• Sidra Iqbal, journalist and development analyst

    Sidra Iqbal, journalist and development analyst, speaks about the Human Development Report 2014 at the launch in Islamabad. The Report, entitled Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience, offers a fresh perspective on what makes people vulnerable, and proposes ways to strengthen resilience. The Human Development Report is an independent study intended to stimulate an informed debate on global development issues and to highlight trends for policy makers.

  • Zahid Hussain, journalist and author

    Zahid Hussain, journalist and author, on the Human Development Report 2014. Mr. Hussain discussed the vulnerabilities and challenges the country has faced in the past. In the last 2 decades, most countries have registered significant improvements in human development. Now, vulnerability and the impact of crises and disasters are undermining the hard won progress or slowing down its growth. The annual growth in Human Development Index (HDI) value has declined in Pakistan from 2 percent in 2000-2008 to almost zero during 2008-13. The Report demonstrates that progress cannot be sustained without building resilience.

  • Dil Khan, Call Center, PDMA

    UNDP is supporting the FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) and Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) of KP to effectively manage the IDP response by providing technical assistance and equipment to both Provincial and District authorities in the hosting areas, particularly for information management and monitoring. Direct support will also be given to District Disaster Management Unit in Bannu (currently hosting 737,285 IDPs) and to the District Commissioners Office in Lakki Marwat (currently hosting 22,884 IDPs).

  • Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Youth

    Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Youth talks about investing in Pakistan's future.

  • Hina Butt - Punjab Women Caucus