UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Director for Asia and the Pacific Visits Afghanistan
Sep 7, 2016
6 September 2016 – Haoliang Xu, UNDP Administrator and Chair of the UN Development Group, has concluded a five-day visit to Afghanistan where he met with the CEO Abdullah Abdullah, other senior government officials, development partners, UNDP Staff, and ongoing UNDP projects.
ASG Haoliang Xu Helps Launch SDGs in Afghanistan
Sep 5, 2016
September 5 2016, Kabul – Yesterday, on the occasion of the visit to Kabul of UNDP Regional Director in Asia and the Pacific, Mr. Haoliang Xu, the Ministry of Economy (MoEC) of the Government of Afghanistan hosted a roundtable discussion on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
UNDP and the Global Fund sign US$8.7m grant with the Ministry of Public Health to scale up HIV prevention measures in Afghanistan
Jul 13, 2016
Kabul, July 13, 2016— The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund signed a US$8.7 million grant with the Afghan Ministry of Public Health to scale up HIV prevention measures and treatment for people most at risk of contracting the virus in Afghanistan, including injecting drugs users and prisoners.
Afghanistan’s first-ever Environmental Short Films Contest held for International Environment Day
Jun 5, 2016
Kabul, Sunday, 05 June 2016 — Filmmakers, actors and writers from across Afghanistan today received awards in the country’s first-ever Environmental Short Films Contest, organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the National Environmental Protection Agency and Saba TV.
Fastest Population Shift In History Means Make Or Break For Asia-Pacific
Apr 25, 2016
The report, entitled “Shaping the Future: How Changing Demographics Can Power Human Development”, notes that Asia-Pacific countries now have more working-aged people and fewer dependents than at any point in history, providing a springboard for growth. Region-wide, 68 percent of people are of working age and only 32 percent are dependents.
UNDP to Launch Report on People-Centered Development in Asia-Pacific
Apr 14, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced today that it will launch its new human development report “Shaping the Future: How Changing Demographics Can Power Human Development,” on April 26 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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.