UNDP Administrator Visits Afghanistan
Nov 18, 2015
18 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 project
Nov 17, 2015
KABUL (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 Project
Nov 14, 2015
Kabul, 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 Institutions
Nov 14, 2015
Afghanistan'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.
Afghan capital university unlikely host for women's studies program
Oct 29, 2015
A group of Afghan students gathered on the leafy campus of Kabul University this week to embark on an unlikely course - the country's first Master's degree in gender and women's studies.
Kabul University launches nation's first women and gender studies program
Oct 18, 2015
It's what many Afghan women were denied by years of war and Taliban repression. That includes opportunities to get an education, not to mention chances to explore fully what women do and can offer their society.
Helen Clark: Speech at Opening of UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia-Pacific Meeting on UNDP’s role in supporting implementation of the new global agendas in the Asia-Pacific
Oct 18, 2015
Let me begin by expressing my deep appreciation to the Government of Malaysia for hosting this meeting. UNDP and its predecessor organisations have enjoyed a strong partnership with Malaysia since the early days of its independence. We began working with the government to improve public services and lift living standards through training and building capacities. Malaysia has moved a long way from its birth in 1957 to the upper middle income status it enjoys today.
Kabul University Introduces First-Ever Master’s Programme in Gender and Women’s Studies
Oct 17, 2015
Kabul — Today Kabul University launches a first-of-its-kind gender and women’s studies master’s programme to create a platform for training future advocates of gender equality, generate research on gender, violence against women and underprivileged groups, and raise awareness about men’s and women’s social responsibilities. The programme has been designed with UNDP Afghanistan’s technical guidance and generous funding from the Republic of Korea.
Helen Clark: Statement on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Oct 17, 2015
A few weeks ago, world leaders adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), setting a bold new development agenda for the next 15 years. At the heart of this agenda is a commitment “to eradicate poverty everywhere, in all its forms and dimensions, by 2030”. With this goal, humanity’s long-held aspiration to end the scourge of poverty and hunger is within reach. We can be the first generation to succeed in eradicating poverty.
Haoliang Xu: “The Future of Development Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific” Speech prepared for a lecture at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) on October 5, 2015 in Washington DC.
Oct 5, 2015
I am delighted to join you today at this important seminar on the Future of Development Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific aimed at implementing the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) – also known as the Global Goals. I thank Professor Cinnamon Dornsife, former U.S. Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank for the warm welcome and introduction, and thank you also to the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University for organising this lecture.