The United Nations in Afghanistan

Wakhan National Park, Afghanistan
Photo: © UNDP Afghanistan

Afghanistan officially joined the United Nations on 19 November 1946 as the Kingdom of Afghanistan.

As one of the UN's earliest members, Afghanistan has contributed to the work of the world body, including through its diverse and unique culture.

There are currently 24 UN agencies, funds and programmes in the UN Country Team, of which 20 are located in Afghanistan. The UN Country Team’s overall vision and work are detailed in the One UN for Afghanistan framework.


The Sustainable Development Goals in Afghanistan

The Sustainable Development Goals are a global call to action to end poverty, protect the earth’s environment and climate, and ensure that people everywhere can enjoy peace and prosperity. These are the goals the UN is working on in Afghanistan: