In The News
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Great new murals in Kabul from ArtLords/UNDP/MOIA
Mar 13, 2016
Powerful images of our great female police appear on walls around Kabul. UNDP is proud to be working with the Art Lords and MOIA on this.
Afghan Women's Radio Returns After Taliban Attack
Mar 13, 2016
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Six months after fleeing a Taliban assault on her city, the owner of an Afghan radio station devoted to women's rights is back home and returning to the airwaves. Zarghona Hassan is a lifelong activist and the founder of a radio station in Kunduz that until last year reached hundreds of thousands of listeners across northern Afghanistan, where the vast majority of women are illiterate and largely confined to their homes.
Afghanistan’s Lonely Hearts Call ‘Emergency’
Feb 21, 2016
KABUL — In the age of Facebook and online dating, some Afghan men are still looking for love in an old-fashioned way—by calling the emergency-services hotline. “We receive many calls telling us ‘I love you,’ ” said Fatana Yalda, 27 years old, who was taking calls in her booth recently and, like her colleagues, wore a head scarf over dark hair.
Afghanistan: Government must deal with corruption to build democracy and peace
Feb 18, 2016
Landmark assessment of corruption risks launched on Feb 17, 2016 in Kabul finds systematic nepotism, a lack of integrity among politicians and impunity for the powerful. This report was jointly prepared by Transparency International (TI) and Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) with support from UNDP Afghanistan.
Kabul Launch of Human Development Report 2015
Feb 14, 2016
UNDP’s Human Development Report 2015 launch kicked of Tuesday afternoon at the American University of Afghanistan with an impressive turnout—over two hundred civil society activists, government officials, private sector representatives, journalists, students and UN staff, with one third of them women.
UNDP Helps Find Solutions in Afghanistan, the Region
Jan 16, 2016
Interview with UNDP Afghanistan’s Country Director on how UNDP is helping Afghanistan deal with instability and promote economic growth.
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.
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.”