KABUL - The United Nations drug control agency has signed agreements with the Government of Iran to provide HIV prevention and care services to women and Afghan refugees there who are dependent on drugs.
KABUL - International priorities in Afghanistan - including security, long-term institution-building and stability throughout the coming elections - remain valid, but what is lacking is adequate resources and political will, the top United Nations envoy to the strife-torn country
KABUL - President Hamid Karzai has kicked off a United Nations-backed polio vaccination drive targeting some 7.7 million children in Afghanistan, one of four countries, along with India, Nigeria and Pakistan, where the disease is still endemic.
15 January 2009 - Women in the world’s least developed countries are 300 times more likely to die in childbirth or from pregnancy-related complications than women in developed countries, according to UNICEF’s latest State of the World’s Children report, released today.
1 February 2009 - 2009 looks set to witness a further decrease in opium cultivation in Afghanistan, according to a joint report of the Ministry of Counter Narcotics and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
KABUL - More than 82,000 anti-personnel mines were cleared in Afghanistan in 2008, but the funding needed to meet the 2013 demining completion goal – around $500 million – is threatened by the world economic situation, a senior United Nations official said today.