UN officials meet with Tirin Kot leaders on local peace, development
TIRIN KOT - To discuss the Uruzgan’s latest economic development plans, preparations for the upcoming elections and human rights, UNAMA’s Kandahar regional office organized a series of meetings with civil society members, women’s rights groups, government officials and other community leaders in the provincial capital of Tirin Kot.
In the meeting with Governor Asadullah Khan Saed, along with other administration officials and community leaders, participants discussed a range of topics, including humanitarian needs, local peace initiatives and development of essential services. Those in attendance stressed the importance of peace efforts, moving forward.
In each of the meetings, the head of UNAMA’s Kandahar regional office, Reuben Culpin, underlined the UN’s support to the province. “The United Nations stands with the people of Uruzgan in their quest for peace and stability,” said Culpin, who was joined by representatives from several UN agencies, including OCHA, WHO, UNICEF, UNHCR and WFP.
In the other meetings UN officials organized with civil society organizations, women’s advocacy groups and community leaders, participants focused on issues around the upcoming elections, including insuring voter access to electoral centres and the full, safe and secure participation of women in the polls.
More than 20 different UN entities are present in Afghanistan, working to support the Afghan government’s priorities through a broad spectrum of development and humanitarian activities, including through support for development planning, resource mobilization, and coordination of international donors and organizations.