NEW YORK - It is imperative that avenues for peace be explored with the utmost urgency and seriousness, as conflict diverts resources that would be better spent on developing Afghanistan and helping its people, said Tadamichi Yamamoto, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Represent
GARDEZ - Access to government information by members of the media, and the broader public in the country’s southeast region, is improving, according to journalists gathered at a UN-supported event in Gardez.
KABUL - The director of an award-winning Afghan short film, ‘Mary Mother,’ discussed his work with a Kabul audience as part of nationwide activities to mark the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign.
KANDAHAR - The pivotal role of good governance in promoting development and strengthening coordination with Kandahar civil society was emphasized by participants at a UNAMA-backed event in southern Kandahar city.
HERAT - The story of an Afghan girl who convinces her family to let her complete her schooling, rather than get married, was at the centre of a series of UNAMA-backed theatre performances in the country’s western Herat province.
KAPISA - Afghan youth can play an essential role in raising awareness of women’s rights and contributing to a positive interpretation of women under Islam, according to participants at a UNAMA-backed forum in central Kapisa province.