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A UN-backed report, released in Kabul and Vienna on 12 November, indicated record levels of opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan this year, with the illicit crop being grown on an estimated 224,000 hectares of land, which represents a seven per cent increase compared to last year. Photos: UNAMA and UNODC
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Ahead of London Conference, Afghan civil society urges momentum and collaboration
KABUL, 26 November 2014 – Representatives from civil society groups across Afghanistan today issued a set of recommendations to the government, ahead of the London Conference, to maintain and build upon the country’s achievements in democratic reform, human rights, rule of law and economic development.
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Nationwide debates spotlight critical need to end violence against women
KABUL, 25 November 2014 – Nationwide television and radio debates have spotlighted the critical importance of protecting women and girls from violence, as well as the requirement for authorities to meet their legal obligations.
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Joint UN press release on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
“Be a Champion: Prevent Violence and Discrimination against Women and Girls in Afghanistan”

KABUL, 25 November 2014 - Today marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW), followed by 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. The Day is commemorated around the world giving individuals and groups a chance to mobilize and call attention to the urgent need to end violence against women and girls.
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UNAMA strongly condemns atrocity that killed at least 50 civilians and injured 60
KABUL, 24 November 2014 - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns in the strongest terms yesterday’s suicide attack in Yahyakhail district in the south-eastern province of Paktika.
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Afghan anti-graft body reports unlawful land usurpation, import of substandard medicines
KABUL, 19 November 2014 – A United Nations-backed high-level anti-corruption body today said that over 1.2 million jeribs of land (approx. 240,000 hectares) in Afghanistan were usurped by “powerful individuals,” particularly those who had significant influence in the government during the past decade.
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UN committed to long-term support in ‘potentially very rewarding period’ ahead
KABUL, 16 November 2014 – The United Nations in Afghanistan is committed to providing long-term support to the country through and beyond this period of critical transition, said the UN’s top official in Kabul.
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Afghanistan launches UN-backed protocol to treat survivors of gender-based violence
KABUL, 16 November 2014 – Afghanistan launched its first-ever gender-based violence (GBV) treatment protocol for healthcare providers to ensure “quality care” for victims.
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Kubiš: ‘Let’s learn from the resilience and determination of the people of Afghanistan’
KABUL, 14 November 2014 – The United Nations’ top envoy for Afghanistan lauded the Afghan people and authorities for their tenacity in successfully completing the peaceful and democratic transfer of power this year, as well as for their vision for the future of the country.
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Special Rapporteur calls for change to address violence against Afghan women
KABUL, 12 November 2014 – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, Rashida Manjoo, spoke to members of the media at a Kabul press conference, detailing her assessment of the situation of Afghan women following a weeklong investigative trip to the country.
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Afghan poppy crops at record high, second year running
KABUL, 12 November 2014 – Afghanistan registered record levels of opium poppy cultivation this year, with the illicit crop being cultivated in an estimated 224,000 hectares of land, according to a United Nations-backed survey released in the Afghan capital, Kabul, today.
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The United Nations-backed Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC) on Wednesday said that over 1.2 million jeribs of land (approx. 240,000 hectares) in Afghanistan were usurped by “powerful individuals,” particularly those who had significant influence in the government during the past decade. The MEC also said least 50 per cent of Afghanistan’s $700 to $800 million pharmaceutical import market consists of illegally imported products. Photo: Sayed Mohammad Shah
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In an interview, Ján Kubiš, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, outlined the UN’s assistance to the country as it faced a deadlock in the presidential elections process. November 2014
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