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Conferences on Afghanistan:

  • Leader’s Summit on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (2015)
  • Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA) (most recent in 2015) – http://www.recca.af
  • London Conference on Afghanistan 2014
  • Astana Conference “Heart of Asia” 2013
  • Kabul Conference “Heart of Asia” 2012
  • International Conference on Afghanistan Tokyo 2012
  • Chicago Summit on Afghanistan 2012
  • International Conference on Afghanistan Bonn 2011
  • International Conference on Afghanistan Istanbul 2011
  • Lisbon Summit 2010
  • International Conference on Afghanistan Kabul 2010
  • International Conference on Afghanistan London 2010
  • International Conference on Afghanistan Hague 2009
  • International Conference on Afghanistan Moscow 2009
  • International Conference on Afghanistan Paris 2008
  • International Conference on the Rule of Law in Afghanistan Rome 2007
  • International Conference on Afghanistan London 2006
  • International Conference on Afghanistan Berlin 2004
  • Kabul Declaration Good Neighborly Relations 200
  • International Conference on Afghanistan Tokyo 200
  • International Conference on Afghanistan Bonn 2001

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Leader’s Summit on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

UN Women and the People’s Republic of China will co-host a landmark event in conjunction with the UN Summit on the post-2015 development framework and as part of the 20th Anniversary commemoration of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. At the high-level “Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: A Commitment to Action” event on 27 September, over 70 world leaders are expected to make concrete commitments and firm pledges to overcome gender equality gaps. It is a historic and a unique opportunity: for the first time at the UN, commitments to women and girls will be made at the level of Heads of States and Government.   For more information please visit:  http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2015/9/media-advisory-global-leaders-meeting 

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Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA)

RECCA is a forum aimed at promoting stabilization process in Afghanistan and South and Central Asian regional economic integration.

So far five conferences have taken place:

  • Afghanistan  hosted the 1st conference in 2005;
  • The 2nd conference took place in New Delhi, India in 2006;
  • The 3rd was conducted in Islamabad, Pakistan in 2009;
  • The 4th in Istanbul, Turkey in 2010;
  • The 5th in Dushanbe, Tajikistan in 2012.
  • The 6th in Kabul, Afghanistan from 3-4th of September 2015, for more information click here.

The conference is a building block for the regional cooperation process accentuating its importance for the regional economic growth, poverty reduction, and political, economic and regional security. The joint efforts are taken in the areas of sharing the benefits of water, counter-narcotics activities, transportation, energy, and economic development through developing result-oriented strategies and policies for a more comprehensive and forward-looking partnership.

Please refer to the RECCA website for further information: http://www.recca.af

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London Conference on Afghanistan 2014

The London Conference on Afghanistan took place on 4 December 2014, co-hosted by the governments of the UK and Afghanistan. Associated events took place during the afternoon and evening of Wednesday 3 December.

The Conference provided a platform for the government of Afghanistan to set out its vision for reform and for the international community to demonstrate enduring solidarity and support for Afghanistan.

For more information please visit:

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/london-conference-on-afghanistan-2014 

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Astana Conference “Heart of Asia” 2013

The Conference “Heart of Asia” in Astana, Kazakhstan,  was the third Ministerial Conference in the framework of the Istanbul Process, which was launched in November 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Underlinig the significance of the Istanbul Process as an important regional platform for dialogue and interaction for consolidating the efforts of the countries of the region aimed at promoting security, confidence and result-oriented cooperation, countries reiterated their adherence to the principles and commitments, contained in the outcome documents of the Istanbul Conference (2 November 2011) and the Kabul Conference (14 June 2012).

Areas of cooperation identified on the Conference are:

  • Security and the fight against terrorism
  • Countering narcotics and organized crime
  • Dealing with the problem of refugees
  • Infrastructure
  • Fostering the progressin Afghan major national priorities, including the completion of transition of security responsibility
  • Continuation of the implementation of the broad range of Confidence Building Measures (CBMs)

For more information please visit:

http://mfa.gov.af/en/page/3881

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Kabul Conference “Heart of Asia” 2012

The conference was conducted in Kabul in June 2012 and it was the first ministerial meeting following the ‘Istanbul Process’. Recognizing the Afghanistan’s principal role in promoting cooperation in the ‘Heart of Asia’ region, the process stressed the importance Afghanistan’s evolving relationship with its neighbors developing its role as contributor to peace, stability and economic interactions in the ‘Heart of Asia’ region.

The key focuses of the conferences were:

The follow‐up concept envisages three key elements:

  • Promotion of political consultations;
  • The implementation of Confidence Building Measures (CBMs);
  • Fostering regional cooperation.

