Fact Sheet: What To Expect At The Kabul Conference

  • The Kabul Conference, co-chaired by the UN and Afghan Government, is scheduled to take place from 20-32 July and will include ministers from more than seventy countries, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. It will be the largest gathering of foreign leaders in Afghanistan since the 1970s.
  • The Kabul Conference is a follow-up to January’s London Conference. The Afghan government will present its plan for three main areas: security, governance and economic and social development.
  • The Kabul Conference will not be a “pledge” conference, but an opportunity to realign financial aid that has already been pledged.
  • President Karzai will ask that at least fifty percent of the $13 billion pledged by the international community for the next five years to be channeled directly through the government in Kabul.
  • The Afghan government will present its national strategy for ensuring good governance, improving security and accelerating the reconstruction process.

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