KANDAHAR - To eliminate corruption from Afghanistan, every individual in every community across the country must play an active role, said panellists in a televised UN-backed debate held in Kandahar this week.
KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is encouraged by progress on peace in Afghanistan, as most recently signalled by the agreement between the Government of Afghanistan and Hezb-i-Islami Gulbuddin, and the peaceful return of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar to Afghanistan
KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) urges all parties to the conflict to take immediate and concrete measures to better protect civilians from harm, as the latest data for 2017 released today by UNAMA shows continued high numbers of civilian casualties.
FAIZABAD - Addressing residents of Badakhshan in a televised roundtable debate, religious scholars emphasized the critical importance of institutionalizing the principles of peace at all levels of society, from the social to the political.
KABUL - The following is a transcript of a press conference on 25 April 2017 about the release of UNAMA's report 'Afghanistan’s Fight Against Corruption: The Other Battlefield.’
PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT
KUNDUZ - The United Nations will do its utmost to support peace efforts in Kunduz and across Afghanistan, said the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan in meetings with government officials, civil society and media professionals today in the restive north
GENEVA/KABUL - Conflict-related detainees in Afghanistan continue to face torture and ill-treatment in government detention facilities, a UN report released today has found. The report also says that the Afghan Government has committed to fully eliminating the practice.
KANDAHAR - The central message from those gathered at a UN-backed event in a district 30 kilometres south of Kandahar city was that good relations between local government officials and the communities they serve are crucial for development initiatives and peace prospects.
KUNDUZ - For effective economic growth in Afghanistan’s north-east region, stronger bonds must be forged between government offices and the private sector, said panellists in two UN-backed radio debates held in Kunduz and Takhar last week.
GENEVA - The UN Committee against Torture is meeting in Geneva from 18 April to 12 May to review the following countries in sessions that will be webcast live: Pakistan (18-19 April); Lebanon (20-21 April); Bahrain (21 and 24 April); Afghanistan (25-26 April); Argentina (26-27 Ap