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  • PAKISTAN’S CHALLENGES: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS 2015-2030: Looking inwards: the new development paradigm

    - Pakistan’s national income per capita has doubled since 1990; with income poverty declining nearly three times since 2000- The share of Foreign Direct Investment in the economy has fluctuated in the past 30 years; in 2013 it was back at the 1990 level- If Pakistan is to meet the SDGs, there is considerable scope to improve the role of partnershipsNegotiating the path towards sustainable development is not easy for any country acting...

  • Pakistan to take on sustainable development goals on its own

    ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Prof Ahsan Iqbal on Monday said the government had decided to take over the responsibility for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...

    The federal minister was speaking at a seminar titled ‘Sustainable Development Goals and the way Forward’ organised by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)...

  • Pakistan committed to achieving sustainable development goals: Iqbal

    ISLAMABAD: Federal Mini-ster for Planning, Develop-ment and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal said on Sunday that Pakistan attached great importance to its commitments on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...

    “Pakistan has accorded the highest priority to achieving the goals which will enable us to join the league of upper middle class countries by 2030,” Mr Iqbal said while speaking at the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development...

  • PAKISTAN’S CHALLENGES: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS 2015-2030: Translating aspiration into reality

    - Goal 16 focuses on promoting peaceful and inclusive societies- Pakistan faces formidable difficulties realising the targets set for SDG 16THE realisation that the exclusion of improved governance from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agenda for 2015 was a major cause of the failure of many countries (including Pakistan) to achieve the targets has led to the inclusion of this objective in the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development...

  • PAKISTAN’S CHALLENGES: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS 2015-2030: Doing more and better with less

    Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12 calls for ensuring sustainable consumption and production (SCP), reaffirming global consensus on the centrality of sustainable practices in the quest for sustainable development — commitments that were articulated in the Rio Declaration and Agenda 21 adopted by the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio in 1992...

    The targets linked to Goal 12 include sharp cuts in food losses and...

  • PAKISTAN’S CHALLENGES: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS 2015-2030: Combating climate change: why it matters

    Pakistan’s ‘super floods’ in 2010 (that affected around 20 million people), prolonged drought in Tharparkar in Sindh, and the 2015 Karachi heat-wave constitute significant impacts of climate change, thereby, increasing public awareness about extreme weather events...

    Therefore, with UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13 specifically calling for ‘urgent actions to combat climate change and its impacts’, Pakistan has its work cut...

  • PAKISTAN’S CHALLENGES: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS 2015-2030: When employment sustains growth

    Youth unemployment, mass under-employment, and the post-recession risk of jobless growth and recovery aptly describe the present global economic landscape, including that of Pakistan...

    Unlike its Millennium Development Goals predecessor, Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8 empowers governments to break free from the shackles of aid and propels nation-states towards making greater strides in trade, growth, jobs and safeguarding the...

  • Workshop on sustainable development

    The programme on “Sustainable development and role of media” was organised by the Council for Participatory Development...

    Speaking on the occasion, Wyss stressed sustainable development and the role of the media and said that “we have to play our role to extend benefits of development to the deprived sections of society”...

  • Photo exhibition on Sustainable Development Goals opens

    KARACHI: The photo exhibition ‘Pakistan Sustaining Development: Human Stories through Photography’, comprising 102 photos divided into collections representing each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, opened at the Sadequain Art Gallery on Wednesday...

    The exhibition represented different elements of Pakistani society; it aimed to capture the endurance and perseverance of Pakistanis, and bring people...

  • Linking CPEC to sustainable national development

    These issues consist of education, skills development and healthcare; enabling policies that improve the ecosystem and encourage private sector investment; increasing the size of the formal economy; empowering women empowerment, etc...

    For national development in key elements the development plan could include:Public private partnerships: Improving infrastructure in Punjab and Sindh makes economic sense if you want to leverage what...

  • Asia Pacific needs $2.5tr annually for sustainable development

    5tr per year to close infrastructure gaps, expand basic social protection and address climate mitigation and adaptation in order to meet post-2015 sustainable development requirements, according to a new report of the United Nations released on Tuesday...

    Critically, the potential financial resources that could be tapped for sustainable development in the region include $224 billion in remittances, $545bn in foreign direct investment...

  • Water management key to achieving sustainable development goals: WB

    STOCKHOLM: As demand for water grows, the world must focus on how the precious resource will be shared among farmers, the energy sector and cities if it is to achieve the United Nations’ new development agenda, a World Bank expert said...

    The UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which had focused attention on the needs of poor nations for the past 15 years, included boosting access to clean water and sanitation...

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