ISLAMABAD On the occasion of the first anniversary of the adoption of United Nations Human Rights Councils resolution on 'Preventable Maternal Mortality, Morbidity and Human Rights, the civil society in Pakistan still finds itself struggling for its implementation at the national level. On 17 June 2009, the UN Human Rights Council adopted the landmark resolution on Preventable maternal mortality and morbidity and human rights, which acknowledges, the unacceptably high global rate of preventable maternal mortality and morbidity is a health, development and human rights challenge While the Government of Pakistan deserves appreciation for endorsing the resolution and hence acknowledging maternal deaths as a human rights concern, it still needs to be borne in mind that there has so far been little progress towards addressing the predicament of maternal mortality, which claims one life after every 30 minutes in our country. A press issued here on Wednesday stated that the World Population Foundation (WPF), Pakistan which is among the organisations that played a key role in urging the government to endorse the resolution in 2009, is currently lobbying with policy makers and parliamentarians for its implementation in its true spirit which promotes a human rights-cantered approach, supported and facilitated by strong institutional mechanisms and financing. WPF, Pakistan undertook a number of activities this year to ensure that awareness about the UN resolution was created in every nook and corner of the country. Najam-us-Sahar, Qaiser Ahmed Roonjha and Muhammad Shehzad members of National Youth task Force, a youth group supported by WPF have also been engaged to mobilise support in all four provinces of the country. Furthermore, Members of Balochistan Assembly have also been briefed on the maternal mortality situation in the province. With Maternal Mortality Rate of 856 maternal deaths per 100, 000 births, Balochistan is by far the worst affected of all provinces and immediate attention is required to address this grim situation.