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UNDP welcomes US$ 11.2 million contribution from Sida to the Special Trust Fund for Afghanistan for UN’s response to basic needs crisis

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) welcomes the announcement of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) to contribute a US$ 11.2 million (SEK101.5 million) grant…  


Lifeline support from UNDP and the Global Fund keeps Afghanistan’s health facilities open

A key part of this emergency bridging effort to keep the health system functioning was to ensure health workers got paid. UNDP transferred salaries for the month of October to over 24,000 health…  


New UN Development Programme emergency initiative to support Afghan people in need

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today launched a new crisis response initiative embedded as part of the overall UN system’s response that will contribute to preventing a humanitarian…  


Improving Access to Justice: UNDP Supports Women in Remote Areas with Legal Aid Services

Lack of access to legal aid services in rural areas of Afghanistan is a major challenge for indigents and vulnerable groups – specifically women, girls, and victims of Sexual and Gender-based Violence…  


Strengthening Women-Owned Businesses in Afghanistan: Female Traders Launch Domestic Sales

A key component CBARD-AIM project involves providing support to women-owned businesses, that include trainings on market demand, crop production and value-added techniques, financial cost-sharing and…  


Greenhouse Brings Income and Hope to a Struggling Village Family

Water does not reach the hills of Nangarhar, where the ground is barren and stony and life is harsh. 48 years ago, in the small village of Kuz Metakhil, local farmer Sawri was born into a country on…  


Greenhouses: A Ray of Hope for Rural Livelihoods in Afghanistan

Poppy cultivation involves a highly labor-intensive process requiring entire families to work, causing not only physical, but mental fatigue. Despite the hard work, the harvest still does not earn…  


The Winners of 2018 N-Peace Awards are…

A young activist campaigning for peace in Afghanistan are among the winners of this year’s N-Peace Awards, given out by the United Nations Development Programme in Asia and the Pacific.  


The Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives

"The Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives" - the UNDP Administrator's official statement for the annual celebration of women's empowerment and advocacy for gender…  

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