MAHMUD RAQI - In the central region of Afghanistan, the United Nations is continuing an initiative to leverage the power of local communities to work together toward resolving conflict peacefully.
TALOQAN - Government officials at a UN-backed symposium in Takhar’s capital city gathered with activists, professors and other community leaders to discuss recent efforts in the north-eastern province to improve protections for women’s rights.
KANDAHAR - The active participation of young Afghans in democratic processes is essential for creating a more stable, inclusive and peaceful country, said panellists during a UN-backed radio programme focused on elections in the southern province of Kandahar.
HERAT - Government officials at a UN-backed symposium in Herat’s Guzara district gathered with activists, religious scholars and other community leaders to discuss recent efforts in the western province to improve protections for women’s rights.
KANDAHAR - The top United Nations official in Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto, visited the country’s southern province of Kandahar this week to meet first-hand with government officials, activists and other community leaders to discuss several key issues, including elections and
NILI - The active participation of everyone in political decision-making is essential for the country’s stability and development, observed panellists in a UN-backed symposium in the central highlands province of Daikundi.
KUNDUZ - Afghanistan – one of the most dangerous countries to work as a journalist – is in the spotlight this week after an attack in Kabul killed nine Afghan photographers and reporters just days before World Press Freedom Day.
KABUL - After a nation-wide consultation process among more than 6,000 ordinary Afghans from all over the country, civil society leaders and UN officials gathered at an event in Kabul on Monday to launch a new book that distils Afghan views on peace and development.