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The Question of Identity

What is the bigger tragedy–never finding your true self or finding it and not being allowed to profess it? What is worse–not being acknowledged at all or having your existence derided? What is…  


Walking the Climate Talk

Pakistan has reason to celebrate! It has been able to reduce its vulnerability to climate change by three points - from 5th in 2020, to 8th in 2021. Pakistan also earned the privilege of hosting the…  


UNDP and University of Balochistan’s SDG Challenge Cup 2020 comes up with innovative solutions to improve public service delivery

UNDP has been supporting the University of Balochistan in the establishment of Government Innovation Lab (GIL) in the university premises. GIL works closely with academia, students, government…  


Ministry of Climate Change and UNDP launch the Youth and Climate Change Perception Report

Islamabad, 16 July 2021: The Ministry of Climate Change in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pakistan launched a comprehensive report on “Youth and Climate Change…  


Patchwork of prosperity

Khairpur, one of the largest and the most populous districts in Sindh, is a little more than a couple of centuries old. When the Talpur tribe wrested power from the Kalhoras in upper Sindh, Mir Sohrab…  


The journey of a small start-up to becoming Pakistan's premier book publishing platform: How social enterprises can help Pakistan meet Sustainable Development Goals

Daastan is a social enterprise based in Pakistan that started off as a team of three people giving freelance writers the opportunity to publish their work. The team would try to find employment as…  


Passion For Tomorrow—stories of the youth of Pakistan (Part 1)

Young people of today are the leaders of tomorrow. UNDP Pakistan has launched its latest campaign #PassionForTomorrow, that highlights the contribution of the youth of Pakistan to the lives of…  


UNDP and Jazz open registrations for SDG Bootcamps for Social Enterprises

Islamabad, 24 June 2021—Aimed at promoting social entrepreneurship and strengthening the startup ecosystem in the country, UNDP Pakistan and Jazz have launched SDG Bootcamp for Social Enterprises.…  


War between Lives and Livelihoods: Zarina’s Empowering Struggle

Zarina Bibi, aged 46, lives in Meeziwam village, Tehsil Sararogha, South Waziristan Agency. Her husband, who was working with the Frontier Constabulary, was kidnapped and killed by unidentified men…  


Factoring Resilience in the Development Matrix

When I arrived in Pakistan as a UNDP surge staff one week after the deadly earthquake in 2005, over 70,000 people had lost their lives and 3.5 million people had been affected. The winter was also…  

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