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


UN Pakistan celebrates 72nd Anniversary of the United Nations

The United Nations in Pakistan organized an event to celebrate the 72nd Anniversary of the United Nations. All staff members, member states, diplomatic community and government counterparts were invited to partake in the festivities.

On the occasion, Mr. Neil Buhne, the UN Resident Coordinator in Pakistan said: “Pakistan has a wealth of diversity among its people; Scientists, activists, Nobel Prize winners, hard working men and women respected throughout the world who remit funds, a military that has contributed to the top leadership to UN peacekeeping, dedicated and skilled federal and provincial civil servants many of whom could work anywhere – and do with the UN. It is fitting then, that the theme for this year’s UN Day is “Potential in Diversity”.”

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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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