The result was a request for technical assistance from the Afghan government for the establishment of a national environment agency. Since then, UN support for the environment has been expanded to focus on rebuilding government structures and addressing urgent urban environmental and resource management issues. The UN Programme for Afghanistan focuses on building resilience and sustainability across the country: since 2002, the UN Environment has been actively committed to laying the ecological foundations for sustainable development in Afghanistan. UNEP is assisting the Afghan National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) to implement multilateral and regional environmental agreements through training and technical assistance in the development of project proposals, legal harmonization and reporting. The United Nations environmental action began with a comprehensive post-conflict environmental assessment, conducted in cooperation with the Afghan Government and Afghan environmental experts. The 2003 assessment found severe and widespread degradation of soils and resources, including declining water levels, drying up wetlands, widespread loss of vegetative cover, erosion and loss of wild animals. To do this, the programme includes training and monitoring of government partners, implementation of flagship demonstration projects and the provision of technical assistance and advice in the areas of environmental coordination, environmental legislation and environmental policy, environmental education and environmental awareness, community-level natural resource management. , adaptation to climate change, protected areas, environmental disaster risk reduction and multilateral environmental agreements. For more information on UNEP`s work in Afghanistan, please follow us on Facebook For more information on the UN Programme for Afghanistan, please contact Mohammad Hasnain, Country Programme Manager of the Afghanistan Resilience Consortium, UN Environment helps tell the story of the impact of climate change on the Afghan people. Learn more about our Climate Stories campaign. Decades of conflict and violence, coupled with drought and earthquakes, have had devastating effects not only on the Afghan people, but also on the once untouched and biodiversity-rich natural environment.
These include technical assistance for the implementation of the administrative obligations of each ratified convention, so that the government is entitled to technical and financial assistance (UNCBD, UNCCD, UNFCCC, CITES, ozone contracts). The United Nations is committed to promoting progress in sustainable development in Afghanistan over the past decade. A concerted approach using the technical and political guidance of agencies such as the National Environmental Protection Agency and implementing agencies, such as the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, is essential to ongoing achievements.