Assistance by the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security to the Project in Pakistan
1. On February 24, the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security, which was established by the initiative of the Government of Japan, decided to extend assistance totaling 2,158,864 US dollars to a project entitled “Mitigating Adverse Impacts of Prolonged Internal Conflict in Pakistan by Fostering Peace and Multi-sectoral Development at Community Levels Leading Improved Human Security”.
2. The project is implemented by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Health Organization (WHO). This project aims at improving social security status of people in conflict-affected areas through enhanced access to health, education and resources for building peace, reconstruction, security and social harmony. The activities will include the following:
(a) Improving access to education, health, and extracurricular activities, ensuring community mobilization.
(b) Ensuring safe and sustainable livelihood options through community infrastructure restoration.
(c) Promoting culture for peace, conflict resolution, education for sustainable development, health and social cohesion at the community level.
3. This project is expected to promote human security of the vulnerable population in Pakistan.