On 1 July 2023, the United Nations launched the Strategic Framework for Afghanistan (UNSFA), outlining the priorities of the organization in support of the Afghan people. The UNSFA articulates the UN’s approach to addressing basic human needs in Afghanistan for the period 2023-2025, prioritizing the needs and rights of those most vulnerable, including women and girls,
children and youth, internally displaced persons, returnees, refugees, ethnic and religious minorities. The UNSFA aims to achieve this through focusing on three complementary and mutually reinforcing joint priorities: Outcome1: Sustained Essential Services in key sectors such as health, nutrition, education, employment, water, sanitation, hygiene, social protection, and protection that are accessible to all, affordable, and can be delivered free
from all forms of discrimination. Outcome 2: Economic Opportunities and Resilient Livelihoods through the creation of an enabling environment that facilitates economic growth and the provision of decent work opportunities, especially for excluded groups such as women. Outcome 3: Social Cohesion, Inclusion, Gender Equality, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law -as prerequisites for sustainable development and peace in Afghanistan - strengthening civil society engagement and advocacy for alignment of Afghanistan’s normative and legal frameworks with international human rights instruments.