Press Releases

  • 15 Jun 2009 - 15 June 2009 - “I appeal to candidates to campaign with dignity and fairness. It is the shared responsibility of all candidates to ensure that these elections strengthen Afghanistan’s democratic institutions and people’s confidence in the democratic process.”   The top UN envoy...
  • 15 Jun 2009 - 14 June 2009 - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG), Kai Eide, has met with Presidential candidates Dr. Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in separate meetings to discuss the election process.   The SRSG presented to them a set of “Essential...
  • 10 Jun 2009 - KABUL - The United Nations and the Peace Dividend Trust today urged the international community to buy locally-produced products to boost Afghanistan’s growing private sector economy, at a conference to promote local Afghan suppliers....
  • 02 Jun 2009 - KABUL - The new Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Afghanistan, Peter Galbraith arrived in the country today with a pledge to listen closely to the concerns of ordinary Afghans....
  • 02 Jun 2009 - KABUL - I welcome today’s statement by the Independent Election Commission reaffirming 20 August as the date of Afghanistan’s 2009 presidential and provincial council elections. This date will provide the time needed for the IEC with the support of the international...
  • 02 Jun 2009 - KABUL - I welcome today’s statement by the Independent Election Commission reaffirming 20 August as the date of Afghanistan’s 2009 presidential and provincial council elections. This date will provide the time needed for the IEC with the support of the international...
  • 25 May 2009 - 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...
  • 25 May 2009 - 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...
  • 24 May 2009 - 24 May 2009 - As the period for filing challenges against candidates closed on 23 May, the Election Complaints Commission today announced that it received a total of 268 challenges between 16 and 23 May....
  • 24 May 2009 - 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 - 24 May 2009 - The following challenges were received on time by the Electoral Complaints Commission. English -...
  • 24 May 2009 - KABUL - I welcome today’s statement by the Independent Election Commission reaffirming 20 August as the date of Afghanistan’s 2009 presidential and provincial council elections. This date will provide the time needed for the IEC with the support of the international...
  • 10 May 2009 - 9 May 2009 - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) continued its drive to expand its presence across Afghanistan with a new office opening today in the northern province of Sar-i-Pul. Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Special Representative of the...
  • 07 May 2009 - KABUL - The United Nations Envoy for Afghanistan, Kai Eide, today opened the 19th UN office in Tirin Kot, the provincial capital of Uruzgan. The office was opened in the presence of the Foreign Minister of the Netherlands, Maxime Verhagen, the Governor of Uruzgan,...

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