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  • Aimal Khaurin on Shamshad TV’s Henna Show Nov 2, 2016

    UNDP environment expert Aimal Khaurin explains how we fund local people to protect the environment on famous kids' show, Henna.

  • Faster TB diagnosis in Kabul Nov 2, 2016

    UNDP has provided Maiwand Hospital with a Digital X-Ray Imaging Facility. Faster diagnosis helps stop the spread of TB.

  • Domestic Resources Dominate Development Finance in Asia Oct 26, 2016

    Bangkok, 26 October 2016 The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Asia-Pacific Development Effectiveness Facility (AP-DEF) opened a two-day meeting on aid ahead of the upcoming Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation.

  • Douglas Keh’s Exclusive Interview with 8am Daily Oct 25, 2016

    “World would be a better place if women were leading it,” said Douglas Keh, UNDP Country Director in an exclusive interview with 8am Daily.

  • Gender and Women's Studies at Kabul University Oct 10, 2016

    In 2015, Kabul University and UNDP launched Afghanistan’s first-ever Master’s degree in Gender and Women’s Studies. UNDP also inaugurated a Gender Resources Center within the faculty, equipped with computers, books and research materials.

  • Snow leopards in Wakhan: UNDP talks big cats and conservation on Mitra TV (Video) Oct 5, 2016

    Snow leopards – the star attraction of Wakhan National Park – are coming home! Find out why on Mitra TV’s Good Morning with UNDP’s very own Farhad Zalmai. Once feared to be extinct in Afghanistan, there are now as many as 140 snow leopards living in the Wakhan Corridor – maybe 25% of all snow leopards worldwide.

  • UNDP Country Director Speaks with Shamshad Sep 22, 2016

    UNDP Country Director, Douglas Keh, on an exclusive Interview with Shamshad TV. In his interview, Keh shares some of UNDP's great achievements in Afghanistan and the World in its 50-year journey. He also touches upon UNDP’s current and future projects that will help strengthen institutions and communities across the country.

  • Snow leopards' return brings hope to remote Afghan region Sep 15, 2016

    WAKHAN, Afghanistan (AP) — In a picturesque corner of Afghanistan, a unique conservation effort has helped bring the elusive snow leopard back from the brink and given hope to one of the poorest and most isolated communities on earth. The leopards range across the snowy mountains of a dozen countries in Central and South Asia, but their numbers had declined in recent decades as hunters sought their spotted pelts and farmers killed them to protect livestock. Now they appear to be thriving, thanks to a seven-year program and a newly declared national park.

  • UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Director for Asia and the Pacific Visits Afghanistan Sep 7, 2016

    6 September 2016 – Haoliang Xu, UNDP Administrator and Chair of the UN Development Group, has concluded a five-day visit to Afghanistan where he met with the CEO Abdullah Abdullah, other senior government officials, development partners, UNDP Staff, and ongoing UNDP projects.

  • ASG Haoliang Xu Helps Launch SDGs in Afghanistan Sep 5, 2016

    September 5 2016, Kabul – Yesterday, on the occasion of the visit to Kabul of UNDP Regional Director in Asia and the Pacific, Mr. Haoliang Xu, the Ministry of Economy (MoEC) of the Government of Afghanistan hosted a roundtable discussion on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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