News & Highlights

Pakistan has initiated preparation exercises to present SDGs progress through it’s first ‘Voluntary National Review – VNR’at the High-Level Political Forum – HLPF in June 2019

11 September 2018

A high level multi-stakeholder meeting for the preparation of Pakistan’s first Voluntary National Review – VNRwas held on 19th July 2018. Mr. Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, the Secretary, Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform - MoPDR chaired the meeting. He said that after the Millennium Development Goals – MDGs unsatisfactory performance, this time the Government of Pakistan has approached the Agenda 2030 of Sustainable Developmen... Read More



National Conference on Sustainable Development Goals

13 July 2018

Ministry of Planning Development and Reform holds Pakistan’s 1st National Conference on Sustainable Development Goals in Islamabad. Minister PD&R Dr. Shamshad Akhtar was Guest of honor while Secretary Planning gave the welcome address to the worthy guests. Mr. Neil Buhne, Resident Coordinator United Nations, Mr. Zafar ul Hassan Chief SDGs MoPD&R also discoursed the salient features of SDGs and it’s implementation in Pakistan! ... Read More



Planning Commission in collaboration with the UNDP launches Data Reporting Gaps Study and a comprehensive website on sustainable development goals.

11 July 2018

Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Minister for PD&R formally launched the website and the Data Reporting Gaps Study, while Secretary Planning Mr. Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui gave his welcome remarks. The aforementioned Data Reporting Gaps Study was launched at the Auditorium of the Ministry of Planning Development & Reform, Islamabad. While talking to the ceremony, Dr. Shamshad Akhtar congratulated the core team of the Ministry of Planning Development... Read More



National Coordination Meeting on SDGs

8 July 2018

National Coordination Meeting of Federal and Provincial SDGs Support Unit was held in Lahore, in which all teams reflected for their performances and brainstorm to formulate the way forward on implementation of SDGs localization agenda. Federal SDGs Support Unit, shared that approval of National Framework on SDGs from NEC, the highest government policy approval authority is a key milestone in the journey of localizing SDGs in Pakista... Read More



New development paradigm for Pakistan

21 June 2018

by: Zafar ul Hasan Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have not only replaced the “Millennium Development Goals - MDGs” but also provided a new development paradigm for humanity where development has become a right. SDGs are universal set of 17 goals, 169 targets and 241 indicators that UN member states are expected to localize in their own development agendas and socio-economic policies during the period 2015-2030. All 17 goals... Read More



NEC approves SDGs framework, provisional targets

11 April 2018

The National Economic Council (NEC) Wednesday approved Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) national framework and provisional sustainable development goals and targets. A meeting of the NEC presided over by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi advised the provincial governments, federal ministries and organizations concerned to align their policies and plans and allocate required resources in line with national framework. The NEC also d... Read More



Tracking the SDGs

10 April 2018

EVEN with the best of intentions, it is unlikely many countries will achieve the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals given the confluence of multiple challenges facing world leaders — more poverty and disease, more inequality and injustice, and the growing impact of climate change. A comprehensive report in Dawn recently tracked the performance of Pakistan’s crucial socioeconomic indicators, reminding the government that it has ... Read More



Sustainable Development: How far has Pakistan come and how far do we have to go?

10 April 2018

By Khaleeq Kiani PAKISTAN secured a score of 55.6 under SDGs’ global index against a far better regional average of 63.3 and is even lower than regional peers Bangladesh’s 56.2 and India’s 58.1. As a result, the country ranked 122 on the SDG index of 157 nations compared to Bangladesh’s 120 and India’s 116 position, according to July 2017 results. The good news, however, is that its preparedness to deliver on 2030 tar... Read More



The Government of Punjab acknowledges SDGs in its 2017-2018 Budget in collaboration with UNDP

10 April 2018

Pakistan was among early nations who committed to declare the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as a national agenda by adopting a resolution at the National Assembly in February 2016. The main challenge in Pakistan is to transform the ambitious 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into provincial strategies, policies, plans and budgets. The Planning and Development Department of Punjab and UNDP have collaborated to support th... Read More



UNDP, the Government of Pakistan and Accountability Lab Launch Sustainable Development Goal 16 Innovation Challenge

10 April 2018

ISLAMABAD, 5th April 2018 - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Government of Pakistan- through the Young Peace and Development Corps (YPDC) and the Accountability Lab Pakistan today launched the country’s first Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) 16 Innovation Challenge. The Innovation Challenge is a month-long competition through which young Pakistanis can submit creative ideas related to issues of peace, justice, a... Read More



Speakers call for engaging youth in understanding SDGs

9 April 2018

The speakers at a seminar on “Engaging Youth for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” collectively called for engaging youth, especially students, in a better understanding of the developments goals in Pakistan’s context, and play a practical role in meeting these goals. Bargad, a non-governmental organisation working on youth development, with the support of Oxfam, arranged the seminar. The objective of the seminars was to... Read More




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