KABUL - The United Nations in Afghanistan celebrates International Women’s Day today, which in 2017 is being marked globally under the theme of “Women in the Changing World of Work.” With this day, the UN is making a universal call for women’s participation in all professions and
BAGHLAN - The advocacy role of young Afghans in working with government to fight corruption and promote women’s equality in the workplace was the focus of an open debate and televised roundtable discussion in north-eastern Baghlan province this week.
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.
NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attacks that occurred on 1 March 2017 in two areas of Kabul, Afghanistan, which resulted in at least 15 people dead and dozens injured, for which the Taliban has cla
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
KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns yesterday’s killing of 12 civilians, including eight children returning home from school for the weekend, caused when the vehicle in which they were travelling detonated a pressure-plate improvised explosive device