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The UN and its partners in Afghanistan are marking the UN's birthday this week. In his remarks at one of the UN Day events, a senior UN official, Mark Bowden, called on Afghan youth to help address the challenges facing the South Asian nation. Photos: Fardin Waezi / UNAMA
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Afghan talents perform at United Nations Day concert
KABUL, 23 October 2014 – A concert held in Kabul, broadcast on Afghan television and carried on satellite around the world, showcased some of the country’s top singers and highlighted the United Nations’ work in support of the people of Afghanistan.
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UN encourages Afghan youth to work for change
KABUL, 22 October 2014 – A senior United Nations official in Afghanistan today called on the country’s youth to help address the challenges facing the South Asian nation.
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Big crowds pulled by exhibit on International Day of Rural Women

KABUL, 15 October 2014 – Afghan women displayed handcrafts and other goods at a United Nations-backed exhibition that drew several hundred people in the country’s capital city of Kabul.

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Afghans work to improve local justice mechanisms for poor, disenfranchised

KABUL, 15 October 2014 – More than 100 Afghans attended a two-day conference in Mazar-e Sharif, the capital city of Afghanistan’s northern province of Balkh, to discuss ways to improve law enforcement and justice mechanisms at local and regional levels.

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UN police adviser wins international award for her work with Afghans

KABUL, 14 October 2014 - A police adviser serving with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), Shakti Devi, has won the International Female Peacekeeper Award for what the judges called “exceptional achievements.”

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Empowering girls to reach their full potential the focus of Kabul event

KABUL, 12 October 2014 – Afghans marked the International Day of the Girl Child with speeches and cultural performances at an event that drew hundreds of participants in the country’s capital city of Kabul.

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Open letter to President Ghani charts roadmap for peace, urges action
KABUL, 12 October 2014 – A group of Afghan civil society organizations presented today an open letter to Afghanistan’s president, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, highlighting a 10-point roadmap for peace and urging the president to take action on several key issues.
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Role of Afghan women in peace and politics discussed at Open Day events

KABUL, 8 October 2014 – Against the backdrop of a significant gender gap in Afghan civil society and state representation, the United Nations hosted several events across Afghanistan to mark the annual Global Open Days and discuss the role of women in the country’s political and peace processes.

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UN human rights chief urges stay of execution in Kabul death-penalty case

KABUL, 7 October 2014 – The most senior United Nations human rights official has asked Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani to stay the executions of five men sentenced to death following charges of armed robbery and adultery in the Paghman district of Kabul.

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PRESS STATEMENT: UN Special Representative Ján Kubiš on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha
KABUL, 3 October 2014 – As Afghans prepare to mark the holy occasion of Eid-ul-Adha, the United Nations wishes all Afghans a peaceful and joyous celebration.
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A United Nations Day concert held in Kabul, broadcast on Afghan television, showcased several of the country’s top singers and highlighted the world body’s work in support of the people and government of Afghanistan. Photo: Fardin Waezi / UNAMA
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