Aug 12, 2010
Outcomes of the Kabul International Conference

The Afghan government and the international community held a historic conference in Kabul on 20th July 2010, to pave the way forward for the initiatives presented in the London Conference. The Kabul Conference saw more than 70 countries and international and local organizations come together to discuss Afghanistan’s plans for development, governance and stability. Several important issues such as the fundamental mechanisms of effective partnership, governance, rule of law and human rights, peace, reconciliation and reintegration, regional cooperation and security were examined at the conference. Another significant matter brought to surface in the conference was the request of the Afghan government to have 50 percent of international aid channeled through the Afghan government instead of international organizations based in Afghanistan. The participants vouched their commitment and support for the Afghan government and the implementation of the development, governance, and stability initiatives.  Therefore, it is believed that the Kabul Conference will have a positive impact on the political and security dynamics of war torn nation, but only upon the effectively and speedy implementation of the development, governance and stability strategies. (Full Artical,file type (Pdf) 110 KB )