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  • 12 Jan 2015
    UNDP statement on the new Report of SIGAR

    New York City: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) welcomes a new report from the US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) on collecting and verifying the accuracy of Afghan National Police (ANP) personnel and payroll data.

  • 10 Dec 2014
    UNDP Engages Students in Observing Human Rights Day

    UNDP along with its partners celebrated with students the 66th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights in a daylong event featuring talks and a debate about human rights situation in Afghanistan.

  • 09 Dec 2014
    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Message on International Anti-Corruption Day

    Corruption is a global phenomenon that strikes hardest at the poor, hinders inclusive economic growth and robs essential services of badly needed funds. From cradle to grave, millions are touched by corruption's shadow.

  • 09 Nov 2014
    UNDP STATEMENT ON THE “Desk Review of UNDP Afghanistan Oversight of the Monitoring Agent of the Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan”

    New York City, 9 November 2014 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released today a “Desk Review of UNDP Afghanistan Oversight of the Monitoring Agent of the Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan (LOTFA).”

  • 15 Oct 2014
    Secretary-General's Message on the International Day of Rural Women

    My mother has lived her whole life in the countryside. Although she did not receive much of a formal education, I grew up appreciating her wisdom, resilience and intelligence. In the course of my subsequent public service, I came to see that these qualities are shared by millions of rural women around the world.

  • 09 Oct 2014
    Statement on recent coverage on the Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) fully cooperates with its partners, including the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), on improving the transparency, accountability and oversight of the Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan (LOTFA).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 29 Nov 2013
    Afghan Non-commissioned Police Officers Return from Training in Turkey

    Kabul: A total of 497 male Afghan non-commissioned police officers have returned to Kabul after six months of training at the Sivas Police Training Centre for Afghanistan (SPTC-A) in Turkey.

  • 01 Sep 2013
    UNDP Support to Afghanistan to Enhance State Reporting on UN Convention against Torture

    In a major step forward towards strengthening processes designed to protect Afghan citizens from torture, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), signed a letter of agreement that will enable technical and financial assistance for State reporting, with particular focus on the United Nations’ Convention Against Torture (UNCAT) State Report.

  • 20 Aug 2013
    Legal Aid Grant Facility To Bring Justice Closer to Vulnerable Groups

    Kabul: Greater and more equitable access to justice will become a reality for Afghan citizens with the soon-to-be-established Legal Aid Grant Facility LAGF). A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Afghanistan’s Ministry of Justice, the Afghanistan Independent Bar Association (AIBA) and the United Nations’ Development Programme to establish and implement the LAGF, here today.

  • 12 Jul 2013
    UNDP Hosts National Dialogue on the Rights of Street Vendors

    12 July, Kabul- What do money changers, vegetable sellers, small food cart pushers, shoe shiners, itinerant fix-it technicians, roadside hairdressers and mobile food caterers in Kabul all have in common? They are all considered “street vendors” and are a part of the informal economy. These are people who earn their living by buying, selling and trading goods and services without involvement and support from the government.

  • 13 Jun 2013
    Netherlands Supports Justice and Human Rights with $2.5M

    The Embassy of the Netherlands and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Afghanistan have signed a cost sharing agreement (CSA) to enhance policy development and increase access to justice services across Afghanistan. The US$ 2.49 million cost-sharing agreement covers UNDP activities until December 2015, carried out under the Justice and Human Rights in Afghanistan (JHRA) Project.

  • 21 May 2013
    Addressing the Working Conditions of Street Vendors

    Ali Yawar, 53, is a street vendor from Kabul. He was a young boy of 18 when he lost his arm during the war in 1990s. Since then, Ali’s physical disability has prevented him from earning a descent income in order to support his family. In the absence of a secure job, Ali has been deprived the joy of a stable income which would usher in peace and security for his family.

  • 07 Apr 2013
    UNDP, EU help Afghan National Police scale up code of conduct

    UNDP Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan (UNDP-LOTFA) and Ministry of Interior (MoI) ran a Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop from 31st March to 2nd April, 2013 at the Ministry of Interior Headquarters in Kabul to train 17 Police Training Officers from all Kabul Police Districts on the Afghan Police Code of Conduct.

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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