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Recovering with resilience: Pakistan floods one year on

Islamabad: One year ago Pakistan was hit by unprecedented monsoon rains and floods. Across the country the scope and scale of the crisis was exceptional, affecting the lives of over 18 million people, washing away communities and livelihoods, and forcing millions to flee from their homes. The crisis took the lives of a confirmed 1,980 people and left an estimated 14 million in need of humanitarian assistance. The People of Pakistan have shown remarkable strength and resilience throughout the disaster, […]

International Conference spells out the agenda for sustainable and inclusive growth in Pakistan

Islamabad: A two-day conference hosted by the Planning Commission and UNDP discusses how best to ensure sustained growth in Pakistan. The Conference brings together around 500 delegates including parliamentarians, international experts, federal and provincial policy makers, economists, development sector leaders, business community and officials from UN agencies from across Pakistan. International and national resource persons include Suleiman B. Mahboob, Chairman, Malaysian Industrial Development Authority, Norma Binte Mansoor Secretary General of the National Economic Advisory Council Malaysia, Mohammed Ali Chairman Securities […]

United Nations agencies to partner on Early Recovery

Islamabad: Three of the United Nations Agencies currently engaged in the rural aspects of the post-flood Early Recovery and manmade emergencies in Pakistan namely, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the World Food Programme (WFP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) envisaging joint implementation of projects valued at US$ 300 million in affected areas across the country. This is in the spirit of the OneUN agenda for Delivering as One. Pakistan is […]

Women Vocational Training Centre set up through United Nations Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador’s Contribution

Islamabad: The first batch of 25 students have received certificates from the Noor Konno Vocational Centre for Women in Haripur where they have acquired skills in sewing and dressmaking. The Vocational Centre aims to help thousands of vulnerable and women of the area in acquiring livelihood skills and become productive members of the society. The Centre has been set up by the Noor Citizens Community Board Haripur, with the technical support of UNDP’s project: Support to Devolution Trust for Community […]

European Union donates 40 million Euros for rehabilitation of Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas

Islamabad: The European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today signed an agreement on the EU’s contribution of 40 million Euros in support to the Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas (RAHA) Programme in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The RAHA programme was designed to promote regional stability and compensate for social, economic and environmental impacts on Pakistani communities by the presence of more than 3 million Afghans over the past three decades. It also aims at promoting peaceful […]