5 February 2020, Islamabad— The United Nations Development Programme and the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs have signed a contract for the promotion of rule of law and empowering governmental and non-governmental stakeholders for implementing human rights mandates, to be carried out in collaboration by federal and provincial institutions.

The agreement was signed between Mr. Bernhard Stephan Schlagheck, German Ambassador, and Mr. Ignacio Artaza, Resident Representative a.i. UNDP, in Islamabad today.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Artaza stated, “The German Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been supporting UNDP’s rights-based governance interventions since 2016, which has contributed to the strengthening of the human rights ecosystem in Pakistan.”

“I would like to thank the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs for signing the contract today for the ‘Promotion of Rule of Law and Empowering governmental and non-governmental stakeholders for implementing human rights mandates’ project”, he further added.

Through this latest project, UNDP will continue to assist the Government of Pakistan through rights-based governance interventions in support of national priorities, providing technical assistance to human rights institutions and stakeholders including the federal Ministry of Human Rights, Provincial Human Rights Departments and the National Commission on Human Rights, as well as civil society and the business community. The project will contribute to the improvement of the human rights situation, leading to a more inclusive and peaceful Pakistan and advancing goal 16 of the SDGs.

For additional information, please contact Ayesha Babar at ayesha.babar@undp.org  or +92 (51) 835 5650

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