UNDP, Pak jointly working to achieve MDGs

27 September, 2013-ISLAMABAD: With less than 900 days left to the deadline of 2015, the world is making a final push to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted by the UN member states in September 2000.

Despite various socio political changes, economic challenges, natural disasters and internal and external security issues, Pakistan has upheld its commitment to achieve the MDGs.

The Government of Pakistan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have worked closely to promote this agenda through a number of joint initiatives that reflect the adoption of the MDGs in public policy and their adaptation to the local context.

“There has been an unprecedented increase in funds allocation for Public Sector Development Programme, especially for health and education, in the recent budget, which reinforces the Government resolve to achieve MDGs,” said Ahsan Iqbal, Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms.