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.
JALALABAD – In a televised debate hosted by Sharq Television in the eastern province of Jalalabad, panelists urged citizens to make use of their political rights, participate in national processes, foster peace and support development initiatives.
SUROBI – Members of the women’s Shura in the Surobi district of Kabul are committed to work alongside local authorities and the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to support women’s participation in forthcoming elections.
ADRASKAN – For upcoming parliamentary and district elections to be credible and successful, every Afghan must play their part, stressed participants of a UN-backed forum in the rural district of Adraskan in the western province of Herat.
KANDAHAR - Educating citizens about their voting rights, and removing barriers that disenfranchise women and rural communities will improve voter turnout in upcoming elections said participants of a UN-backed forum in the southern province of Kandahar.