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  • Street Vendors in Kabul Jan 15, 2016

    Managing this huge influx of people is a major challenge for Kabul municipality and the police. They don’t want blocked roads and traffic chaos, but the vendors also need to earn a living.

  • Equator Prize Winner Gets Global Recognition Jan 6, 2016

    Rural Green Environment Organization, a local environmental initiative in Badakshan wins the Equator 2015 prize. The Equator Prize is awarded to 20 outstanding initiatives across the world for advancing innovative solutions for people and nature.

  • Street Harassment in Afghanistan, More Work Needed Dec 21, 2015

    Foreign Policy article on how more needs to be done to prevent street harassment of women in Afghanistan.

  • Helen Clark: Speech at the launch of the 2015 Human Development Report Dec 14, 2015

    I 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.

  • UNDP Speaks Out Over Human Rights Violations Dec 10, 2015

    The United Nations Development Program's (UNDP) country director for Afghanistan Douglas Keh on Wednesday raised concerns over human rights violations in Afghanistan.

  • Human Rights Day 2015 Press Coverage Dec 10, 2015

    On 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 Day Dec 4, 2015

    Kabul, 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.

  • Afghan Community Police Dec 1, 2015

    UNDP 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 World AIDS Day Dec 1, 2015

    AIDS 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.

  • Helen Clark: Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Nov 25, 2015

    Violence 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.

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