For more information please visit:

http://heartofasiaministerial-mfa.gov.af/

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Chicago Summit on Afghanistan 2012

The major topics at the Chicago Summit 2012 were the security transition process,  the financial dimension of the issue, and the NATO’s commitment to supporting Afghanistan after 2014. The main task of the Summit was to undertake concrete actions, programs and initiatives in regard to Lisbon decisions.

The Government of Afghanistan and the international community were determined to undertake the necessary measures to ensure a smooth political transition, in full accord with the Afghan Constitution.

:For more information please visit

http://www.afghanistan-un.org/category/about-afghanistan/chicago-

summit-on-afghanistan/

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International Conference on

Afghanistan Tokyo 2012

The objective of the 2nd International Conference on Afghanistan in Tokyo was  to secure concrete levels of financial, development and security assistance from the international community for Afghanistan beyond 2014.

While past conferences have addressed the international community’s sustained support to the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), the Tokyo Conference also reportedly highlighted the “non-security aspects” of on-going transition process and the volumes of development assistance which may be provided.

For more information please visit:

http://mfa.gov.af/Content/files/CFC_Afghanistan_Tokyo-Conference- Backgrounder_June2012.pdf

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International Conference on Afghanistan Bonn 2011

The major  goal of the Bonn Conference 2011which was following the Istanbul International Conference was to give concrete shape to the long-term joint engagement and to advance the further political process in Afghanistan aiming to  ensure that after withdrwing troops in 2014 the country remains stable and develops economically.

The Bonn Conference focused on three issues:

  • the civil aspects of the process of transferring responsibility to the Government of Afghanistan by 2014;
  • the long-term engagement of the international community in Afghanistan after 2014;
  • the political process that is intended to lead to the long-term stabilization of the country.

 For more information please visit:

 http://www.afghanistan-un.org/category/about-afghanistan/bonn-conference/#sthash.zc5dTEdD.dpuf

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International Conference on Afghanistan Istanbul 2011

The Government of Afghanistan and the international community have convened in Istanbul in 2011 to  reaffirm its strong commitment to a secure, stable and prosperous Afghanistan in a secure and stable region recognizing Afghanistan’s role as the land bridge in the ‘Heart of Asia’, connecting South Asia, Central Asia, Eurasia and the Middle East.

The parties to the conference established the set of common principles and commitments stressing the security issues, and the economic development of the country.

The next meeting, scheduled to take place at Bonn, was aimed  to build upon the issues outlined in Istanbul.

For more information please visit:

http://mfa.gov.af/Content/files/Istanbul%20Process.pdf

http://www.afghanistan-un.org/category/about-afghanistan/istanbul-conference-on-afghanistan-about-afghanistan/

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Lisbon Summit 2010

The agreement reached at the Lisbon Summit 2010 between the Government of Afghanistan and countries contributing to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) was on gradual transfer of lead security responsibility in Afghanistan to the Afghan National Security Forces country-wide by the end of 2014.

For more information please visit:

http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/news/nato-agrees-on-roadmap-for-transition-to-afghan-lead.html

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International Conference on Afghanistan Kabul 2010

The first ever international conference on Afghanistan in the Afghan capital, Kabul, has successfully concluded. The historic event was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan and brought together representatives of seventy countries, international and regional organizations, and other institutions. The international Kabul conference marks the beginning of the “Kabul process,” and an increased commitment to a secure, prosperous and democratic Afghanistan.

The participants determined the principles of effective partnership based on the leadership and ownership of the Afghan  Government, and stressed that the partnership should include coherent support by the international community, lending its resources and technical knowledge to the implementation of Afghan-defined programmes.

For more information please visit:

 http://www.afghanistan-un.org/category/about-afghanistan/kabul-conference/

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International Conference on Afghanistan London 2010

In January  2010, the International Conference on Afghanistan was held in London, where the members of the international community discussed the further progress on the Bonn agreement from 2001 on the democratization of Afghanistan after the ousting of the Taliban regime.

The international community and the Afghan government discussed a new course for the future of Afghanistan. Afghanistan agreed to timetables to take control of certain military and police functions, and launched a program to lure Taliban insurgents back to mainstream life with financial incentives.

 For more information please visit:

http://www.afghanembassy-brussels.org/the-london-conference-2010.html

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International Conference on Afghanistan Hague 2009

Building on the achievements of earlier conferences held in Bonn, London and Paris, the conference reaffirmed the long-term political commitment of the international community in assisting the Afghan government in building a better future for Afghanistan and its people.

