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Pakistan on the path towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals under One UN Programme III

December 5, 2018

Quetta, December 05, 2018 (PPI-OT): The United Nations in Pakistan is focused on supporting the country to achieve the SDGs. Efforts continue to tackle development challenges in Pakistan under the UN Sustainable Development Framework for the period 2018-2022. This was highlighted at the 6th Provincial Steering Committee meeting of the One-UN Operation Plan III (OPIII) that was held at the Planning and Development Department Secretariat in Quetta today.

Mr Sajjad Ahmed Bhutta, Additional Chief Secretary Development chaired the meeting. Co-chairs of the Balochistan Steering Committee, Mr Neil Buhne United Nations Resident Coordinator and Ms Mina Dowlatchahi, FAO Representative in Pakistan elaborated upon the approaches to align UN Sustainable Development Goals framework with the priorities of the government of Pakistan.

Successes achieved over the last year were also presented to the participants which included high level officials from various government departments in Balochistan. Pakistan is amongst the first countries that adopted the SDGs as National Development Goals and one of the few countries that is investing its own resources to achieve the SDGs. The 5-year partnership framework sets out the direction of the UN’s support to the government of Pakistan to achieve the 17 Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals.

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.

For more information, contact:
National Information Officer
United Nations Information Centre (UNIC)
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-8355720
Cell: +92-300-8553790
Email: ishrat.rizvi@unic.org

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