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  • 20 Nov 2013
    UNDP to join forces with the Civil Society in Afghanistan

    Kabul: A vibrant civil society is instrumental to the expansion of human development. To maximize the impact of the work of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the lives of the Afghan people, UNDP Afghanistan has taken a first step to establish a Civil Society Advisory Committee (CSAC) as a forum for policy advice and participation.

  • 27 Aug 2013
    UNDP-ELECT II Commits to Support the 2014 and 2015 Elections

    UNDP-ELECT II is the primary mechanism for international technical support to the electoral process in Afghanistan. The revised UNDP-ELECT II project document was signed on 27 August 2013 between the Independent Election Commission (IEC) Chairman Ahmad Nuristani and UNDP Deputy Country Director, Yuxue Xue, at the IEC.

  • 21 Aug 2013
    Women Jewelers in the Making in Rural Herat

    Herat: Rural women in Herat in the western edge of Afghanistan will soon find new skills in jewelry design and production can open new vistas for greater income in their hands. With support of the UNDP Gender Equality Project and under the aegis of the Department of Women’s Affairs (DoWA), 20 women from six villages of Enjil District are poised to try their hand at jewelry production.

  • 01 Jul 2013
    Kandahar Women Display Handicrafts, Call for Access to Markets

    A three-day exhibition of local hand-made items recently concluded at the Kandahar Information and Culture department. The exhibition was inaugurated by Kandahar Governor, Dr Toryalai Wesa in the presence of heads of women affairs, information and culture, and other senior provincial dignitaries.

  • 10 Jun 2013
    Afghan Women Participate in Herat Seminar to Boost Women’s Representation in Government

    The Herat Provincial Governor Office and regional office of the Civil Service Commission launched a one day seminar for more than 100 female civil servants and members of civil society to increase the effectiveness of women in government and to support gender mainstreaming across the public service.

  • 21 May 2013
    Addressing the Working Conditions of Street Vendors

    Ali Yawar, 53, is a street vendor from Kabul. He was a young boy of 18 when he lost his arm during the war in 1990s. Since then, Ali’s physical disability has prevented him from earning a descent income in order to support his family. In the absence of a secure job, Ali has been deprived the joy of a stable income which would usher in peace and security for his family.

  • 07 Apr 2013
    UNDP, EU help Afghan National Police scale up code of conduct

    UNDP Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan (UNDP-LOTFA) and Ministry of Interior (MoI) ran a Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop from 31st March to 2nd April, 2013 at the Ministry of Interior Headquarters in Kabul to train 17 Police Training Officers from all Kabul Police Districts on the Afghan Police Code of Conduct.

  • 20 Feb 2013
    Returnee Afghan Women Reclaim Right to Shelter, Access Basic Services

    Meet Hava. About eight years ago she returned from Iran with her husband and three sons. Reminiscing on the past, Hava says, “We had no means to reclaim our own land and were forced to rent a space with minimum amenities. We were continuously harassed by our landlord for not being able to pay the rent in time”. Just a couple of years back, the family was able to access the assistance for shelter for returnees and internally displaced persons provided by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). In 2012, Hava was able to move into her new home.

  • 08 Apr 2012
    UNDP Supports Media Learning Course on Budgeting

    Twenty journalists from Afghanistan working in leading media organizations in Kabul, Afghanistan participated in the one day interactive learning course event titled 'Know Your Budget'. The course was organized in partnership with the Ministry of Finance and UNDP Making Budgets and Aid Work Project. The course covered subjects such as preparation of national budget, its relevance and implication at national level, how the budget addresses priorities that will benefit the people of Afghanistan and measures to promote sound Public Financial Management.

  • 31 Jan 2012
    Street Art captures Child's Eye View of Police In Afghanistan

    Resonant with meaning, street art said it all. Through gentle strokes of brush and an imagination leavened by their daily interactions with the police force that best symbolizes the writ of the state, children spoke loud and clear. "The Child's Eye View" was a special art show unveiled on the occasion of the launch of the Police Perception Survey 2011, here today. The show profiled the work of 50 street children aged 8 to 15. Their paintings represent the veritable agenda for the police that young, tormented souls on the street would like to have for their country.

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