KABUL - The United Nations in Afghanistan welcomes the release in Kabul of a colleague and her child held hostage since January, while expressing outrage at their abduction and the earlier murder of another colleague who was also seized during the same incident.
KANDAHAR - The active participation of young Afghans in democratic processes is essential for creating a more stable, inclusive and peaceful country, said panellists during a UN-backed radio programme focused on elections in the southern province of Kandahar.
NEW YORK - The Secretary-General condemns yesterday’s attack in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Attacks targeting civilians are grave violations of human rights and international humanitarian law and can never be justified.
HERAT - Government officials at a UN-backed symposium in Herat’s Guzara district gathered with activists, religious scholars and other community leaders to discuss recent efforts in the western province to improve protections for women’s rights.
KABUL - As the Islamic month of Ramadan begins, I would like to extend, on behalf of the United Nations in Afghanistan, warmest wishes to all Afghans in the country and abroad.
KABUL - The following is a transcript of a press conference on 15 May 2018 about the release of UNAMA's report 'Afghanistan’s Fight Against Corruption: From Strategies to Implementation.’
PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT
KABUL - Adopting a new anti-corruption strategy and implementing several initiatives in a broad anti-corruption agenda demonstrate Afghanistan’s commitment to countering corruption, finds a new United Nations report released today.
JALALABAD - While media should continue to play a crucial role in democracy and freedom of expression, Afghan journalists must be protected, participants said in televised discussions following earlier observances of World Press Freedom Day in Nangarhar and Kunar.
KABUL - A new report released today by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) details a disturbing pattern of attacks at election-related facilities following the commencement of voter registration for the October 2018 polls.
KANDAHAR - The top United Nations official in Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto, visited the country’s southern province of Kandahar this week to meet first-hand with government officials, activists and other community leaders to discuss several key issues, including elections and
NILI - The active participation of everyone in political decision-making is essential for the country’s stability and development, observed panellists in a UN-backed symposium in the central highlands province of Daikundi.