Another milestone achieved as Pakistan signs UN Sustainable Development Framework

ISLAMABAD: The Government of Pakistan and the United Nations in Pakistan signed the UN Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF), also known as the One Programme III (OP III) 2018-2022.

A ceremony was held in the Economic Affairs Division, Islamabad where the Secretary EAD and United Nations Resident Coordinator signed the document along-with other UN agencies working in Pakistan.

Syed Ghazanfar Abbas Jillani, the Secretary Economic Affairs Division remarked that ‘today’s signing is an important milestone for the Government of Pakistan as it reinforces our 70 years of trusted partnership with the UN. 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. We are confident that the new 5-year programme will create impactful results for the people of Pakistan.’

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.

Since 2009, the UN has contributed over $2.3 billion to support the Government of Pakistan to tackle its development challenges that has benefitted millions of Pakistanis throughout the country

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