25 May 2009 - The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) extended this week a partnership agreement with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), an international non-governmental organization, to expand efforts to help strengthen protection for returnees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Afghanistan.
25 May 2009 - Capacity development and community participation are being placed at the centre of the Afghan government’s National Rural Access Programme (NRAP), a programme that continues to enhance year-round access to basic services and facilities for target communities in rural Afghanistan.
24 May 2009 - It has come to the ECC’s attention that a number of Preliminary Candidates have begun to post campaign posters and engage in other campaign activities in advance of the Campaign Period established by the IEC.
24 May 2009 - A UN programme is reaching out to isolated areas of Afghanistan to encourage young people to study and then to seek employment.
The UN-HABITAT Youth Empowerment Project encourages students through a variety of courses such as English and computer classes.
KABUL - The Security Council today extended the United Nations presence in Afghanistan for another year, while recognizing the key role played by the world body in coordinating international efforts in the country and in supporting upcoming elections.