Pakistan, UN sign Sustainable Development Framework

The Government of Pakistan and the United Nations in Pakistan Wednesday signed the UN Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF), also known as the One Programme III (OPIII) 2018-2022 at a ceremony held in the Economic Affairs Division (EAD).

Secretary EAD and United Nations Resident Coordinator signed the document along with other UN agencies working in Pakistan, said a press release. Syed Ghazanfar Abbas Jillani, Secretary EAD remarked that the signing is an important milestone for the Government of Pakistan as it reinforces 70 years of trusted partnership with the UN.

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and United Nations Pakistan celebrates 73rd Anniversary of the United Nations

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UN country team jointly organized a ceremony at the Foreign Office today to mark the 73rd anniversary of the United Nations Day.

Speaking on the occasion, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi outlined the Government’s priorities with a particular focus on social and economic development, poverty alleviation, job creation and institutional reforms. Acknowledging the role and contribution of the United Nations in these endeavours, the Foreign Minister expressed Pakistan’s willingness to further build on this partnership.

The UN Secretary General’s video message was also played on this occasion. A photo exhibition capturing the visual history of Pakistan’s diplomatic engagement at the United Nations since 1947 had also been arranged.

The Foreign Secretary, heads of diplomatic missions and UN agencies, senior civil and military officials, former Pakistani Ambassadors and officers of the Foreign Ministry were present at this well-attended event.

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On this International Youth Day, young colleagues working with United Nation in Pakistan share their inspirations for sustainable development.

Video message by Neil Buhne, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the United Nations in Pakistan on the First International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to Victims of Terrorism.

Video message by Neil Buhne, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the United Nations in Pakistan on the First International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to Victims of Terrorism.24 August 2018

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25799580126_a996f7cc21_kPAKISTAN’S CHALLENGES: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS 2015-2030

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets were formally adopted by the UN member states during the SDGs Summit at the UN on 25-27th September 2015. Pakistan is one of the first countries in the world to have adopted the SDGs through a unanimous resolution of the parliament. The 17 SDGs aim to leverage the linkages between economic development and human well-being to improve the situation of People (human development), Planet (environment), Prosperity (economic development and poverty alleviation), Peace (peaceful and tolerant societies) by 2030.

The Dawn newspaper is running a special series on the SDGs to explore the significance of achieving each one of them, and what it means for Pakistan.

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