Towards a bright future: UNDP Pakistan opens new sub-off ice in city

New premises to strengthen support, coordination with government


Our Correspondent July 28, 2015
UNDP Country Director Marc-André Franche. PHOTO: TWITTER

PESHAWAR: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has inaugurated a new regional sub-office in the city, stated a press release issued on Tuesday.



According to the document, the new office was inaugurated by Additional Chief Secretary Dr Hammad Uwais Agha and UNDP Country Director Marc-André Franche. “The Peshawar sub-office reflects UNDP’s increasing focus on supporting K-P and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas,” read the statement. “We are committed to help achieve the national and provincial development goals set by the government.”

Fresh commitment

The document quoted Franche as saying UNDP has had “a long and successful partnership” with the K-P and federal governments, and the new sub-office reaffirms a commitment to development.

“The UNDP sub-office in Peshawar was established after the organisation signed an MoU with the K-P government,” stated the press release. “The sub-office will strengthen the institution’s presence, and increase representation and coordination of UNDP projects in K-P and Fata. The sub-office will also serve as the convening agency for the One UN Programme in K-P.” This is the first time since 2009  an international development organisation has shown its presence in the city.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 29th, 2015. 

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