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  • UNDP supports Afghan election audit Aug 18, 2014

    The audit of nearly 23,000 ballot boxes from the recent, 14 June, run-off election for the Afghan Presidency continues apace. It is being conducted at the Independent Election Commission (IEC) compound in Kabul.

  • Afghanistan peace champions announced as N-Peace Award winners Jul 31, 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.

  • UNDP Launches the Human Development Report 2014 Jul 24, 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.

  • UNDP and MoWA Recognise Achievements of Pioneers in Support of Afghan Women Jun 3, 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.

  • Making Environmental Education Accessible For The People Of Bamyan May 26, 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.

  • Communities empowered to protect Afghanistan’s natural resources in the face of climate change Apr 27, 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.

  • Afghan Police Officers receive for the first time an illustrated Code of Conduct Apr 21, 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)”.

  • UNDP, Government of Japan Support to Improve Livelihood of People in Tajikistan and Afghanistan Mar 19, 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)”.

  • UN system in Afghanistan recommits to gender equality and women’s empowerment Mar 7, 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.

  • Joint efforts to instill Afghan National Police Code of Conduct Feb 25, 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.

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