APRP Second Quarter Progress Report 2015
The Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Programme (APRP) has worked since 2010 to promote peace, reconciliation and security in Afghan communities through outreach, reintegration, and community recovery. During the second quarter (Q2) 2015, APRP has continued supporting the Government of Afghanistan’s strategy for peace, reconciliation and reintegration. With the Afghan Government’s focus on high level reconciliation and negotiations, the High Peace Council (HPC) is leading the efforts for creating the enabling conditions for peace and facilitating negotiations and reconciliation. At the sub national level, the HPC and Joint Secretariat (JS) support the peace and reconciliation efforts with peacebuilding and reintegration activities within the communities. The APRP-UNDP Support Project provides support to the JS and overall APRP programme.
During Q2, the most significant developments at the national level in the peace process were a succession of activities participated in by Afghan Government and civil society leaders, the Taliban Political Commission based in Doha, other Taliban representatives and members of the international community.