On 2nd August 2015 the UNODC Country Programme facilitated a multi-stakeholder event on launch of three Alternative Livelihood projects by the Ministry of Counter Narcotics (MCN). The event, chaired by the MCN Minister, H.E. Salamat Azimi, was attended by ministers and senior Government officials from Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL), Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), Ministry of Women's Affairs (MoWA), Ministry of Commerce and Industries and Ministry of Interior, implementing partners- Aga Khan Foundation, DACAAR and Mercy Corps, donor representatives-Finland and Japan, and the civil society.[Read More]
The United Nations International Day against Drugs is celebrated internationally on 26 June with the aim of raising awareness of the harm illicit drugs present to society. In Afghanistan, the day was celebrated in the capital, Kabul, as well as in the provincial centres of Kandahar, Herat, Balkh, Nangarhar and Badakhshan Provinces.
H.E. Ms. Salamat Azimi, Minister of Counter Narcotics and Mr. Andrey Avetisyan, UNODC Regional Representative today launched the 'Afghanistan Drug Reporting System' during a ceremony attended by high ranking officials from the Government of Afghanistan and international community in Kabul. The 'Afghanistan Drug Reporting System' is the culmination of over three years of partnership between the Ministry of Counter Narcotics and UNODC to develop the first ever comprehensive and interactive online system for all counter narcotics related data on Afghanistan.[Read More]