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UNDP Pakistan Millennium Development Goals Fund

UNDP Pakistan Millennium Development Goals Fund

In 2002, the government of Pakistan became one of the first countries in the world to establish a national public-private partnership devoted to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This partnership includes the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the government of Pakistan, civil-society organizations and private donors, both in Pakistan and abroad.

UNDP partners with the Pakistan Human Development Fund and the National Commission for Human Development (NCHD), the implementing agency working on the ground in 53 districts across Pakistan, in the following areas:

  • Education: To ensure that children everywhere receive primary education by 2015, NCHD has launched the Universal Primary Education Program, establishing community-based feeder schools to accommodate children unable to access government schools;
  • Health care: To improve health-care services, particularly for maternal and child welfare, the Primary Health Care Extension Program trains local health-care workers and educates community members; and
  • Civil Society: To engage Pakistanis in human development at the grassroots level, the Volunteerism Program harnesses the potential of individuals to contribute to development in their own community.

Despite the challenges faced in achieving the MDGs in Pakistan, UNDP and NCHD have already established key successes. In less than three years, they have:

  • Enrolled nearly 1.5 million children in primary school;
  • Established 9,121 community-based schools;
  • Trained 1.4 million women in techniques to save children from dehydration;
  • Vaccinated 300,000 women and children;
  • Established more than 9,000 adult literacy centers; and,
  • Enlisted volunteers from more than 30,000 villages to help support human development at the grassroots level.

The UN Foundation is proud to help members of the Pakistan-American Diaspora population, and everyone interested in advancing the MDGs, support UNDP’s important efforts in Pakistan.

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