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PRESS STATEMENT: On eve of Eid-ul-Fitr, UNAMA wishes “Eid Mubarak” to all Afghans
KABUL, 27 July 2014 – As the holy month of Ramadan comes to a close and Afghans prepare to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) extends its greetings to all Afghans.
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PRESS STATEMENT: Presidential candidates support IEC adopting UN proposal
KABUL, 26 July 2014 – Afghanistan’s two Presidential candidates, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani, have indicated to the United Nations that they support the Independent Election Commission (IEC) adopting the UN proposal for a regulatory decision covering criteria for recounts and invalidations of ballots as part of the ongoing comprehensive audit of the country’s Presidential election run-off.
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PRESS STATEMENT: UNAMA condemns killing of civilians in Ghor province
KABUL, 26 July 2014 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns in the strongest terms yesterday’s killing of civilians in the western province of Ghor, in which at least 15 persons were killed, including three women.
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PRESS STATEMENT: United Nations proposes criteria for ordering recounts and invalidations
KABUL, 24 July 2014 – The United Nations (UN) today presented its proposal to the Independent Election Commission (IEC) for a regulatory decision covering criteria for ordering the recount of ballot boxes and the invalidation of ballots as part of the ongoing comprehensive audit of the results of the Presidential election run-off held on 15 June.
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IOM responds to needs of Afghan families displaced by military operation in Pakistan
24 July 2014 – As part of its efforts to respond to the needs of Afghan families displaced by the ongoing military operation in Pakistan’s North Waziristan, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) distributed relief items to around 200 vulnerable families in Afghanistan’s Khost and Paktika provinces this past week.
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Afghan media watch-dog stresses responsible use of social media at start of week-long campaign
23 July 2014 – An Afghan media watch-dog today formally launched a week-long campaign to encourage responsible use of social media in Afghanistan, while highlighting the importance of social media in facilitating debates and discussions on national issues.
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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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Afghans around the country attended their local mosques on Monday as part of the start to celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr or the “Feast of Breaking the Fast,” which marks the end of Ramadan. In its Eid greetings to all Afghans on Sunday, UNAMA expressed hope that the occasion will be free from suffering and violence.
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Afghans around the country today attended their local mosques as part of the start to celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr or the “Feast of Breaking the Fast,” which marks the end of Ramadan. In its Eid greetings to all Afghans on Sunday, UNAMA expressed hope that the occasion will be free from suffering and violence. Photo: Fardin Waezi / UNAMA
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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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