The four cross-cutting themes of human rights, gender equality, civil society engagement and refugees are an essential part of the One Programme. Through the One Programme the UN is committed to addressing all the cross cutting issues in a holistic and integrated manner.
The rise of civil society is indeed one of the landmark events of current times. The growing participation and influence of non-State actors is enhancing democracy and reshaping multilateralism. The role of civil society in development is very important and hence special efforts are made to ensure that they are engaged in all the thematic areas.
The One Programme will follow national aspirations for human rights and human development for the common purpose and motivation of human freedom. Human rights adds value to the agenda of development by ensuring respect, protect and fulfilling of human rights of all people. Human development, in turn, brings a long-term perspective by directing attention to the socio-economic context in which rights can be realised.
The gender-mainstreaming vision aims to focus on approaches that have the greatest potential to bring about coherence and positive systemic change. Gender mainstreaming within One UN, includes ensuring that gender perspectives and attention to the goal of gender equality are critically central to all TWG activities across the One UN system.
Addressing the issues of refugees through the joint programs of five themes is meant to encourage burden sharing with Pakistan and its local communities of hosting areas through resource mobilization, contribute to poverty reduction in refugee hosting areas, promote better quality of life for refugees and their hosts, assist GoP, UN and donors to achieve MDGs, facilitate self reliance and build resilience among refugees for rehabilitation after repatriation and prepare them for durable solutions. Refugee-Affected and Hosting Area programme (RAHA)