Community initiative from Afghanistan wins UN prize Sep 28, 2015At 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, 2015Kabul, 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 impactAug 27, 2015Bangkok ‒ 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 agreementJun 30, 2015The 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.
New leadership: UNDP Country Director arrives todayJun 17, 2015As 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.
Statement on Newsweek report on testimony from the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)Apr 30, 2015The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) strongly rejects Newsweek’s implication that it condones corrupt practices with regards to administration of the Law and Order Trust Fund of Afghanistan (LOTFA).
UNDP Administrator Helen Clark Statement on International Women’s Day March 8, 2015Mar 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, 2015New 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 ReconstructionJan 12, 2015New 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 DayDec 10, 2014UNDP 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.
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