In The News

Click below for links to recent media coverage of our work.

 Park rangers in Band-e-Amir National Park, where UNDP runs projects with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Global Environment Fund’s Small Grants Programme (GEF/SGP) to protect the environment and provide clean energy to local residents. Photo: UNDP Afghanistan / Rob Few / 2015
SubscribeSubscribe
  • Afghanistan’s women rangers May 13, 2015

    When the Taliban dynamited the famous giant Buddhas of Bamiyan in 2001, they were not only aiming to wipe out the ‘un-Islamic’ idols, but also the global fascination tied to them. From the late 1950s to the 1970s, foreign travellers, many of whom were following the ‘hippie trail’ of the Hindu Kush, would come to visit the towering ancient statues.

  • Afghanistan’s women rangers May 11, 2015

    When the Taliban dynamited the famous giant Buddhas of Bamiyan in 2001, they were not only aiming to wipe out the ‘un-Islamic’ idols, but also the global fascination tied to them. From the late 1950s to the 1970s, foreign travellers, many of whom were following the ‘hippie trail’ of the Hindu Kush, would come to visit the towering ancient statues.

  • Human Rights Day Celebration Dec 14, 2014

    KABUL (Pajhwok): In observation of the Human Rights Day, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Wednesday hosted a daylong event featuring speeches on human rights achievements in Afghanistan, and an entertaining and informative debate on the preservation of human rights in the country.

  • International Volunteer Day Celebration in Kabul Dec 7, 2014

    Cleanliness drive launched to save rare birds By Pajhwok Report Dec 5, 2014 - 12:57 KABUL (Pajhwok): Marking the International Volunteer Day, a group of nearly 150 youth gathered on Friday to clean Kool-i-Hashmat Khan, a wetland on the southeastern outskirts of Kabul where a huge number of birds used to live, and is now on the brink of ruin.

  • MoU signed on Afghanistan’s second report on UN Convention Against Torture Sep 1, 2013

    Kabul: A memorandum of understanding on Afghanistan’s submission of a periodic report on the United Nations Convention Against Torture (UNCAT) was signed between the Government of Afghanistan and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), represented by Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Ershad Ahmadi and UNDP Country Director for Afghanistan Mr. Alvaro Rodriguez today at the Foreign Ministry.

  • Convention Against Torture: Afghanistan Inks MOU With UN Sep 1, 2013

    Kabul: A memorandum of understanding on Afghanistan's submission of a periodic report on the United Nations Convention Against Torture (UNCAT) was signed.

UNDP Around the world

You are at UNDP Afghanistan 
Go to UNDP Global