Role of ICT in achieving SDGs


IN FEBRUARY 2016, Pakistan’s parliament did what it had never done before. It became one of the world’s first parliaments to formally adopt United Nation’s (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the nation’s development agenda.

Seventeen SDGs had recently been formulated by the UN, to be achieved within one generation (till 2030). Similar goals were agreed to by all the UN member states in 2000 too. They were then called Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). But our

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SDGs part of Pakistan development agenda


ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Climate Change, Zahid Hamid has said that Pakistan is fully



committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030.



Addressing the inaugural session of a two-day National Roundtable conference on Sustainable



Consumption and Production (SCP) National Action Plan the federal minister said, "On February



19, Pakistan registered a history and became the first country in the world whose National



Assembly passed a

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ICT indicators key enablers to achieve multiple SDGs


ISLAMABAD-Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunications Anusha Rehman Khan said that ICT indicators can help monitor achievements in other areas included in the SDGs, such as poverty reduction, education and economic growth.

She expressed these views while addressing Pakistan ICT Indicators Symposium’ under the theme of "Multi-stakeholder Engagement to Highlight the need of ICT Data Reporting" here on Monday. The minister said it is imperative to mention

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Think-tanks sign MoU for policy research on SDGs




STAFF REPORT ISB: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) and Sustainable Development Centre (SDC) for collaboration in research, publications, training and policy seminars vis-a-vis development studies, especially the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their implications for Pakistan.

According to the press release, the signing ceremony took place in the first meeting of the ad-hoc committee of the newly formed Pakistan

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