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Afghan returnees and IDPs receive hygiene training through UN-supported programme
23 July 2014 – As part of a United Nations-supported programme, some 1,320 returnees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) - around 200 families - in the north-eastern Afghan provinces of Kunduz and Badakhshan have recently had their understanding on sanitation and environmental hygiene issues boosted as part of a wider effort to help reduce their mortality rates.
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PRESS STATEMENT: United Nations convenes meeting on strengthening Presidential election audit
KABUL, 23 July 2014 – With the support of both of the candidates in Afghanistan’s Presidential election, the United Nations convened a meeting this morning at the headquarters of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to strengthen the audit of run-off results.
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PRESS RELEASE: UN Special Representative for Afghanistan, Ján Kubiš, visits audit centre
KABUL, 18 July 2014 – The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Ján Kubiš, today visited the headquarters and premises of the Independent Election Commission (IEC), where the audit of the results of the country’s 2014 Presidential election run-off is taking place.
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PRESS STATEMENT: UNAMA welcomes start of audit for Afghan Presidential election run-off
KABUL, 17 July 2014 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes the start today of the audit of the results of the country’s 2014 Presidential election run-off.
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Afghan electoral body starts audit of results of Presidential election run-off
17 July 2014 – One of Afghanistan’s electoral management bodies, the Independent Election Commission (IEC), today started the audit of the ballots cast in the country’s Presidential election run-off held on 14 June.
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PRESS STATEMENT: UNAMA supports civil society call for ceasefire during Ramadan
KABUL, 16 July 2014 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) supports the call today from the Federation of Afghanistan's Civil Societies (FACS) for a ceasefire by both parties to the conflict during Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr.
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Afghan authorities seize more than 42 tons of illicit drugs over past four months
16 July 2014 –The Counter Narcotics Police of Afghanistan (CNPA) conducted 837 raids and operations around the country over the last four months, seizing more than 42 tons of illicit materials, including drugs, precursor chemicals and alcoholic beverages.
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Security Council Press Statement: Attacks in Paktika and Kabul, Afghanistan
New York, 15 July 2014 - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the suicide attack on 15 July 2014 in Paktika, Afghanistan, which caused many deaths and injuries to civilians, including children, as well as the attack in Kabul on 15 July 2014, which caused a number of deaths and injuries to civilians, for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility.
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UN chief condemns today’s suicide attack in south-eastern Afghanistan
Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Afghanistan
New York, 15 July 2014 -
The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s attack in south-eastern Afghanistan. The attack on civilians in Paktika during the holy month of Ramadan is a despicable criminal act, which killed and injured many innocent people, including children.
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PRESS STATEMENT: UNAMA condemns suicide attack in Paktika province
KABUL, 15 July 2014 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns in the strongest terms today’s suicide attack in the district of Urgun in the south-eastern province of Paktika, which killed at least 43 civilians, including eight children.
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Before the Afghan and international media, the Independent Election Commission launched the start of the audit process of the ballots cast in the Presidential election run-off held on 14 June. It follows an agreement by the two candidates, both of whom had expressed concern over allegations of fraud and urged measures that would separate fraudulent ballots from valid votes.
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“This comprehensive audit is the way to enhance the credibility of the country’s electoral process and acceptance of the run-off results – I commend the perseverance of all those involved in this important activity, notably during the holy month of Ramadan,” the UN Special Representative, Ján Kubiš, said after visiting the Independent Election Commission premises, where the audit of the results of the country’s 2014 Presidential election run-off is taking place. Photo: Fardin Waezi / UNAMA
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 Press conference on votes audit process
The Independent Election Commission (IEC) today formally started the auditing of ballot papers of 14 June Presidential election run-off to investigate the allegation of massive frauds and electoral violations on the polling day. The IEC Chairman, Ahmed Yousuf Nuristani addressed a press conference and shared the details of the audit process with the media.
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