http://www.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/speeches2016-02-05T05:45:41.846ZSpeechesAdobe Experience ManagerHaoliang Xu: “The Future of Development Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific” Speech prepared for a lecture at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) on October 5, 2015 in Washington DC.email@example.com://www.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2015/10/05/haoliang-xu-the-future-of-development-cooperation-in-asia-and-the-pacific-speech-prepared-for-a-lecture-at-johns-hopkins-university-school-of-advanced-international-studies-sais-on-october-5-2015-in-washington-dc-2015-10-12T06:44:59.671Z2015-10-12T06:44:59.671ZFourth Regional Technical Group meeting - Heart of Asia firstname.lastname@example.orgChairman NDMA, honorable representatives of embassies, supporting countries, supporting organizations, delegates from the Heart of Asia Countries, UN colleagues and all invitees, good morning.
First of all, I would like to thank NDMA for giving UNDP Pakistan an opportunity to be a partner of this Heart of Asia Technical Group Meeting on Disaster Management.
The world is changing rapidly. The scope and scale of connectivity and related insecurities are accelerating, as are the threats of contagion and exposure to natural disasters and violent conflict. Indeed, the HoA countries region often share the same risks of geophysical and meteorological hazards, including ‘compound’ hazards of hydrological drought and extreme cold. Climate change will simply add further uncertainty and complexity to this already complex patterning of environmental hazards. http://www.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2015/09/08/fourth-regional-technical-group-meeting-heart-of-asia-2015-09-09T13:25:09.218Z2015-09-09T13:25:09.218ZOpening Remarks UNDP Conference: The Role of Technology in Strengthening Democracy: Opportunities and Challengesnoemail@noemail.orgtorsum.khanOn behalf of UNDP, I am delighted to welcome you all here today. We have an exciting agenda lined up for the next three days - debating how technology can play a role in enhancing the transparency, effectiveness and critically, public confidence, in democratic institutions and processes.http://www.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2014/10/14-16/opening-remarks-undp-conference--the-role-of-technology-in-stren2015-03-04T04:29:31.433Z2015-03-04T04:29:31.433ZLaunch of the Human Development Report 2014 - Speech by Marc-André Franche, UNDP Country Director email@example.comThe issue of vulnerability and resilience is unfortunately well known and interiorized by Pakistanis. This year’s report is thus incredibly important and useful for Pakistan. Indeed conflict with the militancy and other groups, sectarian violence, compounded by natural disasters which include the major earthquake of 2005 and now 22 major floods since Pakistan’s foundation added to the regional tensions and political instability have weakened institutions, blocked reforms, diverted resources and made millions more vulnerable, often those who were already the poorest and most excluded living in areas which are dis-integrated from the rest of the country.http://www.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2014/09/17/launch-of-the-human-development-report-2014---speech-by-marc-and2014-09-19T05:24:33.171Z2014-09-19T05:24:33.171ZLaunch of the Human Development Report-Speech by Richard Montgomerynoemail@noemail.orgfatimah.inayetI am very pleased to be present at this launch of the UNDP 2014 Human Development Report. I am delighted to represent the UK Department for International Development (DFID) in expressing solidarity with the people of Pakistan, and to support—where possible—work to address the challenges raised in the Report.http://www.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2014/09/17/launch-of-the-human-development-report-speech-by-richard-montgom2014-09-24T14:26:28.836Z2014-09-24T14:26:28.836ZWomen’s Representation in Parliament firstname.lastname@example.orgLooking at the gender landscape in Pakistan today, in terms of political participation, urgent measures are needed to create a level playing field for women in the electoral process. As I am sure you will all agree, this lingering democratic deficit undermines the quality of Pakistan’s democracy.http://www.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2014/05/14/women_s-representation-in-parliament-2014-05-14T05:21:56.214Z2014-05-14T05:21:56.214ZEnhancing the Role of Women in Political Partiesnoemail@noemail.orgtorsum.khanHere in Pakistan, the Women’s Parliamentary Caucus is making a significant contribution to diminishing the gender deficit. Through their vibrant advocacy initiatives several landmark pieces of legislation on women’s rights have been passed.http://www.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2014/05/07/enhancing-the-role-of-women-in-political-parties2014-05-14T05:28:46.031Z2014-05-14T05:28:46.031Z14th Annual Research Conference on “Pakistan Population: New Realities and Challenges for Human Development”email@example.comPakistan is now the sixth largest population in the World growing at 1.9% a year, the equivalent of New Zeland every year or Australia every five. It will reach 270-350m by 2050. According to the latest Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey report; fertility rates stands at 3.8 considerably higher than the South Asian average. Despite a significant decrease Pakistan will unfortunately not meet the MDG target of 2.1 births per woman by the end of 2015.http://www.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2013/11/20/14th-annual-research-conference-on-pakistan-population-new-realities-and-challenges-for-human-development-2013-11-27T05:49:48.328Z2013-11-27T05:49:48.328ZLaunch of Sindh MDG Report - Speech by Marc-André Franche, Country Director, UNDP in Pakistannoemail@noemail.orgtorsum.khanRising inequalities, across regions and gender, is one of the main development challenges not only for Sindh but for Pakistan and region. While poverty has reduced substantially across the globe – from 1.9 billion people living below the poverty line in 1990 to 1.3 billion people in 2008, income and wealth inequalities, access to productive assets, social outcomes and services remain widespread. Child death rates and stunting have been estimated 2 to 4 times higher for the lowest income quintiles when compared to the highest wealthiest quintiles.http://www.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2013/06/19/launch-of-sindh-mdg-report-speech-by-marc-andr-franche-country-director-undp-in-pakistan2013-11-27T05:32:28.388Z2013-11-27T05:32:28.388ZLaunch of the 2013 Human Development Report by Marc-André Franche, Country Director, UNDP Pakistannoemail@noemail.orgtorsum.khanFor the first time in recent history, the South as a whole is driving global economic growth and social change. Around the world, the living conditions and prospects of hundreds of millions of people have been lifted by transformations in the South. By 2020, the combined economic output of three key emerging economies – China, India, and Brazil – will surpass those of the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Canada combined. Much of the dynamism of emerging economies is being driven by trade, foreign direct investment, and technology partnerships within the South itself.http://www.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2013/03/28/launch-of-the-2013-human-development-report-by-marc-andr-franche-country-director-undp-pakistan2013-11-27T05:34:06.351Z2013-11-27T05:34:06.351ZOpening Ceremony of Research Wing, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa Judicial Academynoemail@noemail.orgfatimah.inayetThe United Nations works to support a rule of law framework at the national level: a Constitution or its equivalent, as the highest law of the land; clear and consistent legal framework, and implementation thereof; strong institutions of justice, governance, security and human rights that are well structured, financed, trained and equipped; transitional justice processes and mechanisms; and a public and civil society that contributes to strengthening the rule of law and holding public officials and institutions accountable. These are the norms, policies, institutions and processes that form the core of a society in which individuals feel safe and secure, where disputes are settled peacefully and effective redress is available for harm suffered, and where all who violate the law, including the State itself, are held to account.http://www.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2013/03/06/opening-ceremony-of-research-wing-khyber-pakhtoonkhwa-judicial-academy2013-11-27T05:41:57.831Z2013-11-27T05:41:57.831Z