KABUL - Tirelessly, the sound of hammers keep echoing in the valley in Samangan province, northern Afghanistan.
It is a rainy day, as the climate suddenly changed in the middle of November.
Soon winter will be here.
5 November 2009 - Effective immediately, the United Nations is taking additional steps to reduce risks to its national and international staff serving in Afghanistan.
This is in light of the 28 October attack against UN staff in Kabul as well as further ongoing threats.
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.