UNDP and the European Union Launch US $16.9 Million Programme to Support Women Entrepreneurs in Afghanistan
Restrictions on women’s employment can reduce Afghanistan’s GDP by an additional 5 percent, UNDP report finds
A rocket attack in 1992 left Matiullah with mental and physical scars, as well as a permanent disability.
Today, despite his disabilities, Matiullah has a job in a local garment factory in Jalalabad. Find out how this happened and how he got another chance at life. Watch on Youtube >>
UNDP has been working in Afghanistan for more than 50 years on challenges related to climate change and resilience, gender, governance, health, livelihoods and rule of law.
Guided by the government and its Development Councils, our work is fully aligned with the Afghanistan National Peace and Development Framework and National Priority Programmes, and is carried out in close coordination with partner UN agencies under the One UN Framework.
As the UN’s development network, we connect the Afghan government and people with the resources and information they need to drive their own development according to their own priorities, as well as to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
The 2020 Afghanistan Conference is a ministerial pledging conference, co-hosted by the Governments of Afghanistan and Finland with the United Nations, took place from 23–24 November.
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