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31 Jul 2014
Two peace champions from Afghanistan have been named among the winners of the 2014 N-Peace Awards, a prestigious prize administered by the United Nations Development programme which recognizes the leadership role of women and peace advocates from six conflict-affected countries in Asia.
24 Jul 2014
Kabul, 24/July/2014 – The Global Human Development Report, UNDP’s flagship publication, was launched on the theme of “Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience” in Tokyo earlier today in presence of UNDP Administrator Helen Clark, the Report’s Lead Author Khalid Malik and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
03 Jun 2014
The Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has recognized today the achievements of Afghan women and men as well as organizations which have supported initiatives to provide rights and opportunities for Afghan women and girls over the past twelve years.
26 May 2014
The first ever Environment Centre has been established in the province of Bamyan. The centre will provide environmental information and resources to civil servants, staff of non-governmental and civil society organisations, students and the local population.
27 Apr 2014
Two projects supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to help local communities manage natural resources and protect livelihoods in the face of climate change, were launched today in the presence of top-level Afghan Government and United Nations representatives.
19 Mar 2014
Dushanbe, Tajikistan: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Tajikistan signed today an Exchange of Note with the Government of Japan and Grant Agreement with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to support the “ Project for Livelihood Improvement in Tajik-Afghan Cross-border Areas (LITACA)”.
07 Mar 2014
Kabul: As the United Nations prepares to celebrate International Women’s Day, which falls on 8 March annually, the UN system in Afghanistan is marking the Day with a recommitment to its efforts to help improve gender equality and women’s empowerment.
25 Feb 2014
Kabul: A new booklet containing Afghanistan’s first Code of Conduct for its national police force will soon be in the hands of Afghan National Police (ANP) personnel across the country.
21 Dec 2013
US $ 50 Million Republic of Korea Support to UNDP for Police and Security Sector Development in Afghanistan
Kabul: The Republic of Korea will continue to support inclusive and sustainable police development for increased public safety and security for the Afghan population.
18 Dec 2013
Kabul: “The Afghan civil society is ready to play a meaningful role in supporting UNDP efforts for building a strong and resilient Afghanistan with institutions that foster accountability and good governance, and deliver quality development results for the citizens”.
16 Dec 2013
Government of South Korea commits over $ 43 million to improve women’s rights and delivery of basic services in Afghanistan
Kabul: The Republic of Korea has pledged more than US$43 million for the next three years to support the implementation of projects to improve women’s rights and delivery of basic services in Afghanistan.
10 Dec 2013
Kabul: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will continue to support inclusive and sustainable development for all Afghan men and women throughout the Transformation Decade, 2015-2024. This was stated by the UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, Mr Haoliang Xu, at the conclusion of his visit to Afghanistan, here today.
10 Dec 2013
Creative economy key to inclusive development in the post-2015 development agenda: UN Report highlights
New York: The presentation of the Creative Economy Report 2013, Special Edition, in New York provides a menu of options and analysis of practical choices for local leaders to support cultural and creative industries in the pursuit of more inclusive, equitable and sustainable growth, leading to the post-Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) era.
09 Dec 2013
Kabul: The Afghanistan Integrity Initiative (AFII), the new anti-corruption project supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), was launched here today in the presence of top-level Afghan Government and United Nations representatives.
08 Dec 2013
Protecting and fulfilling human rights of all citizens is not only important for every Government, but it becomes essentially significant for post conflict countries such as Afghanistan. Respect and promotion of human rights are, in fact, key ingredients for any kind of peace process. This was stated by the Afghanistan Minister of Justice, Mr. Habibullah Ghalib at a special function held here, as part of the International Human Rights Day celebrations in Afghanistan.
02 Dec 2013
Religious scholars representing nearly every province of Afghanistan have voiced their support to propagating the message of Islam on women’s rights and the need for elimination of all forms of violence against women. More than 100 Islamic scholars, including women scholars participated in the three-day workshop on “Analysis of Women’s Rights and Elimination of Violence against Women in Islam.
29 Nov 2013
Kabul: A total of 497 male Afghan non-commissioned police officers have returned to Kabul after six months of training at the Sivas Police Training Centre for Afghanistan (SPTC-A) in Turkey.
25 Nov 2013
New York – Every year, at least two million women and girls are trafficked into prostitution, forced slavery, and servitude. Up to 60 percent of women experience some form of physical or sexual abuse during their lifetime.
12 Nov 2013
Kabul: Japan today extended a grant to the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) in support of free, fair and credible elections and a more responsive democracy, following the signing of a US$ 16.7 million agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), at the IEC headquarters in Kabul.
05 Nov 2013
In a first of its kind assembly, over 300 women came together to find solutions for increasing women’s role in businesses and entrepreneurship development in Afghanistan, here today. The assembly of women entrepreneurs was convened by the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) with assistance from the United Nations Development Programme’s Gender Equality Project.
- Central Freetown’s maximum-security prison was built to house just 324. Today, over 1400 inmates are crammed between its walls. “Just one single case would be devastating,” says Pious Bockarie, a UNDP Local Governance Specialist. “People live so close together, so Ebola transmission is a serious risk.” United Nations Development Programme - UNDP in Sierra Leone 5 hours ago
- Last week, we released a 2013-2014 Gallup survey data that gives an insight into well-being perceptions in Latin American and Caribbean. People’s well-being means much more than "living below or above the poverty line." 12 hours ago
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