KUNDUZ - The United Nations will do its utmost to support peace efforts in Kunduz and across Afghanistan, said the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan in meetings with government officials, civil society and media professionals today in the restive north
KANDAHAR - The central message from those gathered at a UN-backed event in a district 30 kilometres south of Kandahar city was that good relations between local government officials and the communities they serve are crucial for development initiatives and peace prospects.
KUNDUZ - For effective economic growth in Afghanistan’s north-east region, stronger bonds must be forged between government offices and the private sector, said panellists in two UN-backed radio debates held in Kunduz and Takhar last week.
NILI - Improving media access to information affecting provincial communities and ensuring ethically sound journalism were the topics of a two-day, UN-backed event in the central province of Daikundi this week.
KABUL - To eliminate corruption from Afghanistan, every individual in every community across the country must play an active role, said panellists in televised UN-backed debates held in Kandahar and Jalalabad during the past week.
KUNDUZ - More Afghan women must work in government, especially on provincial development programmes, said panellists in a series of debates broadcast via radio in the north-eastern provinces of Kunduz and Takhar.
JALALABAD - The top United Nations official for humanitarian affairs in Afghanistan, Toby Lanzer, visited the country’s eastern province of Nangarhar this week to meet first-hand with Afghans returning from Pakistan and with UN agencies working in Jalalabad to provide them assist