Launch of the Human Development Report 2014 - Speech by Marc-André Franche, UNDP Country DirectorSep 17, 2014The issue of vulnerability and resilience is unfortunately well known and interiorized by Pakistanis. This year’s report is thus incredibly important and useful for Pakistan. Indeed conflict with the militancy and other groups, sectarian violence, compounded by natural disasters which include the major earthquake of 2005 and now 22 major floods since Pakistan’s foundation added to the regional tensions and political instability have weakened institutions, blocked reforms, diverted resources and made millions more vulnerable, often those who were already the poorest and most excluded living in areas which are dis-integrated from the rest of the country.
Launch of the Human Development Report-Speech by Richard MontgomerySep 17, 2014I am very pleased to be present at this launch of the UNDP 2014 Human Development Report. I am delighted to represent the UK Department for International Development (DFID) in expressing solidarity with the people of Pakistan, and to support—where possible—work to address the challenges raised in the Report.
Women’s Representation in ParliamentMay 13, 2014Looking at the gender landscape in Pakistan today, in terms of political participation, urgent measures are needed to create a level playing field for women in the electoral process. As I am sure you will all agree, this lingering democratic deficit undermines the quality of Pakistan’s democracy.
Enhancing the Role of Women in Political PartiesMay 7, 2014Here in Pakistan, the Women’s Parliamentary Caucus is making a significant contribution to diminishing the gender deficit. Through their vibrant advocacy initiatives several landmark pieces of legislation on women’s rights have been passed.
- First National Conference on community based paralegals held in collaboration with UNDP Pakistan European Union Rural Support Programmes Network (RSPN) Pakistan underway in Islamabad. Integration of Paralegal Framework into communities serves #justiceforall and aids in development. Panelists discussing Global Development of Paralegals, and the challenges Pakistan faces in governing rule of law. For details see: http://bit.ly/1bRP4Oz 4 hours ago
- "My name is Rafiullah Khan and I am from district Lakki Marwat in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. I am presently involved as a Social Organizer in the Youth and Social Cohesion Project, a UNDP initiative aimed at building young people’s resilience against involvement in violence and conflict in some of the most deprived areas of Southern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. As a social organizer, I am responsible for promoting communities’ understanding and ownership of UNDP interventions, under YSCP at the grassroots level. On a broader level, my work helps in securing promising futures for young people in some of the least developed parts of the country by providing them with positive alternatives that allow them to earn a decent living and assume local level leadership roles. Coming from a marginalized part of the province myself, I am deeply satisfied with the work that I am doing to reduce youth’s vulnerability to violence and strife. I believe that young people are the future of Pakistan and by working in a project aimed at improving the state of youth in my province, I am doing my bit to ensure a bright and progressive future for the marginalized people of my country." United Nations Development Programme - UNDP #Pakistan #FacesofUNDP #InsideUNDP 8 hours ago
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