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We need an Olympic effort on climate change

The Olympics offers us a time of hope, a time for mutual understanding, a time for goodwill and peace. But as all eyes turn toward PyeongChang for the 23rd Winter Olympic Games, rising temperatures,…  

Seven reasons why rule of law matters for peace

UNDP has been working to build peace in over 40 crisis-affected countries through our Global Programme for Strengthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights.  

Helen Clark: Keynote Speech on “Improved Global Governance to meet our Shared Challenges”

Madinet Jumeirah - Dubai, United Arab Emirates  

Making Afghanistan a Safer Place: 250 Women Police Return From Training in Turkey

Since 2013, UNDP and Afghanistan's Ministry of Interior Affairs, with funding from the government of Japan, have trained nearly 1,000 female officers at a state-of-the-art training facility in Turkey.…  

All access Afghanistan

In a student hostel in Jalalabad, Afghanistan something extraordinary is taking place. A young woman sits on her hostel bed, bent over a textbook. This is Abida, and she is training to be a nurse in a…  

Development in 2 minutes: It’s about expanding choices

Every week, at least one person asks me, “So what does the United Nations Development Programme do?” They want to know what the "development" is that we are trying to achieve, and what our "programme"…  

UNDP and the Global Fund sign US$8.7m grant to scale up HIV prevention measures in Afghanistan

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund signed a US$8.7 million grant to scale up HIV prevention measures and treatment for people most at risk of contracting the virus in…  

Building bridges in Afghanistan

The Border Management Northern Afghanistan project has been working for nearly a decade to build the physical and social infrastructure, for a strong and peaceful Afghanistan.  

Band-e-Amir: Amazing, beauty awesome challenges

A biodiversity project in Afghanistan works with residents of the park on interventions that address immediate needs but also the long-term future of Band-e-Amir and Afghanistan’s other vulnerable…  

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