Afghanistan 2020 Conference

Peace, Prosperity and Self-Reliance

Geneva, 23 24 November

About the Conference

The Afghanistan 2020 Conference will take place on 23 – 24 November in Geneva and is co-organised by the Government of Afghanistan, the Government of Finland and the United Nations.

The quadrennial pledging conference presents an important opportunity for the Afghan Government and the international community to commit to common objectives for promoting sustainable development, prosperity and peace in Afghanistan.

An aim of the conference is to commit the Afghan government and the international community to shared development objectives for 2021 – 24, to coordinate development cooperation, and to ensure financial support for the Afghan administration. In addition to the pledges of financial support, a joint political declaration and a new aid architecture are the anticipated outcomes of the conference.

The ministerial level pledging conference is expected to bring together more than 70 countries as well as international organisations and agencies. It was last held in 2016 in Brussels and in Tokyo in 2012.

Hybrid event to take place in Geneva

The Afghanistan 2020 Conference takes place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The event follows a hybrid format where participation will be in-person or virtually.

Inquiries on practical arrangements for the conference can be addressed to the Finnish Afghanistan 2020 Conference Task Force

Media accreditation to 2020 Afghanistan Conference is open

Register here:

Please note that this registration is open only for media representatives and a separate registration for other participation in the Conference will be available soon.

Media accreditation to the Conference is handled by the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) in Geneva, with registration open until 20 November 2020.

Media are advised to note that physical access to media events in the Palais des Nations in Geneva will be limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and seating is on a first-come first-served basis.

All conference proceedings will webcast live on  Accredited media can also attend the press conference virtually. A media advisory with further news, including specific information for broadcasters, will be published in due course.

Media representatives are asked to pay close attention to all Covid-19 measures announced by the Swiss authorities and the United Nations Office at Geneva.

Press Releases


Shamroz Khan, Director of Communications & Spokesperson, Ministry of Finance of Afghanistan,, tel. +93 (0) 797 332 334

Liam McDowall, Chief, Strategic Communications, United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan,, tel. +93 (0) 728 426 195

Johanna Kaprio, Communications Coordinator, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland,, tel. +358 50 522 8916