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  • New leadership: UNDP Country Director arrives today Jun 17, 2015

    As Country Director, Douglas leads UNDP Afghanistan and provides direction to its activities so that they contribute to achieving large-scale and lasting transformative change in partnership with the Government of Afghanistan.

  • UNDP, UN Women sign up for closer cooperation May 25, 2015

    Kabul – UN Women and UNDP today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to harmonize projects and streamline operations, fundraising and reporting. “This agreement sees UNDP and UN Women join forces to ride the current wave of high-level political commitment to gender equality,” said Ercan Murat, Country Director for UNDP Afghanistan. By working in tandem, we are much better positioned to help the government turn this commitment into results.”

  • UNDP Administrator Helen Clark Statement on International Women’s Day March 8, 2015 Mar 8, 2015

    This week, the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which remains the world’s best blueprint for achieving gender equality and empowering women. The review of this visionary roadmap, adopted at the Fourth World Conference for Women in 1995, is an opportunity to celebrate the world’s progress toward ensuring the rights and opportunities of women and girls, and also to renew and reinvigorate commitments to achieve gender equality.

  • Innovation, Scaling, Partnerships - UNDP launches Regional Report: ‘Achieving Development Results in Asia and the Pacific, 2013-2014’ Jan 29, 2015

    New York, 26 January 2015—The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) launched its Asia-Pacific Regional Report ‘Achieving Development Results in Asia and the Pacific’, highlighting a string of successful programmes implemented in 2013 and 2014.

  • UNDP statement on the new Report of the US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction Jan 12, 2015

    New York City: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) welcomes a new report from the US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) on collecting and verifying the accuracy of Afghan National Police (ANP) personnel and payroll data.

  • UNDP Engages Students in Observing Human Rights Day Dec 10, 2014

    UNDP along with its partners celebrated with students the 66th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights in a daylong event featuring talks and a debate about human rights situation in Afghanistan.

  • United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Message on International Anti-Corruption Day Dec 9, 2014

    Corruption is a global phenomenon that strikes hardest at the poor, hinders inclusive economic growth and robs essential services of badly needed funds. From cradle to grave, millions are touched by corruption's shadow.

  • Volunteers to Clean Kool-e-Hashmat Khan to Save Rare Birds Dec 5, 2014

    Volunteers from Kabul participated in this cleaning campaign to advocate for restoration of Kool-e-Hashmat Khan, a wetland on the southeastern outskirts of Kabul City, to protect over 150 species of birds

  • Message from UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on World AIDS Day Dec 1, 2014

    The current Ebola crisis reminds us that fighting communicable diseases requires behaviour change, engaging communities, partnerships with government and civil society, and reducing inequalities. Early diagnosis and treatment is vital too. These lessons have been learned in the fight against HIV. If the AIDS epidemic is to be ended as a public health threat by 2030, the sense of urgency and commitment to human rights which drove the early days of the response cannot be lost.

  • Secretary-General's Message for 2014 - World AIDS Day Dec 1, 2014

    On this World AIDS Day, I welcome the tremendous progress the world is making in responding to the AIDS epidemic. This year, world leaders made a commitment to end AIDS by 2030. The Fast Track approach launched last week will enable us to reach this goal.

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