The conference provided a platform for political discussion on the current state of affairs and future perspectives, acknowledging the importance of regional aspects of these issues.

For more information please visit:

http://www.afghanistan-un.org/2009/03/international-conference-on-afghanistan-2009/

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International Conference on Afghanistan Moscow 2009

International Conference on Afghanistan 2009 held in Moscow was convened under the auspices of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

The main focus of the conference was to strenghten the regional and international efforts  to counteract the threats of terrorism, drug trafficking and organized crime, recognizing the interconnected nature of the challenges in Afghanistan and the region and the importance of sustained international efforts to achieve a stable, peaceful, prosperous and democratic Afghanistan .

For more information please visit:

 http://mfa.gov.af/Content/files/declaration_of_the_special_conference_on_afghanistan2.pdf

http://www.afghanistan-un.org/2009/03/moscow-special-conference-on-afghanistan/

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International Conference on Afghanistan Paris 2008

The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the international community met  in Paris in June 2008  to reaffirm their long-term partnership to serve the people of Afghanistan, their security, prosperity and human rights and commited themselves to work in more coordinated way.

The Government and the international community emphasized the key elements which are essential for the security and prosperity of the Afghan people and gave priority to support of the Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS), strengthening institutions and economic growth, particularly in agriculture and energy.

For more information please visit:

 http://mfa.gov.af/Content/files/enghlish.pdf

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International Conference on the Rule of Law in Afghanistan Rome 2007

The principal outcome of the London Conference on Afghanistan in 2006 was the adoption of the Afghanistan Compact. The main objective of the Compact was to determine actions for the finalizization of  a national justice sector strategy and to implement comprehensive rule of law undertaken by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The Government commited itself to reform with the assistance of the International Community.

The donors and the international community assured to increase coordinated support for rule of law reform in Afghanistan, based on the national justice programme put forward by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

For more information please visit:

http://mfa.gov.af/Content/files/Romejointrecommandations.pdf

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International Conference on Afghanistan London 2006

The International Conference on Afghanistan in London 2006 identified main pillars of activities set in accordance with the Afghanistan Millennium Development Goals Country Report 2005 – Vision 2020. The established  areas of work were:

  • Security;
  • Governance, Rule of Law and Human Rights;
  • Economic and Social Development

The Government and international community commited themselves to improve the effectiveness and accountability of international assistance aimed at achievement of set goals by means of determined principles of cooperation.

For more information please visit:

http://mfa.gov.af/Content/files/afghanistan_compact.pdf

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International Conference on Afghanistan Berlin 2004

The Berlin Conference was held in April 2004. It has noted with satisfaction the substantial progress made by Afghanistan in accordance with Bonn agreement 2001, and welcomed the adoption of the Constitution and the upcoming presidential and parliamentarian elections.

The Berlin Conference was dedicated to strengthening governance through state and institution building as well as working toward a self-sustaining market oriented economy.

During the conference the UN, Afghan leadership, and the International Community agreed, among other things, to:

  • continue operations by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF);
  • establish five Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRT);
  • support efforts to Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration program (DDR);
  • strengthen international efforts to combat illicit drug cultivation, production and trafficking.

For more information please visit:

http://mfa.gov.af/Content/files/berlindeclaration.pdf

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International Conference on Afghanistan Tokyo 2002

The International Conference on Reconstruction Assistance to Afghanistan held at the ministerial level in Tokyo was aimed at establishing peace, security,  representative governance and stability in Afghanistan pursuing the goals set in Bonn in 2001.

The objective of the conference was planned to be achieved through strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance provided by the United Nations, including  special economic assistance: emergency international assistance for peace, and reconstruction of war-stricken Afghanistan.

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Kabul Declaration Good Neighborly Relations 2002

The Declaration was signed on December 24, 2002 by the governments of Afghanist, China, Islamic Republic of Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan. It reaffirms the readiness and commitment of the states mentioned above to constructive and supportive bilateral relationships.

Moreover, the declaration  expresses the support and commitment of the states neighbouring Afghanistan to the new government and  welcomes the combined efforts of the international community to support Afghanistan in its rebuilding and development.

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International Conference on Afghanistan Bonn 2001

In December 2001 leaders from the Afghan opposition and diaspora and the international community representatives  met in Bonn, Germany. The main obective of the conference was to draw up plans for a re-establishment of permanent government institutions in Afghanistan.

Following  the conference UNCS Resolution 1386 from 2001 to oust the Taliban and al-Qaeda from Afghanistan was the latest manifestation of a conflict that had been running for nearly three decades.

For more information please visit: http://www.afghangovernment.com/AfghanAgreementBonn.htm

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