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UNHCR / REFUGEES IDP REPORT

  The UN refugee agency today (7 January)  reported that war in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere had uprooted an “unprecedented” total of about  5.5 million people during the first six months of 2014. UNIFEED

7 Jan 2015 | Read More »

UN/ AFGHANISTAN

Leaders of the UN's mission in Afghanistan said today that although the  Taliban insurgents, reacting to UN efforts, have publicly  claimed to have changed their methods  and have promised to protect civilians, they still cause the majority of  civilian casualties in that country. UNAMA

19 Dec 2014 | Read More »

AFGHANISTAN / HUMAN RIGHTS

In a training workshop held as part of the observance of the second annual Human Rights week in Afghanistan, the international and national experts shared information and expertise on advocacy and mechanisms for promoting and protecting human rights in Afghanistan. UNAMA

9 Dec 2014 | Read More »

AFGHANISTAN / JAN KUBIS

The outgoing United Nations (UN) Envoy for Afghanistan Ján Kubiš commended the Afghan people and its authorities for successfully completing the peaceful and democratic transfer of power this year, as well as for their vision for the future of the country. UNAMA

14 Nov 2014 | Read More »

AFGHANISTAN / OPIUM SURVEY

A new United Nations-backed study said Afghanistan registered record levels of opium poppy cultivation this year, with the illicit crop being cultivated in an estimated 224,000 hectares of land. The "Afghanistan Opium Survey 2014" indicated a seven percent increase in the total land area used by poppy growers, as compared to last year. UNAMA

13 Nov 2014 | Read More »

AFGHANISTAN / VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, Rashida Manjoo said at the end of her visit in Afghanistan "violence against women and girls is a widespread and systemic problem that has an impact throughout the life cycle of women and girls, whether it occurs in the public or private spheres." UNAMA

13 Nov 2014 | Read More »

AFGHANISTAN / HAYSOM

In the wake of first-ever peaceful power transfer in Afghanistan's history, a senior United Nations official today reaffirmed the world body's commitment to helping Afghanistan on its path to peace and stability. UNAMA

3 Oct 2014 | Read More »

AFGHANISTAN / ASHRAF GHANI

The United Nations (UN) congratulated Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on his inauguration as the new president of Afghanistan and reaffirmed its commitment to cooperate with the national unity government.  UNAMA

29 Sep 2014 | Read More »

AFGHANISTAN / NATIONAL UNITY AGREEMENT

The Secretary-General's Special Representative for Afghanistan, Ján Kubiš, formally witnessed the agreement signed by the two Afghan presidential candidates, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, to establish a government of national unity. UNAMA

22 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / AFGHANISTAN

UN  special representative for Afghanistan Jan  Kubiš told Security Council members via videoconference that the current political deadlock is deepening a crisis which has already taken a heavy political, security and economic toll  and that  a "legitimate, broadly accepted political transition is necessary in providing a robust mandate in tackling the country's many challenges including a burgeoning [...]

18 Sep 2014 | Read More »

 

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