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  • 20 Aug 2014
    EU keeps Afghan Police on the streets for the next two years

    Today the European Union announced its latest contribution to the Afghan National Police. Today's contribution of EUR 71,000,000 (USD 95 million) will enable the Afghan Government to continue to pay its police officers and uniformed personnel of the Central Prison Department.

  • 18 Aug 2014
    UNDP supports Afghan election audit

    The audit of nearly 23,000 ballot boxes from the recent, 14 June, run-off election for the Afghan Presidency continues apace. It is being conducted at the Independent Election Commission (IEC) compound in Kabul.

  • 06 Aug 2014
    Statement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on Gaza

    UNDP welcomes the current ceasefire and expresses its hopes for an agreement which ends hostilities and civilian suffering while also laying a foundation for sustainable peace. UNDP is supporting the Palestinians to assess immediate needs and chart a path for recovery and human development.

  • 31 Jul 2014
    Afghanistan peace champions announced as N-Peace Award winners

    Two peace champions from Afghanistan have been named among the winners of the 2014 N-Peace Awards, a prestigious prize administered by the United Nations Development programme which recognizes the leadership role of women and peace advocates from six conflict-affected countries in Asia.

  • 24 Jul 2014
    UNDP Launches the Human Development Report 2014

    Kabul, 24/July/2014 – The Global Human Development Report, UNDP’s flagship publication, was launched on the theme of “Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience” in Tokyo earlier today in presence of UNDP Administrator Helen Clark, the Report’s Lead Author Khalid Malik and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

  • 03 Jun 2014
    Through UNDP’s Support, MoWA Recognises Achievements of Pioneers in Support of Afghan Women

    The Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has recognized today the achievements of Afghan women and men as well as organizations which have supported initiatives to provide rights and opportunities for Afghan women and girls over the past twelve years.

  • 26 May 2014
    Making Environmental Education Accessible for the People of Bamyan

    The first ever Environment Centre has been established in the province of Bamyan. The centre will provide environmental information and resources to civil servants, staff of non-governmental and civil society organisations, students and the local population.

  • 27 Apr 2014
    Communities empowered to protect Afghanistan’s natural resources in the face of climate change

    Two projects supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to help local communities manage natural resources and protect livelihoods in the face of climate change, were launched today in the presence of top-level Afghan Government and United Nations representatives.

  • 19 Mar 2014
    UNDP, Government of Japan Support to Improve Livelihoods of People in Tajikistan and Afghanistan

    Dushanbe, Tajikistan: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Tajikistan signed today an Exchange of Note with the Government of Japan and Grant Agreement with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to support the “ Project for Livelihood Improvement in Tajik-Afghan Cross-border Areas (LITACA)”.

  • 08 Mar 2014
    Statement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on International Women's Day

    This year’s International Women’s Day theme – Equality for Women is Progress for All – states a simple truth. No country will reach its full potential if its female citizens do not enjoy full equality. As the 2015 end date of the Millennium Development Goals nears, and as discussion on the next global development agenda intensifies, there is strong momentum for achieving development with equity, including by eradicating gender inequality and empowering women and girls.

  • 07 Mar 2014
    UN system in Afghanistan recommits to gender equality and women’s empowerment

    Kabul: As the United Nations prepares to celebrate International Women’s Day, which falls on 8 March annually, the UN system in Afghanistan is marking the Day with a recommitment to its efforts to help improve gender equality and women’s empowerment.

  • 25 Feb 2014
    Afghan Police Officers receive for the first time an illustrated Code of Conduct

    Kabul: A new booklet containing Afghanistan’s first Code of Conduct for its national police force will soon be in the hands of Afghan National Police (ANP) personnel across the country.

  • 21 Dec 2013
    US $ 50 Million Republic of Korea Support to UNDP for Police and Security Sector Development in Afghanistan

    Kabul: The Republic of Korea will continue to support inclusive and sustainable police development for increased public safety and security for the Afghan population.

  • 18 Dec 2013
    Civil Society Advisory Committee to UNDP Afghanistan launched

    Kabul: “The Afghan civil society is ready to play a meaningful role in supporting UNDP efforts for building a strong and resilient Afghanistan with institutions that foster accountability and good governance, and deliver quality development results for the citizens”.

  • 16 Dec 2013
    Government of South Korea commits over $ 43 million to improve women’s rights and delivery of basic services in Afghanistan

    Kabul: The Republic of Korea has pledged more than US$43 million for the next three years to support the implementation of projects to improve women’s rights and delivery of basic services in Afghanistan.

  • 10 Dec 2013
    Support for Inclusive Development in Afghanistan Will Continue, Says UNDP Asia-Pacific Chief

    Kabul: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will continue to support inclusive and sustainable development for all Afghan men and women throughout the Transformation Decade, 2015-2024. This was stated by the UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, Mr Haoliang Xu, at the conclusion of his visit to Afghanistan, here today.

  • 10 Dec 2013
    Creative economy key to inclusive development in the post-2015 development agenda: UN Report highlights

    New York: The presentation of the Creative Economy Report 2013, Special Edition, in New York provides a menu of options and analysis of practical choices for local leaders to support cultural and creative industries in the pursuit of more inclusive, equitable and sustainable growth, leading to the post-Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) era.

  • 09 Dec 2013
    New UNDP Initiative to Strengthen Anti-Graft Policy, Transparent Service Delivery in Afghanistan

    Kabul: The Afghanistan Integrity Initiative (AFII), the new anti-corruption project supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), was launched here today in the presence of top-level Afghan Government and United Nations representatives.

  • 08 Dec 2013
    UNDP-USAID Observance Focuses on Afghan University Students

    Protecting and fulfilling human rights of all citizens is not only important for every Government, but it becomes essentially significant for post conflict countries such as Afghanistan. Respect and promotion of human rights are, in fact, key ingredients for any kind of peace process. This was stated by the Afghanistan Minister of Justice, Mr. Habibullah Ghalib at a special function held here, as part of the International Human Rights Day celebrations in Afghanistan.

  • 02 Dec 2013
    “Religious Leaders’ Support Key to Ensuring Rights For” Women

    Religious scholars representing nearly every province of Afghanistan have voiced their support to propagating the message of Islam on women’s rights and the need for elimination of all forms of violence against women. More than 100 Islamic scholars, including women scholars participated in the three-day workshop on “Analysis of Women’s Rights and Elimination of Violence against Women in Islam.

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Results in Focus
UNDP Afghanistan 2013 Annual Report

During 2013, UNDP Afghanistan remained committed to maintaining a close working relationship with Afghanistan’s government and people. It reorganised its work around the areas of inclusive and legitimate politics; sub-national governance and development; rule of law; and the cross-cutting areas of gender, capacity development, and poverty and the environment. In this context, projects were implemented and results achieved in the areas of peacebuilding, rule of law, democratic governance, poverty reduction and livelihoods, and managing resources for sustainability and resilience. For more information, please download the full report. English PDF