NEW YORK - The head of the UN Mission in Afghanistan is calling for a transition strategy for the country that addresses both military and civilian objectives.
KABUL - As temperatures drop around the country, United Nations agencies, their partners, and the Afghan Government, are working together to provide relief supplies to help some 200,000 vulnerable people cope with the harsh winter country-wide, including eastern provinces.
4 January 2010 - There is currently no indication of an early improvement in the security situation in Afghanistan, which deteriorated last year – dramatically so in Kabul, the capital – and a better coordinated international effort is crucial to reversing overall negative trends, according to th
KABUL - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met UN staff in Kabul at the beginning of November to express his sympathy and solidarity, following the deadly attack on a guest house in Kabul that killed five UN staff members and injured nine others.
KABUL - As the United Nations investigates a joint raid by Afghan and international forces in which 10 people – mostly students – were killed, the world body’s top envoy to Afghanistan today appealed to all groups, both government and insurgent, to step up efforts to distinguish
31 December 2009 – With the number of chronically hungry people topping one billion for the first time in history, a coordinated effort to feed the world is crucial for the coming year, the head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today.