ISLAMABAD - The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto, met today in Islamabad with Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua as part of a two-day visit to the Pakistan capital.
BAMYAN - Afghan girls must be supported in pursuing their education to enable their full participation in all aspects of social and political life, said community leaders at a UN-backed event held last week in the central highlands province of Bamyan.
FAIZABAD - In the northeast region of Afghanistan, the United Nations is working with local radio and television to engage local communities in the interest of building support for reducing conflict, fighting corruption and advancing peace.
ASADABAD - In a regional conference on women’s participation in peace and sustainable development, women’s rights activists, government officials and United Nations representative stressed that women must play a unique and robust role in building peace in Afghanistan.
JALALABAD - The advocacy role of young Afghans in working with government to fight corruption, promote women’s equality and bring about sustainable peace was the focus of a UN-backed television programme in the eastern province of Nangarhar this week.
KANDAHAR - The top United Nations official in Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto, visited the country’s southern province of Kandahar on Tuesday to meet first-hand with the province’s government officials and community leaders to learn about their concerns and discuss key issues, in
PUL-E KHUMRI - The pivotal role of good governance in promoting development and strengthening coordination with civil society was emphasized by participants at a UN-backed event in the capital of the north-eastern province of Baghlan.
The following article, by Tadamichi Yamamoto, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, appeared in today’s edition of the leading independent daily, Hasht-e-Subh (8 a.m.), on the occasion of International Youth Day, which is marked annually on 12 August.
ZARANJ - Empowerment of Afghan women and their increased participation in the country’s economic and political development was at the centre of a lively UN-backed event in held in Zaranj, the capital of the southern province of Nimroz.