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A Success that Crosses Boundaries

A cross-border trade fair involving 45 entrepreneurs from Tajikistan and Afghanistan was held in October, and was a resounding success.  


National Volunteer Database Launched

This year, UNDP, along with UN Volunteers, working together as part of the One UN framework, launched the first ever online volunteer database in Afghanistan.  


International Anti-Corruption Day Marked in Afghanistan

International Anti-Corruption Day was marked by the United Nations and the government of Afghanistan at the presidential palace in Kabul.  


Revamped Law and Order Trust Fund Aims to Support Entire Afghan Rule of Law Sector

The new LOTFA will cover the entire justice sector in Afghanistan, including police, courts and corrections, creating more opportunities for synergies and cross-cutting approaches. It will provide the…  


Nilab’s Unwavering Spirit: Volunteering for Change

Imagine a situation where just going to school puts your life at risk. Under Taliban rule in Afghanistan, this was the situation for Nilab Aria and many others. In second grade, she had to be…  


Garden of Earthly Delights: a Better Life for Ishkashim Farmers

It is a sunny autumn day in Ishakashim valley in north-eastern Afghanistan. A 40-year old farmer, Amin, hoes the ground beneath the apple trees in his orchard. After he finishes each tree, he stands…  


Take Me Home, Country Roads: Road Improvement Increases Revenue Collection

Winter in Afghanistan. Snow can lie so deep it is difficult to see where the road is, let alone pass through “The Kottle Deh road was impassable during the winter,” said Mamur Ageel, a resident of…  

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