Razakar volunteers share their experiences from their youth consultations

Having reached over 1,000 young people across Pakistan, our Razakar Programme volunteers shared their experiences of these youth consultations with us. Their insights and recommendations on education, employment and engagement will be analysed and incorporated into the NHDR 2015. Read more



NHDR holds Consultations with Youth-Led Organizations and the Donor Community

The NHDR team held a national consultation with youth-led civil society organisations, international and national NGOs, and fellow UN agencies on the 29th of July, 2015. The event’s three working group sessions centered on employment, engagement and education. Read More


Third Advisory Council Meeting for the NHDR

The NHDR’s preliminary findings were presented to the Advisory Council during its Third Meeting on the 30th of July, 2015. Council Members met with the Report’s Lead Authors, as well as UNDP Pakistan’s Country Director, Marc-André Franche, and Assistant Country Director DPU, Shakeel Ahmad. Representatives of UNFPA, UNDP Pakistan’s technical partner for the NHDR, were also present. Read More



Newsweek holds a TweetChat with the lead authors and CD of UNDP Pakistan on the Youth Bulge

Between 10.30PM and midnight, Pakistan Standard Time, on July 30, 2015, Twitteristan was abuzz with an avalanche of ideas on the topic of Youth Empowerment in Pakistan. On youth education. On youth employment. On youth engagement. Read More

NHDR celebrates International Youth Day on Civic Engagement with the Youth Parliamentary Forum

Students, diplomats, and representatives of the government, the media, civil society, and UN agencies came together on 12 August 2015 to celebrate International Youth Day with UNDP Pakistan and the Youth Parliamentary Forum (YPF) by discussing youth civic engagement in Islamabad, Pakistan. Read more

NHDR prepares a Youth Declaration for increased youth civic engagement in Balochistan

A Conference on Youth Civic Engagement (Quetta, 2 September 2015) was jointly organised by the NHDR team, the Department of Youth, Environment and Sport of the Government of Balochistan, and the United Nations Volunteer (UNV) Programme. Prominent participants included the Governor of Balochistan, Muhammad Khan Achakzai, and the Mayor of Quetta, Dr Kaleemullah Kakar. Read more