12 April 2009 - A US$ two million project underway in the north-eastern province of Baghlan is helping poor Afghan farmers become self-sufficient.
KABUL - The High Office of Oversight for implementation of the anti-corruption strategy and UNDP signed a partnership agreement to launch the second phase of the Accountability and Transparency (ACT) project.
2 April 2009 - A new law in Afghanistan seriously curtailing women’s rights, even explicitly permitting marital rape, is a “huge step in the wrong direction,” the United Nations human rights chief said today, calling for its repeal.
KABUL - A new housing development area for Afghan refugees near Kabul is being cleared of mines, with the urgency of the project becoming more acute as people are already living in the district and many more are continuing to arrive.
4 April 2009 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed his happiness at the safe release of a United Nations staff member who was abducted in Pakistan two months ago, voicing his appreciation for the efforts of Government officials and others in securing his release.
4 April 2009 - I have visited many countries that face the scourge of landmines. I have seen the devastation caused by these indiscriminate weapons, which hamper reconstruction, damage the environment and cause grievous injuries and death for decades after conflicts end.