In The News

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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
  • UNDP Helps Find Solutions in Afghanistan, the RegionJan 16, 2016Interview with UNDP Afghanistan’s Country Director on how UNDP is helping Afghanistan deal with instability and promote economic growth.

  • Street Vendors in KabulJan 15, 2016Managing 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 RecognitionJan 6, 2016Rural 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 NeededDec 21, 2015Foreign Policy article on how more needs to be done to prevent street harassment of women in Afghanistan.

  • Asia's Least Developed Country Is Afghanistan: UN ReportDec 16, 2015The report has measured countries' development based on gender inequality, maternal mortality ratio, adolescent birth rate, share of seats in parliament, population with at least some secondary education and the labor force participation rate.

  • Human Rights Day 2015 Press CoverageDec 10, 2015On 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 DayDec 8, 2015Kabul, 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.

  • N-Peace Awards 2015: Press Coverage in AfghanistanDec 1, 2015The N-Peace Awards 2015 in New York this year, recognizing and profiling women and men leaders and peacebuilders creating change at the grassroots to national levels in Asia. We received a lot of news coverage in the respective countries of the winners.

  • Afghan Community PoliceDec 1, 2015UNDP 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's visit to Kabul, AfghanistanNov 25, 2015Ms. Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator and Chair of the UN Development Group, concluded a three day visit to Afghanistan [Nov 13 – 15], where she met with the President, Chief Executive, and UN and development partners.

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