• BAAG letter to President Ghani calls on him to expand gains of last decade

BAAG letter to President Ghani calls on him to expand gains of last decade

07 October 2014

Last week saw the historic occasion of the inauguration of the new President for Afghanistan.  President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, and his CEO Abdullah Abdullah take responsibility for a country that has seen exceptional progress since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.  Women's rights, education, health and access to justice have all improved in recent years. But Afghanistan is still mired in many significant challenges in these and other areas. It is the wish of the new government, and the international community supporting it, that this progress continues and Afghanistan becomes a better place for all Afghans.  

For this reason, BAAG has written to the new President, congratulating him on his appointment and the important work and values he has advocated in his career to date.  BAAG and its members call on him to ensure two key development matters remain central in his short- and longer-term plans and activities: the protection of human rights and the inclusion of civil society in decision making and programme implementation.  

On the 3rd December 2014 BAAG will host an important civil society conference.  This will take place in London the day before the Afghan and British governments co-host the London Conference on Afghanistan.  Both of these days will provide opportunities for civil society, donor governments and the international community to collaborate with the new Afghan government in addressing the development needs of Afghanistan.

Click here to see our letter in full.  

Further announcements of BAAG's civil society conference on 3rd December will follow shortly.