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Copenhagen conference on prospects for security and development in Afghanistan

April 11, 2013 - 08:30-16:15

The Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs invite to a conference on “Afghanistan Towards 2014 ─ Prospects for Development, Security and a National Political Settlement”, Thursday, 11 April 2013, 08.30-16.15 at Christiansborg (Danish Parliament), Fællessalen, Visitors Entrance, 1240 Copenhagen.

This conference on state building in Afghanistan pulls together high-level Afghan and Danish Ministers, leading civil society representatives and outstanding experts in a discussion of the prospects and challenges of Afghanistan after 2014. The vast majority of international forces will have left the country by then and the military pull-out will expectedly mark a new chapter in Afghan history. The challenges and prospects for Afghanistan after 2014 depend on how the development on many different levels turns out:  Will the Afghan National Security Forces be ready to fill out their intended role as security providers? What would be the outcome of the Presidential elections in 2014 and the hesitant steps towards national reconciliation? How can the regional dynamics and power games be expected to affect the prospects for peace and stability in Afghanistan? And not least, how can the Afghan power holders and the international community cultivate sustainable development in Afghanistan in order to make the country more resilient towards violent conflict and less dependent on international aid? 

Participation is free of charge and includes lunch. Due to security restrictions registration is required no later than Thursday, 4 April 2013 at 12.00 noon.

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Copenhagen conference on prospects for security and development in Afghanistan


April 11, 2013