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  • 03 Jun 2014
    Through UNDP’s Support, MoWA Recognises Achievements of Pioneers in Support of Afghan Women

    The Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has recognized today the achievements of Afghan women and men as well as organizations which have supported initiatives to provide rights and opportunities for Afghan women and girls over the past twelve years.

  • 26 May 2014
    Making Environmental Education Accessible for the People of Bamyan

    The first ever Environment Centre has been established in the province of Bamyan. The centre will provide environmental information and resources to civil servants, staff of non-governmental and civil society organisations, students and the local population.

  • 27 Apr 2014
    Communities empowered to protect Afghanistan’s natural resources in the face of climate change

    Two projects supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to help local communities manage natural resources and protect livelihoods in the face of climate change, were launched today in the presence of top-level Afghan Government and United Nations representatives.

  • 19 Mar 2014
    UNDP, Government of Japan Support to Improve Livelihoods of People in Tajikistan and Afghanistan

    Dushanbe, Tajikistan: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Tajikistan signed today an Exchange of Note with the Government of Japan and Grant Agreement with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to support the “ Project for Livelihood Improvement in Tajik-Afghan Cross-border Areas (LITACA)”.

  • 07 Mar 2014
    UN system in Afghanistan recommits to gender equality and women’s empowerment

    Kabul: As the United Nations prepares to celebrate International Women’s Day, which falls on 8 March annually, the UN system in Afghanistan is marking the Day with a recommitment to its efforts to help improve gender equality and women’s empowerment.

  • 25 Feb 2014
    Afghan Police Officers receive for the first time an illustrated Code of Conduct

    Kabul: A new booklet containing Afghanistan’s first Code of Conduct for its national police force will soon be in the hands of Afghan National Police (ANP) personnel across the country.

  • 21 Dec 2013
    US $ 50 Million Republic of Korea Support to UNDP for Police and Security Sector Development in Afghanistan

    Kabul: The Republic of Korea will continue to support inclusive and sustainable police development for increased public safety and security for the Afghan population.

  • 18 Dec 2013
    Civil Society Advisory Committee to UNDP Afghanistan launched

    Kabul: “The Afghan civil society is ready to play a meaningful role in supporting UNDP efforts for building a strong and resilient Afghanistan with institutions that foster accountability and good governance, and deliver quality development results for the citizens”.

  • 16 Dec 2013
    Government of South Korea commits over $ 43 million to improve women’s rights and delivery of basic services in Afghanistan

    Kabul: The Republic of Korea has pledged more than US$43 million for the next three years to support the implementation of projects to improve women’s rights and delivery of basic services in Afghanistan.

  • 10 Dec 2013
    Support for Inclusive Development in Afghanistan Will Continue, Says UNDP Asia-Pacific Chief

    Kabul: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will continue to support inclusive and sustainable development for all Afghan men and women throughout the Transformation Decade, 2015-2024. This was stated by the UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, Mr Haoliang Xu, at the conclusion of his visit to Afghanistan, here today.

  • 10 Dec 2013
    Creative economy key to inclusive development in the post-2015 development agenda: UN Report highlights

    New York: The presentation of the Creative Economy Report 2013, Special Edition, in New York provides a menu of options and analysis of practical choices for local leaders to support cultural and creative industries in the pursuit of more inclusive, equitable and sustainable growth, leading to the post-Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) era.

  • 09 Dec 2013
    New UNDP Initiative to Strengthen Anti-Graft Policy, Transparent Service Delivery in Afghanistan

    Kabul: The Afghanistan Integrity Initiative (AFII), the new anti-corruption project supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), was launched here today in the presence of top-level Afghan Government and United Nations representatives.

  • 08 Dec 2013
    UNDP-USAID Observance Focuses on Afghan University Students

    Protecting and fulfilling human rights of all citizens is not only important for every Government, but it becomes essentially significant for post conflict countries such as Afghanistan. Respect and promotion of human rights are, in fact, key ingredients for any kind of peace process. This was stated by the Afghanistan Minister of Justice, Mr. Habibullah Ghalib at a special function held here, as part of the International Human Rights Day celebrations in Afghanistan.

  • 02 Dec 2013
    “Religious Leaders’ Support Key to Ensuring Rights For” Women

    Religious scholars representing nearly every province of Afghanistan have voiced their support to propagating the message of Islam on women’s rights and the need for elimination of all forms of violence against women. More than 100 Islamic scholars, including women scholars participated in the three-day workshop on “Analysis of Women’s Rights and Elimination of Violence against Women in Islam.

  • 29 Nov 2013
    Afghan Non-commissioned Police Officers Return from Training in Turkey

    Kabul: A total of 497 male Afghan non-commissioned police officers have returned to Kabul after six months of training at the Sivas Police Training Centre for Afghanistan (SPTC-A) in Turkey.

  • 25 Nov 2013
    Violence against women is not acceptable and can be prevented

    New York – Every year, at least two million women and girls are trafficked into prostitution, forced slavery, and servitude. Up to 60 percent of women experience some form of physical or sexual abuse during their lifetime.

  • 12 Nov 2013
    UNDP – Japan Partnership Strengthens Afghan Democracy

    Kabul: Japan today extended a grant to the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) in support of free, fair and credible elections and a more responsive democracy, following the signing of a US$ 16.7 million agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), at the IEC headquarters in Kabul.

  • 05 Nov 2013
    Afghan Businesswomen Highlight Role of Entrepreneurship in Human Development

    In a first of its kind assembly, over 300 women came together to find solutions for increasing women’s role in businesses and entrepreneurship development in Afghanistan, here today. The assembly of women entrepreneurs was convened by the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) with assistance from the United Nations Development Programme’s Gender Equality Project.

  • 02 Oct 2013
    UNDP and UN Women Join Hands To Launch Online Community on Gender Issues in Afghanistan

    Kabul: Now solutions for any gender practitioners in the country are only a text message away. Solution Exchange Afghanistan’s Community of Practice (CoP) for Gender Equality, an online network of practitioners and professionals working on women’s empowerment, gender equality, and increasing the role of Afghan women in peace building, governance and development, was launched here today by the Community’s co-conveners, UNDP and UN Women in Afghanistan .

  • 17 Sep 2013
    UNDP Supports Gender Training of 35 Faculty Members of Kabul University

    Kabul: The Ministry of Women’s Affairs with assistance from United Nations Development Program’s Gender Equality Project started a training program today for 35 members of Kabul University Faculty, representing almost all the departments of Kabul University including Law and Diplomacy, Language Literature, Journalism, Agriculture, Computer Science, Engineering, Fine Arts, Islamic Studies, Geo Science, Pharmacy, Psychology, Physical Science and Social Science. The two-day workshop is designed to reinforce the capacity of the faculty members for a holistic understanding of gender issues.