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.
- "I am Ibrahim Yar, from Charsadda district in #KhyberPakhtunkhwa province. I'm currently working with UNDP #Pakistan as a national project coordinator for the Early Recovery Preparedness and Response Project. We are trying to improve the living conditions of the displaced people and host communities in the areas of Bannu, FR Bannu, DI Khan & Lakki Marwat. We are expanding delivery of basic services and enhancing livelihoods opportunities in these areas particularly for women. I have worked in the conflict affected areas of KP and FATA since 2008. Numerous conflicts have disturbed the socioeconomic and cultural setup of theses areas thus depriving its citizens of their basic human rights. With limited resources, reaching out to the most deprived and marginalized people and addressing their needs gives me immense satisfaction. I'm able to play a vital role in improving access to these services which makes me extremely proud. I am motivated to consistently work on identifying, prioritizing, and addressing the development problems of the poor and marginalized communities of #Pakistan and to highlight them in all forums across the development sector." United Nations Development Programme - UNDP #FacesofUNDP Monday AT 06:30 AM
- Job vacancy: UNDP #Pakistan is looking to hire a Finance Associate. See details here: http://jobs.un.org.pk/job-detail.php?jid=YyO::Bx23mOqvKhTiWljpOt9Lvs725rso::Z2KIedz3co 19 May AT 10:00 AM
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