NEW YORK - An immediate push for peace and development is now imperative to end suffering and put the Afghan people on a path to progress, said the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan at United Nations headquarters today.
JALALABAD - The advocacy role of young Afghans in working with government to fight corruption, promote women’s equality and bring about sustainable peace was the focus of a UN-backed television programme in the eastern province of Nangarhar this week.
KANDAHAR - The top United Nations official in Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto, visited the country’s southern province of Kandahar on Tuesday to meet first-hand with the province’s government officials and community leaders to learn about their concerns and discuss key issues, in
PUL-E KHUMRI - The pivotal role of good governance in promoting development and strengthening coordination with civil society was emphasized by participants at a UN-backed event in the capital of the north-eastern province of Baghlan.
The following article, by Tadamichi Yamamoto, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, appeared in today’s edition of the leading independent daily, Hasht-e-Subh (8 a.m.), on the occasion of International Youth Day, which is marked annually on 12 August.
ZARANJ - Empowerment of Afghan women and their increased participation in the country’s economic and political development was at the centre of a lively UN-backed event in held in Zaranj, the capital of the southern province of Nimroz.