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  • UNDP – Japan Partnership Strengthens Afghan Democracy Nov 12, 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.

  • Afghan Businesswomen Highlight Role of Entrepreneurship in Human Development Nov 5, 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.

  • UNDP and UN Women Join Hands To Launch Online Community on Gender Issues in Afghanistan Oct 2, 2013

    Kabul: Now solutions for any gender practitioners in the country are only a text message away. Solution Exchange Afghanistan’s Community of Practice (CoP) for Gender Equality, an online network of practitioners and professionals working on women’s empowerment, gender equality, and increasing the role of Afghan women in peace building, governance and development, was launched here today by the Community’s co-conveners, UNDP and UN Women in Afghanistan .

  • UNDP Supports Gender Training of 35 Faculty Members of Kabul University Sep 17, 2013

    Kabul: The Ministry of Women’s Affairs with assistance from United Nations Development Program’s Gender Equality Project started a training program today for 35 members of Kabul University Faculty, representing almost all the departments of Kabul University including Law and Diplomacy, Language Literature, Journalism, Agriculture, Computer Science, Engineering, Fine Arts, Islamic Studies, Geo Science, Pharmacy, Psychology, Physical Science and Social Science. The two-day workshop is designed to reinforce the capacity of the faculty members for a holistic understanding of gender issues.

  • UNDP launches Regional Report: ‘Leveraging Change for Better Lives’ Sep 11, 2013

    New York: The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) launched its Asia-Pacific Regional Report ‘Leveraging Change for Better Lives’ in New York today, highlighting a string of successful programmes implemented between 2008 and 2012 in the region.

  • Education, Health Care, Honest and Responsive Government, and Jobs Top Priorities for People Worldwide, UN Report Sep 10, 2013

    New York: The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presented today a new report “A Million Voices: The World We Want”. The report summarizes the findings from public consultations and surveys that engaged more than 1.3 million people in all 193 UN Member States since August 2012 in an effort to identify priorities for the post-2015 development agenda that will succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

  • Multi-partner Platform to Spur Community-Based Conservation Efforts in Badakhshan Sep 5, 2013

    Representatives from more than 30 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), relevant Government authorities and International NGOs participated in a Global Environment Facility (GEF)-Small Grants Programme (SGP)-led exercise aimed at enhancing their technical capacity for development of projects for environment conservation.

  • “Working together to build an inclusive, sustainable and resilient Asia-Pacific”: UN Development Chief for Asia Sep 3, 2013

    New York, Mr. Haoliang Xu assumes his role as the new Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on 3 September 2013.

  • UNDP Support to Afghanistan to Enhance State Reporting on UN Convention against Torture Sep 1, 2013

    In a major step forward towards strengthening processes designed to protect Afghan citizens from torture, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), signed a letter of agreement that will enable technical and financial assistance for State reporting, with particular focus on the United Nations’ Convention Against Torture (UNCAT) State Report.

  • Efforts to Ramp up Gender Responsive Budgeting in Six Ministries Aug 31, 2013

    Kabul: Six ministries of the Government of Afghanistan were the focus of a workshop on implementation of Gender-responsive Budgeting (GRB) that concluded, here today. The workshop was jointly organized by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs with support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Gender Equality Project (GEP).

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