19 August 2010 - Afghan nationals are marking 91 years of independence today. Low-key celebrations are planned throughout the country as the holiday comes amid the holy month of Ramadan.
18 August 2010 - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) today announced that 5,897 polling centres will be open during the upcoming parliamentary elections or Wolesi Jirga, while approximately 938 polling centres or about 14 per cent of the original total will remain closed.
18 August 2010 - World Humanitarian Day marked on 19 August is an occasion to pay tribute to the men and women in Afghanistan who work to save the lives and protect the health of those affected by emergencies, whether caused by the ongoing conflict or natural disasters.
18 August 2010 - The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has contributed US$ 20,000 worth of ventilators, suction machines and other emergency equipment to the intensive care unit of one the biggest hospitals in Afghanistan.
17 August 2010 - Since the release last week of the Mid-Year Report 2010 on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, UNAMA’s Human Rights Unit has been holding meetings with key stakeholders to discuss implementation of the report's recommendations.
15 August 2010 - “One of the major roles of the provincial councils is to make the local government accountable,” said Independent Directorate for Local Governance (IDLG) representative Omid Sabah at a workshop organized by the Government of Afghanistan and the United Nations.
12 August 2010 – With Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections just over a month away, the top United Nations envoy there warned today that security will be the main challenge and called for extra vigilance to ensure that the polls are safe.