Government of Japan contributes to key UNDP trust funds

The Government of Japan has donated a further US$ 7.9 million to two key UNDP trust funds in Afghanistan.
US$ 5 million goes to the Counter Narcotics Trust Fund which supports counter narcotics related projects and activities outlined in the National Drug Control Strategy. The CNTF is administered by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Counter Narcotics. This donation is earmarked to alternative livelihoods.

US$ 2.9 million has come from the Japan funded Counterpart Fund which is administered by Afghanistan’s Ministry of Finance, as a contribution to the Law and Order Trust Fund of Afghanistan (LOTFA). LOTFA was established in 2002 by UNDP to enable police to return operation. The fund’s activities include ensuring that police salaries are paid and the boosting of recruitment and training.

These recent contributions from Japan were confirmed at the Second Tokyo Conference on the Consolidation of Peace in Afghanistan, held in Tokyo on July 5 2006.

These donations will contribute to the reinforcement of security sector reform in Afghanistan.

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