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Rasheed Khalid

The News

Published Date: Jul 6, 2011


United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs has deputed Shafqat Kakakhel, former assistant secretary general/deputy executive director, UN Environment Programme, to prepare a report on Pakistan’s preparatory process for the forthcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD)also known as Rio+20 to be held in Brazil in June 2012.
Shafqat Kakakhel, is senior advisor at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute. He will work closely with the government of Pakistan, the UN country team and all foreign and national stakeholders.
He would work on stocktaking report on the policies adopted and actions taken by Pakistan since the Rio Summit in 1992 to promote sustainable development based on desk research and interviews with key stakeholders, including government and major groups, the UN entities and other multilateral partners in Pakistan. He would also organise a national workshop for holding multi-stakeholder consultations on the objectives and themes of the UNCSD and prepare documents comprising the outcome of the consultations.
The UNCSD is focusing on green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication and the institutional framework for sustainable development. The objective of the conference is to secure renewed political commitments for sustainable development, assess the progress to date, identify the remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development and address new and emerging challenges.
UNDESA is supporting 21 countries in their national preparations, through appointing and funding experienced persons as consultants. Pakistan is one of the countries being supported. This national report is meant to identify the key issues and barriers to addressing the green economy from the perspective of government, major groups and donors, propose institutional arrangements for sustainable development, and make recommendations to strengthen the national sustainable development agenda based on the inputs in the preparatory process.

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