Press releases
  • UNDP tops global index for international aid transparency for second consecutive year Apr 12, 2016

    UNDP remains the most transparent aid organisation in the world, according to a leading global ranking released today.

  • UNDP Re-equips Women and Youth Radio Stations in Kunduz for International Women’s Day Mar 8, 2016

    Kunduz, 8 March 2016 – UNDP is proud to announce that local stations Sheasta Radio and Kaihan Radio will both restart broadcasting today in Kunduz. Shaesta, a radio network dedicated to women’s issues, and Kaihan, which serves youth, were both looted during the takeover of Kunduz last September, and their staff were forced into hiding. Previously they reached Kunduz and neighbouring provinces with information on how to access healthcare and education, as well as women’s legal and political rights.

  • Kabul Youth Clean up Parks and Plant Trees to Celebrate International Volunteer Day Dec 4, 2015

    Kabul, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Community initiative from Afghanistan wins UN prize Sep 28, 2015

    At a press conference held on Monday, September 21st, leaders from the United Nations joined Academy Award-nominated actor and activist Alec Baldwin to announce the 21 winning initiatives of this year’s Equator Prize, an international award that recognizes outstanding community efforts to reduce poverty, protect nature and strengthen resilience in the face of climate change.

  • New Goals. New power. New technology”: 2015’s Social Good Summit in Kabul focuses on the new Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals) Sep 28, 2015

    Kabul, September 28, 2015 — Afghanistan’s Social Good Summit opens today in Kabul to raise awareness of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event, which is being organized by UNDP Afghanistan, the Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University (ACKU) and Saba TV, will be attended by more than 100 students, civil society activists, development practitioners and government counterparts. It will showcase creative development projects and feature a panel discussion with development experts on how the SDGs relate to Afghanistan.

  • The IIX-N-Peace Innovation Challenge calls for enterprises to build peace through both business and social impact Aug 27, 2015

    Bangkok ‒ The IIX-N-Peace Innovation Challenge 2015 is now open for applications to encourage Impact Enterprises (IEs) to show how they are building peace through market-based solutions for development challenges. Six IEs will win the Challenge and get a chance to showcase their work at a special UNDP-hosted event in New York.

  • Ministry of Interior Affairs and UNDP Sign New LOTFA Agreement Jun 30, 2015

    The Ministry of Interior Affairs of Afghanistan (MOIA) today announced the approval of an 18-month extension of the Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan (LOTFA) with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Afghanistan.

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