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A United Nations Day concert held on 23 October in Kabul and 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 the government of Afghanistan. Photos: Fardin Waezi / UNAMA
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Secretary-General’s message to 4th Ministerial Conference of Istanbul Process
BEIJING, 31 October 2014 – The following text is the message of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the fourth Ministerial Conference of the Istanbul Process, held in Beijing, China, today. The message was delivered by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Ján Kubiš.
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UN humanitarian officials travel to Khost to meet displaced families ahead of winter
KABUL, 30 October 2014 – In a show of support for thousands of displaced families, the United Nations’ top humanitarian official in Afghanistan, Mark Bowden, visited the country’s southeastern province of Khost on Wednesday to underscore the world body’s commitment to them as winter approaches.
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PRESS STATEMENT: UN welcomes announcement of Provincial Council election results
KABUL, 26 October 2014 – The United Nations welcomes yesterday’s announcement by Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) of the final results from the 2014 Provincial Council elections.
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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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Asia's first IDP policy - from theory to practice in Afghanistan
JALALABAD, 20 October 2014 (IRIN) - "Why does it allow them to stay?" the man asked incredulously. "They should be going back to their homes."
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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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The UN and its partners in Afghanistan marked the world body's birthday with a music concert, panel discussions, quiz contests and poet recitals, highlighting the UN’s work in support of the government and the people of Afghanistan. Photo: Fraidoon Poya
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Ten public service announcements, highlighting the work of the UN and its partners in Afghanistan, were played at a music concert organized in Kabul and broadcast on Afghan TV and carried on satellite around the world, to mark UN Day on 23 October.
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