News & Highlights

Keynote Address by Chief (SDG) on Sustainable Consumption and Production at 26th Annual SDPI Conference 2023

23 November 2023

In a pivotal moment at the 26th Annual SDPI Conference held on November 22, 2023, Chief Advocate for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), M Ali Kemal, delivered a compelling keynote address, rallying global leaders to prioritize and implement sustainable consumption and production practices. With a focus on fostering environmental stewardship and socio-economic well-being, Kemal's impassioned speech underscored the urgent need for coll... Read More

FAO Collaborates with Pakistan Government for Crucial SDG 2 Indicators Training Workshop

21 November 2023

he Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has joined forces with the Government of Pakistan to conduct a specialized training workshop on Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG 2) indicators. The workshop, held in Islamabad from November 20 to November 24, 2023, focuses on enhancing expertise in measuring the Prevalence of Undernourishment (POU) and the Prevalence of Moderate and Severe Food Insecurity in the populat... Read More

Creating Livelihoods 2023- A Way Forward with Inclusion, Upskilling and Sustainable Livelihoods

21 November 2023

A 2-day event was organized by the Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business (CERB), Pakistan Business Council on 14th and 15th November, 2023 at Karachi School of Business and Leadership. Ms. Rida Najam, Assistant Chief (SDGs) was invited for a session on Business Disclosures on SDGs: Reporting Progress on SDG targets and indicators. The session was attended by mid to senior level management of various private sector entities includ... Read More

NCRD Workshop on Human Development for Socio-economic Progress

13 November 2023

Akhtar Hameed Khan National Centre for Rural Development (AHKNCRD) organized a 3 days’ workshop on Human development for Socioeconomic Progress on 6th November 2023. Ms. Rida Najam, Assistant Chief (SDGs) was invited for the three lectures on the first day of the workshop. She delivered lectures on Human Development and Economic Growth, human development and link with SDGs and government policies and frameworks to promote human develo... Read More

Ministry of Planning Empowers Stakeholders to Harmonize Development with SDGs Through iPAS Training (October 2023)

1 November 2023

Ministry of Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Conducts Training on Incorporating Relevant SDGs Targets and Indicators in PC-I Pro Forma on iPAS. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been a crucial element of Pakistan's national development agenda since the country became a signatory on 25th September 2015. The Ministry of Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives serves as the custodian ministry responsible... Read More

Pakistan SDGs Status Report 2021

21 April 2022

“The first-ever Pakistan Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs) Status report presents Pakistan’s progress on SDGs. Since the adoption of SDGs at the global level in 2015, this report presents Pakistan’s progress on SDGs indicators viz-a-viz their baseline values. This kind of monitoring and tracking is important for identifying and prioritising area requiring policy support and resource allocation. The report not only captures t... Read More

Feedback on Draft Report

15 December 2021

The Government of Pakistan intends to conduct the 7th Population & Housing Census next year. To conduct a successful Digital Census and to avoid complications, system failures in the adoption of technologies, prudent planning and an extensive roadmap is necessary. Therefore, there was a need to conduct a detailed study of the modern technologies being adopted by the countries and regions for conducting the census digitally and the mecha... Read More

First Global 2022 VNR Workshop webinar series presentation

22 November 2021

The First Global 2022 VNR Workshop webinar series presentations links for all four days (25-28 October 2021) given below: 25th Oct 2021 26th Oct 2021 27th Oct 2021 28th Oct 2021 Read More

KIE Pre-Budget Webinar Series

24 May 2021

Exploring Opportunities for Youth and Gender Equality... Read More

Federal Webinar on Women's Day

15 March 2021

Dear All, It is stated that Federal Unit is conducting the Webinar on Women’s Day on the theme of “Policy, Gender Equality & Leadership” on 16th March 2021 (2pm to 3:30pm) If you have relevant women groups, mailing lists etc., then please encourage them to participate. Registration link for the webinar: ... Read More

Meeting with the National Parliamentary SDGs Taskforce Sub-Committee on SDGs Scorecard

15 October 2020

A delegation of the Parliamentary SDGs Taskforce Sub-Committee on SDGs Scorecard headed by the Convener Dr. Aisha Ghaus Pasha (MNA) along with two members of the aforesaid committee i.e. Dr. Shazia Sobia Aslam Somro (MNA) and Ms. Ghazala Saifi (MNA and Parliamentary Secretary for National Heritage & Culture), representatives of Planning Commission GoP and UNDP visited P&DD, GoAJ&K on October 14, 2020. The Minister for Finance and Healt... Read More

Consultative Meeting between Federal SDGs Unit Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives and Ministry of National Health & Population.

17 January 2020

Ministry of Planning, Development & Special initiatives and Ministry of National Health & Population held a consultative meeting with relevant stakeholders on 15th January 2020 to discuss data challenges in monitoring and reporting of indicators of SDG 3 “Good Health and Well-being”. Stakeholders from both ends including PBS, M/o IT & Telecom, WHO, Provincial SDGs Units and NIPS were also present. Data sources and methodology for ... Read More

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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