NEW YORK - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reaffirmed the commitment of the United Nations to support Afghanistan’s progress towards peace, stability and development, as he congratulated Hamid Karzai on his inauguration as President for a second term.
11 November 2009 - “More political will and less political exceptionalism” is required for the Security Council to be more effective in its critically important work of protecting civilians in situations of armed conflict, according to the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay.
NEW YORK - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed Japan’s intention to increase its assistance for Afghanistan to a total of up to $5 billion over the next five years, and said he hopes other nations will follow suit.
NEW YORK - The United Nations General Assembly on Monday has called for renewed support to the Afghan people's efforts to establish sustainable peace and security and rebuild their country despite ongoing terrorist threats.
3 November 2009 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Afghan President Hamid Karzai – re-elected after his opponent, Abdullah Abdullah, withdrew from the run-off planned for next week – to take all steps necessary to ensure that the people of the South Asian nation can “enjoy genuine freedom,