Press releases

  • 18 Jan 2010 - KABUL - Enhancing transparency and efficiency of customs facilitation dramatically increases Afghan trade volumes and revenue collection.
  • 06 Jan 2010 - NEW YORK - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's briefing to the Security Council on Afghanistan. Mr. President, Excellencies, Let me begin by offering my warmest greetings for the New Year, 2010. I hope and trust that it will bring greater peace and serenity, both in the public and private affairs of peoples and nations around the world.
  • 31 Dec 2009 - KABUL - In the early morning of 27 December, ten Afghans were killed during a raid by Afghan  and international military forces in Narang district of Kunar province. دری-
  • 14 Dec 2009 - KABUL - The Government of the Italian Republic is to provide EUR 1.8 million to support the Government of Afghanistan’s disaster management efforts in western Afghanistan, increasing the country’s capacity to cope with natural disasters.
  • 14 Dec 2009 - KABUL - Afghanistan is the first country ever to use bivalent oral polio vaccine during the Sub National Immunization Campaign on 15-17 December 2009. UNICEF Press Release
  • 11 Dec 2009 - KABUL - When Kai Eide started this job he had a two-year horizon - as had his predecessors. Kai Eide has asked the United Nations Secretary-General to start the process to identify his successor. This is not a question of resignation. Kai Eide is sticking to the timetable that he outlined when he took the job in March 2008. This confirms his intention not to renew his contract.  
  • 10 Dec 2009 - KABUL - UNESCO and the Government of Italy signed a US$1 million agreement to develop the capacity of Educational Radio and Television of Afghanistan.
  • 01 Dec 2009 - KABUL - As temperatures drop around the country, UNHCR, its partners and the Afghan government are working together to provide relief supplies to help some 200,000 vulnerable people cope with the harsh winter. Dari
  • 30 Nov 2009 - KABUL - The United Nations in Afghanistan today underlined the importance of Afghanistan’s participation in the international “16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence.” Press conference transcript in Dari |
  • 29 Nov 2009 - KABUL - The proposal to host an international conference on Afghanistan on 28 January 2010 in London is a very timely initiative to allow for the holding of a high level dialogue on the post-electoral agenda in Afghanistan as outlined by President Karzai in his inaugural speech on 19 November 2009.
  • 29 Nov 2009 - KABUL - The international conference on Afghanistan that will be staged in London early next year provides “a very timely” opportunity to discuss the country's agenda in the wake of its recent presidential elections, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.
  • 28 Nov 2009 - NEW YORK - The proposal to host an international conference on Afghanistan on 28 January 2010 in London is a very timely initiative to allow for the holding of a high level dialogue on the post-electoral agenda in Afghanistan as outlined by President Karzai in his inaugural speech on 19 November 2009.
  • 23 Nov 2009 - 5 November 2009 - Effective immediately, the United Nations is taking additional steps to reduce risks to its national and international staff serving in Afghanistan.   This is in light of the 28 October attack against UN staff in Kabul as well as further ongoing threats. Although details of the new measures can not be made public, it is expected that they will involve short-term relocations for some staff while additional security is being put in place.
  • 19 Nov 2009 - NEW YORK - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reaffirmed the commitment of the United Nations to support Afghanistan’s progress towards peace, stability and development, as he congratulated Hamid Karzai on his inauguration as President for a second term. “He welcomes the commitment of President Karzai to serve all Afghans, to fight corruption and to bring increased good governance, security and services to the country,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement.

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