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New Head of UNDP in Asia Pacific Region ready to support countries accelerate on their sustainable development pathways

Ms. Wignaraja, who is from Sri Lanka, was appointed as Assistant Secretary-General and Assistant Administrator of the UNDP by the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.  


Win-win for Businesses and Municipality in Kunduz

Issuing business licenses is one of the most important responsibilities of a municipality. This enables municipalities to regulate the local commercial activities and collect tariffs. At the same time…  


From Discussion to Resolution: Fostering the Role of Women in Local Governance in Afghanistan

The equal participation of women in public affairs is essential, if we want to create inclusive and just societies. To enhance women’s equal access to services and economic opportunities, they need to…  


SDG Financing and Programming for UNDP Afghanistan: A Joint Path Forward

UNDP Afghanistan and the Regional Bureau of UNDP for the Asia Pacific – convened a a week long meeting in Bangkok in September involving experts and officials from across UNDP HQ, Regional Bureau of…  


Climate Change and Disasters: How Should We Prepare for Them in Afghanistan

Today is the International Day of Disaster Reduction. But it’s also a time to talk about climate change. Why? The recent trend we see where floods, droughts and storms are on the rise is a result of…  


Media Coverage: European Union Provides 8 Million Euro to UNDP

In line with the international community’s commitment to support the democratic processes in Afghanistan, the European Union (EU) has committed to provide EUR 8 millions in funding to support the…  


European Union Provides 8 Million Euro to UNDP in Support of Afghanistan 2019 Presidential Election

In line with the international community’s commitment to support the democratic processes in Afghanistan, the European Union (EU) has committed to provide EUR 8 millions in funding to support the…  


UNDP‘s Interim Programme Arrangements for SDG Integration

UNDP Afghanistan is making adjustments to its country programme so it can reposition itself as the SDG integrator in Afghanistan and become the knowledge hub supporting Afghanistan’s transition from a…  


Advancing Knowledge: 25 Masters Students in Education and Law Enforcement Graduate

UNDP Afghanistan, together with the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) and the Ministry of Interior Affairs (MOIA) held the graduation ceremony of its Master of Arts in Education and Law…  


Making Municipal Services More Responsive to Citizen Needs

Kunduz municipality has a population of about 300,000 citizens, all of whom need access to municipal services, whether to obtain a business license, to pay property taxes, or other vital services.  

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