KABUL - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Afghanistan, Kai Eide, began the year urging strong support for agriculture and big infrastructure in Afghanistan.
22 December 2009 - It has been eight years since the inauguration of the Afghan Interim Authority (AIA) created by a group of Afghan leaders who – under the auspices of the United Nations – drew up plans in Bonn, Germany on how Afghanistan should be governed.
21 December 2009 - The United Nations has warned that despite the enormous efforts underway to deliver food and aid this winter, the adverse security situation continues to complicate efforts to reach Afghanistan's most vulnerable people.
KABUL - The potential export value of Afghanistan’s opium has dropped 18 per cent this year, the United Nations anti-drug body reported today, but it cautioned that further progress hinges on rooting out corruption in the South Asian nation.
KABUL - A new vaccine against polio will be used for the first time, today, in Afghanistan, as a campaign to immunize some 3 million children gets underway. The bivalent oral vaccine, known as bOPV, can protect children against the two remaining types of polio.