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UN welcomes Afghan government’s efforts to end recruitment and use of children in security forces
KABUL / NEW YORK, 1 August 2014 – The United Nations today welcomed the Government of Afghanistan’s commitment to end and prevent the recruitment of children in the Afghan national security forces.
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PRESS STATEMENT: UNAMA welcomes deployment of international observers, experts for elections audit
KABUL, 1 August 2014 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes the deployment of professional international observers and UN experts ahead of the resumption on Saturday of the comprehensive audit of the results of the Presidential election run-off held on 14 June.
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International community ready to provide support as ballot audit resumes on Saturday - Ján Kubiš
31 July 2014 – Ahead of Saturday’s resumption of the audit of ballots from Afghanistan’s Presidential election run-off, the top United Nations official in the country today said that the international community has enough election observers and the UN has a “sufficient number” of UN supervisors in place to support the audit process.
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PRESS STATEMENT: UNAMA welcomes IEC’s adoption of criteria for invalidation and recount of ballots
KABUL, 30 July 2014 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes the Independent Election Commission’s (IEC) decision to adopt criteria for the invalidation and recount of ballots as part of the ongoing comprehensive audit of the results of the Presidential election run-off held on 14 June.
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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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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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Ahead of Saturday’s resumption of the audit of ballots from Afghanistan’s Presidential election run-off, UN Special Representative Ján Kubiš today told a news conference that the international community has enough election observers and the world body has a “sufficient number” of UN supervisors in place to support the audit process. Photo: Fardin Waezi / UNAMA
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 Press conference on vote audit process
Ahead of Saturday’s resumption of the audit of ballots from Afghanistan’s Presidential election run-off, UN Special Representative Ján Kubiš today told a news conference that the international community has enough election observers and the world body has a “sufficient number” of UN supervisors in place to support the audit process. Photo: Fardin Waezi / UNAMA
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