KABUL - The attack against a group of religious leaders peacefully gathered in Kabul to issue a joint declaration that would contribute to a safer and more secure Afghanistan is totally unacceptable. I am outraged by this attack and condemn it.
NEW YORK - The Secretary-General condemns the suicide attack in Kabul today that targeted religious scholars, who had gathered from across the country to promote peace in Afghanistan. A number of civilian causalities are reported.
MAIDAN SHAR - Improved access to justice is essential to socio-political stability and economic development, said participants at a recent UN-backed symposium set up to discuss implementing Afghanistan’s new penal code in the central province of Maidan Wardak.
HERAT - The top United Nations official in Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto, visited the country’s western province of Herat this week to meet first-hand with government officials and other community leaders to discuss several key issues, including elections and peace.
KABUL - As Afghanistan moves forward with efforts to hold key parliamentary and district elections on 20 October 2018, the Afghan public has taken an intense interest in the high stakes of the democratic process, which also will include a presidential vote in 2019.
KABUL - At an event hosted by top UN officials, prominent women’s rights activists and civil society leaders spoke out against Afghanistan’s traditional mediation practices, stressing that serious crimes against women and girls continue to go unpunished in the country’s justice s
KABUL - A law on the elimination of violence against women has been in place in Afghanistan since 2009, but Afghan women’s access to justice remains severely inadequate, finds a new report released today by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).
TALOQAN - Government officials at a UN-backed symposium in Takhar’s capital city gathered with activists, professors and other community leaders to discuss recent efforts in the north-eastern province to improve protections for women’s rights.
KABUL - The United Nations in Afghanistan welcomes the release in Kabul of a colleague and her child held hostage since January, while expressing outrage at their abduction and the earlier murder of another colleague who was also seized during the same incident.
KANDAHAR - The active participation of young Afghans in democratic processes is essential for creating a more stable, inclusive and peaceful country, said panellists during a UN-backed radio programme focused on elections in the southern province of Kandahar.
NEW YORK - The Secretary-General condemns yesterday’s attack in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Attacks targeting civilians are grave violations of human rights and international humanitarian law and can never be justified.