NEW YORK - The latest quarterly report by UN Secretary-General António Guterres on the situation in Afghanistan and the activities of the United Nations in the country is now available.
KABUL - Calls to protect the rights of women, improve their education opportunities and end all violence against them framed discussions at UN-backed events across Afghanistan during the UN’s global campaign of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.
KABUL - Marking International Human Rights Day, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) joined the global campaign ‘Youth Stand Up for Human Rights’ to highlight the role of young people as constructive agents of change, to amplify their voices and to engage a broad rang
KABUL - Marking International Anti-Corruption Day, the United Nations reiterates its support to Afghanistan’s initiatives to fight corruption, acknowledges steps made to challenge impunity and highlights the pressing need for demonstrable progress in countering the blight.
KABUL - UN envoy Tadamichi Yamamoto led a delegation yesterday to meet with Afghanistan’s security agencies chaired by President Ashraf Ghani concerning last week’s incident in Kabul which resulted in the killing a UN staff member.
GARDEZ/BAMYAN - Peace remains the single most important aspiration for the people of Afghanistan, stressed participants at recent UN-backed events in the south-eastern province of Paktya and in the central highlands province of Bamyan.
KABUL - Hundreds of Afghans gathered at UN-backed events across the country to decry violence against women and girls, and to strategize on practical steps to put an end to harmful traditional practices in Afghanistan.
KABUL - Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls, and the start of 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence, the UN in Afghanistan calls on the Government and the Afghan people to further efforts to end sexual and gender-based
It is with profound sadness that the UN family in Afghanistan confirms the killing tonight of a colleague, as well as injuries to two others, when a UN-marked vehicle was attacked in Kabul.
Our deepest condolences are with our colleague’s family, who have been informed.
The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attack on a United Nations vehicle in Kabul today, which killed a United Nations colleague and injured two others. He expresses his deepest condolences to the family of the victim and wishes a swift recovery to the injured.
MAZAR-E- SHARIF – Investing in women’s education will help improve livelihoods, gender inequality and reduce poverty for all Afghans – that was the message from participants at a UN-backed event to mark international literacy day say in the northern city of Mazar.
KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) provides the following information in relation to the recent publication in the media of official correspondence between UNAMA’s head and the Chair of the Independent Election Commission (IEC), as well as subsequent stateme