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UN Secretary-General and Security Council hail inauguration of new Afghan president
New York, 30 September 2014 - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council have hailed the inauguration of Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as new president of Afghanistan, with both noting the historic nature of the occasion which marks the first democratic transition of power in the country’s history.
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PRESS STATEMENT: UN congratulates President Ghani on inauguration
KABUL, 29 September 2014 – The United Nations today warmly congratulates Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on his inauguration as the new President of Afghanistan and reaffirms its commitment to cooperate with the national unity government in the country’s progress to peace, stability and development.
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Danger of mines to Afghan children highlighted at UN-backed open day
Kabul, 29 September 2014 – The ongoing danger of mines and other explosive remnants of war (ERW) to children was the focus of a recent open day held by the United Nations-supported Mine Action Coordination Centre of Afghanistan (MACCA).
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UN human rights office urges Afghan Government to halt death sentences in rape case
KABUL, 26 September 2014 – The United Nations human rights office has urged the Government of Afghanistan to halt the death sentences in a case against a group of men charged with armed robbery, kidnapping and gang-rape in Paghman, a district of Kabul.
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UN refugee agency distributes non-food items to displaced families in Kunduz
KUNDUZ, 27 September 2014 – The United Nations refugee agency distributed this past week non-food items to 380 families displaced by armed conflict in different parts of the northeastern Afghan province of Kunduz.
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Secretary-General appoints Nicholas Haysom as next special representative for Afghanistan
KABUL, 25 September 2014 - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Nicholas Haysom as his Special Representative and Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).
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Peace Day celebrated in events across Afghanistan
KABUL, 22 September 2014 – In United Nations-backed radio and television broadcasts and community events to mark this year’s International Day of Peace, Afghan women, men and children came together in a spirit of solidarity to make their voices heard on peace, development and a conflict-free Afghanistan.
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PRESS STATEMENT: UN welcomes completion of presidential elections 2014

KABUL, 21 September 2014 – The United Nations welcomes today’s announcement by Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) completing the presidential election 2014. The United Nations warmly congratulates Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as the President-elect of Afghanistan.

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PRESS STATEMENT: UN welcomes signing of agreement to establish Government of National Unity
KABUL, 21 September 2014 – The United Nations welcomes the agreement signed today by the two presidential candidates Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai  to establish a government of national unity as an important step to move the country towards a period of stability.
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PRESS STATEMENT: Security Council discusses political situation in Afghanistan

KABUL, 19 September 2014 – The toll of Afghanistan’s ongoing political impasse and the need for the formation of a government of national unity were among the main topics of discussion at the United Nations Security Council’s quarterly meeting on the country at UN Headquarters in New York on Thursday.

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 UN hails inauguration of new president
The UN has congratulated Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on his inauguration as the new President of Afghanistan. Representing the Secretary-General, his Special Representative, Ján Kubiš, attended the inauguration ceremony in Kabul. He reaffirmed the world body’s commitment to cooperate with the national unity government in the country’s progress to peace, stability and development. Photos: Fardin Waezi / UNAMA
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UN Special Representative Ján Kubiš attended the inauguration of Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as the new President of Afghanistan. He congratulated him and reaffirmed the world body’s commitment to cooperate with the national unity government in the country’s progress to peace, stability and development. Photo: Fardin Waezi / UNAMA
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