KABUL - The United Nations, international embassies, donors and Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission met in Kabul today to ascertain support needs for the country’s 2009 presidential and provincial council elections.
13 January 2009 - UN Special Representative Kai Eide on Tuesday praised the Government of Canada for a new 14 million Canadian dollar (US$ 11.5 million) contribution towards Afghanistan’s humanitarian needs this winter, on top of its existing programmes for national and local development.
2 January 2009 - Many Afghani refugees returning to their homeland in recent years, mostly from Pakistan, are struggling to make a living and to cope with their new surroundings, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
KABUL - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Afghanistan, Kai Eide, has urged a gathering of Afghan cabinet ministers and governors to continue efforts against poppy cultivation and praised provinces which are poppy-free.
24 March 2009 - The United Nations envoy for Afghanistan is in Washington D.C. this week ahead of a key international meeting later this month which will assess the current political, security and development issues in the South Asian nation.
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.