HERAT - At a UN-backed event in the western province of Herat, community leaders discussed improving ways to protect children from the impact of the armed conflict in Afghanistan.
SHUHADA - Community leaders singled out education as being the key to protecting and advancing the rights of women, particularly those living in rural areas, during a UN-backed event in Shuhada, a district in the northeastern province of Badakhshan.
JALALABAD - As voters, candidates and electoral officials, women’s participation in the upcoming elections is a crucial component for strengthening Afghanistan’s democracy, said panelists in a UN-backed radio programme in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province.
KUNDUZ - The human rights of any person who is accused of a crime or detained must be upheld, said government officials and community leaders at a UN-backed symposium in Taloqan, the provincial capital of the northeastern province of Takhar.
KABUL - The latest annual report on Afghanistan from the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights describes the human rights situation in Afghanistan from 1 January to 30 November 2017, and provides an overview of the human rights work and technical assistance conducted
TASHKENT - The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto, today made a statement to participatnts at the Tashkent Conference on Afghanistan, focusing on peace, security cooperation and regional connectivity.
NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 21 March, on Nowruz, which resulted in at least 33 people killed and 65 injured, for which the Islamic State in Iraq
NEW YORK - The Secretary-General condemns today’s attack in Kabul during the Nowruz celebrations near a religious shrine. Nowruz is a time of renewal and celebration, and should be a time for promoting the values of peace and solidarity.
KABUL - On behalf of the United Nations in Afghanistan, I condemn today’s attack in Kabul.
As UNAMA continues to verify civilian casualties from the incident, initial reports indicate that at least 25 civilians were killed and many others injured.