25 March 2009 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Peter W. Galbraith, a diplomatic negotiations expert from the United States, as one of two deputy United Nations envoys in Afghanistan, his spokesperson announced today.
2 January 2009 - Many Afghani refugees returning to their homeland in recent years, mostly from Pakistan, are struggling to make a living and to cope with their new surroundings, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
KABUL - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Afghanistan, Kai Eide, has urged a gathering of Afghan cabinet ministers and governors to continue efforts against poppy cultivation and praised provinces which are poppy-free.
24 March 2009 - The United Nations envoy for Afghanistan is in Washington D.C. this week ahead of a key international meeting later this month which will assess the current political, security and development issues in the South Asian nation.
KABUL - The Security Council today extended the United Nations presence in Afghanistan for another year, while recognizing the key role played by the world body in coordinating international efforts in the country and in supporting upcoming elections.
20 March 2009 - Mazar-i-Sharif is the iconic and popular host for the New Year celebrations in Afghanistan as it’s known as Umulbelad or Mother of Cities. Mazar, the capital of Balkh province, is popular because of the Shrine of Hazrat Ali (the Blue Mosque).
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
19 March 2009 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will embark next week on a trip that will take him to Russia, Qatar, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, France and Turkey to tackle issues such as consolidating stability in Afghanistan, the Middle East peace process and the current economic turmoil
19 March 2009 - The remains of the former President of Afghanistan Mohammad Daoud Khan and 16 members of his family have been buried with full honours in Kabul. On 28 April 1978 Kabul woke up not even guessing what would happen for the next thirty years in the country.