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  • Helen Clark: Speech at the launch of the 2015 Human Development ReportDec 14, 2015I am delighted to welcome you to the launch of the 2015 Human Development Report. UNDP expresses its profound gratitude to Ethiopia for hosting this launch, and for His Excellency the Prime Minister’s presence here with us today to give the keynote speech and launch the report.

  • Human Rights Day 2015 Press CoverageDec 10, 2015On the occasion of International Human Rights Day, UNDP Country Director, Douglas Keh, praised Afghanistan for new laws promoting ‪‎human rights‬. But the work goes on. “I would like to see Afghanistan do more,” he added. “And I would like to encourage the UN to do more to help ‪‎Afghanistan‬.”

  • Kabul Youth Clean up Parks and Plant Trees to Celebrate International Volunteer DayDec 4, 2015Kabul, 04 December 2015 — To mark International Volunteer Day, over 200 youth cleared rubbish and planted trees in east Kabul’s Ahmad Shah Baba Maina district. They sent a clear message that, with a little effort, anyone can transform their streets and parks into clean, livable spaces for children, families and communities.

  • Helen Clark: Statement on World AIDS DayDec 1, 2015AIDS continues to be a major global health and development challenge. Since its emergence as one of the most brutal and debilitating diseases in history, it has already claimed the lives of more than 34 million people.

  • Afghan Community PoliceDec 1, 2015UNDP launches the results of a survey in eight provinces to gauge perceptions on security, justice, governance, police performance and the role of policewomen.

  • Helen Clark: Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against WomenNov 25, 2015Violence against women occurs on every continent and in every country, making it one of the most pervasive human rights violations around the world. The statistics are disheartening: 1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence, mostly by an intimate partner.

  • UNDP Administrator Visits AfghanistanNov 18, 201518 Nov 2015 – Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator and Chair of the UN Development Group, has concluded a three-day visit to Afghanistan where she met with the President, senior government officials, development partners and civil society.

  • IDLG, UNDP launch new local governance projectNov 17, 2015KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Afghanistan on Sunday launched a new five-year project that will strengthen government institutions at provincial and district levels to deliver improved public services.

  • Joint Press Release: Independent Directorate of Local Governance and UNDP Launch New Local Governance ProjectNov 14, 2015Kabul, November 14, 2015 — The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Afghanistan today launched a new five-year project that will strengthen government institutions at provincial and district levels to deliver improved public services.

  • First Lady Urges Bigger Role For Women In Security InstitutionsNov 14, 2015Afghanistan's First Lady Rula Ghani on Saturday stressed the need for women within security institutions to play a bigger role in safeguarding the nation – and women in particular. Addressing delegates at the second conference of policewomen councils in Kabul, Rula Ghani called on all female police officers to make a strong effort to ensure the safety of women in the country.

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