guidebook aimed at helping decision makers in developing countries to better take advantage of the billions pledged to address climate change.“Blending Climate Finance through National Climate Funds” is based on UNDP’s experience in setting up, managing and advising 750 funds and providing services for over US$5 billion in contributions pooled from multiple donors.

  • 13 Sep 2011
    Key stakeholders renew commitment to sustainable development in Pakistan

    A National consultation was held today in preparation for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD)/Rio+20 June 2012. It was jointly organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in its capacity as Co-Chair of the One UN Joint Programme on Environment and the Sustainable Development Policy Institue (SDPI). The Consultation, followed provincial consultations in Lahore and Karachi and engaged a wide range of Pakistani stakeholders (Government, private sector, NGOs/think- tanks & civil society).

  • 29 Jul 2011
    Recovering with resilience: Pakistan floods one year on

    One year ago Pakistan was hit by unprecedented monsoon rains and floods. Across the country the scope and scale of the crisis was exceptional, affecting the lives of over 18 million people, washing away communities and livelihoods, and forcing millions to flee from their homes. The crisis took the lives of a confirmed 1,980 people and left an estimated 14 million in need of humanitarian assistance.

  • 26 Jul 2011
    UNDP National Goodwill Ambassador Aisam ul Haq announces US$10,000 donation for flood affectees

    United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) National Goodwill Ambassador for Early Recovery and international tennis star, Aisam ul Haq announced a donation of USD 10,000 for flood Early Recovery activities in Pakistan. The donation comes from the Haq Foundation and through funds contributed by the ATP World Tour USA - the professional regulatory body of the game of tennis

  • 13 Jul 2011
    International Conference spells out the agenda for sustainable and inclusive growth in Pakistan

    A two-day conference hosted by the Planning Commission and UNDP discusses how best to ensure sustained growth in Pakistan. The Conference brings together around 500 delegates including parliamentarians, international experts, federal and provincial policy makers, economists, development sector leaders, business community and officials from UN agencies from across Pakistan.

  • 13 Jul 2011
    UN agencies to partner on Early Recovery

    Three of the United Nations Agencies currently engaged in the rural aspects of the post-flood Early Recovery and manmade emergencies in Pakistan namely, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the World Food Programme (WFP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) envisaging joint implementation of projects valued at US$ 300 million in affected areas across the country. This is in the spirit of the OneUN agenda for Delivering as One. Pakistan is one of the original eight OneUN pilot countries. The agreement reconfirms the ideals that it is better to work together, sharing relative strengths. The agreement is expected to improve UN ability to support Government leadership in a more coordinated and effective manner.

  • 22 Jun 2011
    Women Vocational Training Centre set up through UNDP Goodwill Ambassador’s Contribution

    The first batch of 25 students have received certificates from the Noor Konno Vocational Centre for Women in Haripur where they have acquired skills in sewing and dressmaking. The Vocational Centre aims to help thousands of vulnerable and women of the area in acquiring livelihood skills and become productive members of the society.

  • 17 Jun 2011
    EU donates 40 million Euros for rehabilitation of Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas

    The European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today signed an agreement on the EU’s contribution of 40 million Euros in support to the Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas (RAHA) Programme in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

  • 04 May 2011
    Kingdom of Saudi Arabia provides US$ 5.39 million to support Internally Displaced Persons in Pakistan

    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has provided US$ 5,397,300 to the United Nations Development Programme to support the agency relief efforts for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Pakistan.

  • 13 Apr 2011
    Government and humanitarian community unveil early recovery plan

    As Pakistan’s response to the floods of July 2010 moves from relief to early recovery, the focus of assistance will be towards rebuilding livelihoods, rehabilitating basic and critical physical infrastructure, restoring health, education and water and sanitation services while targeting the most vulnerable and marginalized across the flood-affected districts. Approximately 20 million people and an area of 100,000 sq km was adversely affected with 1.6 million houses damaged/destroyed in last year’s floods.

  • 05 Apr 2011
    European Union contributes 15 million Euros for recovery efforts in Pakistan

    The European Union (EU) has contributed 15 million Euro (US$ 21.2 million approx.) to support the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) early recovery work in Pakistan following the floods that devastated large parts of the country. UNDP’s Early Recovery Programme aims at restoring livelihoods through job creation, repairing basic community infrastructure and strengthening local government offices to get public services running again.