UNDP’s Human Development Report (HDR) - “Beyond Income, Beyond Averages, Beyond Today: Inequalities in Human Development in the 21st Century” - was launched today in Bogota, Colombia with the presence of Iván Duque Márquez, President of Colombia, Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator, and Pedro Conceição, Director, Human Development Report Office and Lead Author of the Report. The report talks about the importance of addressing the many different kinds of inequalities in the world today, and measures countries’ progress beyond just economic growth, with the ultimate aim of unlocking people’s full potential.
This is a land of paradoxes. It has an illustrious past but a troubled present. Its soil is rich, yet the people are poor. They face countless hardships but remain optimistic. This is the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.
UNDP in Pakistan launched the Human Development Report 2019, today, at Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Headquarters. The Human Development Report 2019 entitled, ‘Beyond Income, Beyond Averages, Beyond Today: Inequalities in Human Development in the 21st Century’ was launched on 9 December in Bogota, Colombia.
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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Japan have joined hands to provide support to the Government of Pakistan in building capacity of law enforcement agencies in the Newly Merged Districts (erstwhile FATA). An agreement was signed to this effect on December 09, 2019. Under the agreement, the Government of Japan will establish secure infrastructure for police, (worth USD 3.5 Million) and training of law enforcement personnel (Levies and Khasadars) to enhance their capacity to perform policing functions in the Newly Merged Districts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The agreement was signed by Mr. Yusuke Shindo, Charge d’Affaires ad interim of Japan to Pakistan, and Mr. Ignacio Artaza Resident Representative a.i., UNDP Pakistan.

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