One UN Programme

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Delivering as One UN is about UN partners working together more closely to increase effectiveness – improved results – relevance – alignment with national priorities – and efficiency – reduced duplication and transactions costs – at country, regional and global levels. It is that part of the package of UN reforms dealing with the work of the development agencies.

In 2006, the Government of Pakistan volunteered to become a Delivering as One pilot country. The first One UN Programme (2009-2012), referred to as OP II, was signed on 4 February 2009 in the presence of the UN Secretary General and the Prime Minister of Pakistan. The second One UN Programme 2013-2017, signed in December 2012, is aligned with national political processes and both national and sub-national develop priorities, frameworks and strategies. It is a national programme framework of the UN system in Pakistan, with a strong focus on the sub-national level.

In order to better provide support at the provincial level, as well as the federal level, join Government-UN Steering Committees were established for the federal level and for each administrative area. These provide oversight and strategic guidance to the UN programme and the administrative area. On the basis of extensive consultations with federal and provincial Governments, in addition to other stakeholders, six key goals where identified in which the UN has a comparative advantage and can significantly support progress over the five-year implementation period.

One Programme II sets these out as six Strategic Priority Areas:

  1. Equitable access to and use of quality services by vulnerable and marginalized populations
    2. Inclusive economic growth through the development of sustainable livelihoods
    3. Increased national resilience to disasters, crises and external shocks
    4. Strengthened governance and social cohesion
    5. Gender equality and social justice
    6. Food and nutrition security for the most vulnerable groups

In line with UN principles, OP II is rooted in the human rights-based approach, with gender equality, capacity development and environmental sustainability being focuses throughout all UN interventions. Total resource requirements for the entire OP II over a period of five-years are estimated at US$1.87 billion.

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