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Pakistan Stock Exchange launches a comprehensive SDGs section on its official website

The upcoming ten years have been marked as the “Decade of Action”- a nudge to every citizen, every organization and authority to play its vital role in the progress of achieving the SDG goals. This…  


Azm-e-Nau: How challenges presented by COVID-19 became an opportunity

Azm-e-Nau, meaning a new age, is the reprioritization of development to a world that has fundamentally changed. Pakistan reported its first Coronavirus case in late February. A national lockdown…  


Young People in Prisons: Pathways for Rehabilitation and Reintegration

As part of its initiative to promote dialogue on development challenges faced by vulnerable segments of the youth population in Pakistan, UNDP in partnership with the National Dialogue Forum (NDP),…  


UNDP’s Local Government Ambassadors: Jamrud’s new frontline workers

“Stay at home” was the call from a loudspeaker that echoed in a remote village of Jamrud in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The village men sitting in the hujra (sitting room) were fuming. Though most of them…  


Social inclusion of vulnerable transgenders in times of COVID-19

Continuing with its commitment to ‘Leave No One Behind’, UNDP in Pakistan, with UNFPA’s support, conducted a rapid preliminary socio-economic assessment to gauge the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic…  


Promoting peace through religious sanctuaries; how the youth of Pakistan is creating a difference

Maimoona Akhar is a 25-year-old young woman from Peshawar who holds a Masters Degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from University of Peshawar. Although Maimoona is fortunate enough to have…  


A window of opportunity for women in the Merged Areas

Operating since October 2019, UNDP’s Business Incubation programme aims to revitalise economic activities in the Merged Districts. The programme focuses on creating income generation opportunities for…  


Promoting women’s inclusion in governance and decision-making in the Merged Areas

In August 2019, when Ms. Farhat Kifayat Ullah took a position as a Gender Desk Officer in the Khyber District of the Merged Areas she knew that her job would not be easy.  


How a digital dashboard is tracking Pakistan’s progress in Human Rights commitments

Pakistan is a signatory to seven major human rights treaties, a party in the European Union’s General Scheme of Preferences, and a party to the SDGs. These international commitments require the…  


Reshaping the way we work: how to collaborate when physically apart?

UNDP Innovation-AccLab Pakistan’s approach in mainstreaming innovation requires us to constantly collaborate and co-design work. We bring stakeholders with projects to the heart of the problem using…  

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