http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/undp-in-the-news2014-07-31T23:29:49.668ZUNDP in the NewsAdobe CQNational Conference on MDGs: Govt allocates Rs. 12.5 billion to help accelerate progress-The Express Tribune firstname.lastname@example.orgMinister for Planning, Dev elopm ent and Reform Ahsan Iqbal said this on the second day of the “National Parliam entary Conference on Millennium Dev elopm ent Goals” at the Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services on Tuesday http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/undp-in-the-news/2014/june/national-conference-on-mdgs--govt-allocates-rs--12-5-billion-to-2014-06-09T08:00:53.893Z2014-06-09T08:00:53.893ZShift to sustainable development goals under Vision 2025 planned-The Express Tribunenoemail@noemail.orgtorsum.khanAt Monday’s National Millennium Development Goals Conference, hosted by the National Assembly of Pakistan with support from UNDP, in an attempt to sav e the country ’s grace at international lev el, national and provincial task forces on the MDGs consisting of members of parliament and provincial assemblies came together to inform that Pakistan’s development agenda will move its focus from achieving MDGs to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in accordance with the Vision 2025 development plan.http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/undp-in-the-news/2014/june/shift-to-sustainable-development-goals-under-vision-2025-planned2014-06-09T08:16:53.389Z2014-06-09T08:16:53.389ZConsulting or Insulting?-Business Recordernoemail@noemail.orgtorsum.khanBy the end of this month, the government would have finalised three important decisions that will affect the lives of 200 million plus this year, and the many years beyond. And in all these decisions, the word ‘consultative’ has or will likely feature as the most important highlight of the process. However, not all is what may seem.http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/undp-in-the-news/2014/june/consulting-or-insulting--business-recorder2014-06-09T08:15:21.991Z2014-06-09T08:15:21.991ZFirst National Parliamentary Conference on MDG tomorrow-Business Recordernoemail@noemail.orgtorsum.khanThe first National Parliamentary Conference on Millennium Development Goals is being held from June 2 to 4 under the guidance of National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq. The Speaker of the National Assembly will inaugurate the first National Millennium Development Goals Conference. It is an initiative of a young woman Parliamentarian MNA Mariyum Aurangzeb, who is the chairperson for Task Force on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/undp-in-the-news/2014/june/first-national-parliamentary-conference-on-mdg-tomorrow-business2014-06-09T07:41:26.398Z2014-06-09T07:41:26.398ZMDGs conference on Sundaynoemail@noemail.orgtorsum.khanThe National Assembly (NA) is holding a conference on millennium development goals (MDGs) for parliamentary task force on Sunday (today).
It is the initiative of MNA Mariyum Aurangzeb, who is also the chairwoman of the Task Force on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/undp-in-the-news/2014/may/mdgs-conference-on-sunday2014-06-09T07:50:00.720Z2014-06-09T07:50:00.720ZBetter access to justice in KPKnoemail@noemail.orgtorsum.khanThe Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government is taking welcome steps to strengthen the rule of law and various state institutions with the help of the UN and several foreign governments. A recent UN Development Programme press release highlights the various projects, which include establishing mobile courts for remote areas, refurbishing civil courts, conducting training programmes and workshops that support citizens’ access to justice. Concomitantly, scholarships for women lawyers to mitigate the gender divide in legal circles; training for judges, clerks, police officials to strengthen the judicial system; and information campaigns for the people about their legal rights are also being conducted.http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/undp-in-the-news/2014/may/better-access-to-justice-in-kpk2014-05-13T05:41:12.430Z2014-05-13T05:41:12.430ZAgents of Changenoemail@noemail.orgtorsum.khanNATION-building processes cannot work and development goals cannot be achieved if women are denied meaningful political participation. To ensure this, Pakistan’s parliament introduced a 17pc gender quota in 2002 in all legislative houses.
http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/undp-in-the-news/2014/may/agents-of-change2014-05-13T05:50:35.933Z2014-05-13T05:50:35.933ZThe secretary- general Message on world press freedom day New york, 3 may email@example.comEach year on World Press Freedom Day, we reaffirm our commitment to the fundamental freedom to receive and impart information and ideas through any media, regardless of frontiers, enshrined in article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/undp-in-the-news/2014/may/the-secretary--general---message-on-world-press-freedom-day-new-2014-05-02T05:21:05.112Z2014-05-02T05:21:05.112ZGovt to adopt UNDP poverty firstname.lastname@example.orgISLAMABAD: The government has shifted its definition of poverty from calorie intake to a multidimensional index to get a accurate estimate of poverty figures, Planning and Development Minister Ahsan Iqbal said in Islamabad on Thursday.http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/undp-in-the-news/2014/april/govt-to-adopt-undp-poverty-measure2014-04-22T07:29:13.598Z2014-04-22T07:29:13.598ZPoverty index email@example.comISLAMABAD: The Planning Commission launched on Thursday a multi-dimensional poverty index (MPI) for the first time in Pakistan based on global MPI methodology for calculating poverty on a regular basis.
The index was launched following a 10-day training course on MPI which ended on Thursday at the Pakistan Planning and Management Institute.
http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/undp-in-the-news/2014/april/poverty-index-launched2014-04-22T07:37:29.884Z2014-04-22T07:37:29.884ZNew poverty measurement initiated in Pakistannoemail@noemail.orgtorsum.khanA new poverty index for Pakistan based on the Multi-dimensional Poverty Index (MPI) has been initiated with an agreement signed between the ministry of planning, the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) and the United Nations Development Programme(UNDP) on Thursday.http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/undp-in-the-news/2014/april/new-poverty-measurement-initiated-in-pakistan2014-04-22T07:46:02.902Z2014-04-22T07:46:02.902ZUNDP congratulates Pakistan for MPI firstname.lastname@example.orgIslamabad - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has congratulated Federal and Provincial Governments for initiating development of the Multi-dimensional Poverty Index (MPI) for Pakistan.http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/undp-in-the-news/2014/april/undp-congratulates-pakistan-for-mpi-development2014-04-22T07:51:08.243Z2014-04-22T07:51:08.243Z