LAGHMAN - In a UN-backed three-day Peace Jirga, community leaders from three districts of Afghanistan’s east said they are committed to working with opposing groups to find peaceful outcomes to the area’s conflicts.
GARDEZ - Enhancing the transparency and accountability of government in the interest of improving ties with local communities was the focus of a UN-backed event in the Waza Zadran district of the south-eastern province of Paktya.
MAZAR-E SHARIF - A team of bright young law students from Balkh, fresh from winning Afghanistan’s national law championship award, will represent the country in April at the annual Philip C. Jessup Law Moot Court Competition in Washington DC.
JALALABAD - In a regional conference on women’s participation in peace and sustainable development, women activists, government officials and diplomats stressed that women must play a unique and robust role in building peace in Afghanistan.
KANDAHAR - Panel members at a lively television debate sponsored by the UN and Hewad TV spoke this week about the value of open dialogue to work out differences and deal with ongoing conflict in the interest of provincial development.
NILI - In a daylong event, local leaders laid the groundwork for a new peace and reconciliation process to defuse long-standing tensions with an armed group, whose activities have contributed to insecurity and social problems in the central highlands province of Daikundi.
KABUL - Participants at a an international conference held yesterday to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Paris Commitments to end the use of children in conflict hailed the release of some 65,000 children from armed entities during the past decade, and called for further