2020 Afghanistan Conference

15.09.2020

The 2020 Afghanistan Conference was a pledging conference, co-hosted by the Governments of Afghanistan and Finland with the United Nations, that took place 23–24 November 2020.

The Conference was a strong expression of the international community’s enduring commitment to Afghanistan for the critical period ahead up to 2024. Donors pledged at least US$ 3.3 billion for the first year of the upcoming quadrennial, with annual commitments expected to stay at the same level year-on-year.


About the Conference

The 2020 Afghanistan Conference took place on 23–24 November. The ministerial level pledging conference was jointly organized by the Government of Finland, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the United Nations.

Due to the serious Covid-19 situation in Geneva and a lockdown of the city, the Conference took place virtually, with technical arrangements and translation happening in Geneva. All Conference proceedings could be followed live on webtv.un.org.


Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Af ghanistan addresses the 2020 Afghanistan Conference via a video message, Palais des Nations. 24 November 2020. UN Photo by Violaine Martinption
Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan addresses the 2020 Afghanistan Conference via a video message. 24 November 2020. UN Photo by Violaine Martinption
Jutta Urpilainen, Member of the European Commission, International Partnerships adresses the 2020 Afghanistan Conference via a video message, Palais des Nations. 24 November 2020. UN Photo by Violaine Martin
Jutta Urpilainen, Member of the European Commission, International Partnerships adresses the 2020 Afghanistan Conference via a video message. 24 November 2020. UN Photo by Violaine Martin