UN-HABITAT recognises Afghanistan's outstanding reconstruction process

UN-HABITAT has presented a special award to the Government of Afghanistan for outstanding achievements in furthering the cause of human settlements in its post-conflict reconstruction programme.

The Technical Cooperation Award cited "outstanding commitment and long-term cooperation with UN-HABITAT" as well as "recognition for people centered development policies" adopted by the Government.

Receiving the award, the Minister of Urban Development, Mr. Mohammad Yusuf Pashtun hailed UN-HABITAT for directly working with communities, helping improve shelter, infrastructure and services, employment and social inclusion.

"The results stimulated social cohesion, citizen empowerment, and economic development; moreover, women and men assumed important roles in the activities", he said.