GENEVA / AFGHANISTAN CONFERENCE ARRIVALS

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A two-day high-level international Conference on Afghanistan, with top Afghan leaders and international diplomats began Tuesday at the United Nations in Geneva. UNTV CH

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SOURCE: UNTV CH
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DATELINE: 27 NOVEMBER 2018 GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

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1. Exterior shot, Palais des Nations
2. Various shots, arrival Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan
3. Various shots, arrival Rula Ghani, First Lady of Afghanistan
4. Med shot, arrival Dr. Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi, Minister of Finance, Afghanistan
5. Various shots, arrivals
6. Arrival, Sirodjiddin MUHRIDDIN, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Tajikistan
7. Various shots, arrivals
8. Arrival, Hamdullah MOHIB, National Security Advisor, Afghanistan
9. Various shots, cars arriving
10. Arrival, Mustafa Mastoor – Minister of Economy, Afghanistan greeted by Toby Lanzer, Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)
11. Med shot, Minister of Economy Afghanistan walking up stairs
12. Wide shot, conference room
13. Pan, arrival of first lady at podium
14. Wide shot, conference room
15. Wide shot, conference room
16. Close up, First lady of Afghanistan
17. Wide shot, podium conference room

STORYLINE:

A two-day high-level international Conference on Afghanistan, with top Afghan leaders and international diplomats began today (27 Nov) at the United Nations in Geneva.
The conference’s objective is to show the international community’s solidarity with the Afghan people and their government in their efforts for peace and prosperity -- and for the Afghan government to renew its commitment to development and reform.

The programme today included discussions on professional training for Afghan women, the role of the private sector, and people on the move. The severe drought affecting Afghanistan, and its effect on security and livelihoods also informed the proceedings.

Tomorrow high-level representatives from some 60 countries will attend the Conference, which will be opened by Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of the Swiss Confederation, Ignazio Cassis, and Salahuddin Rabbani, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan. Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani will deliver the keynote address.

The Geneva meeting will provide an opportunity to measure what has been achieved in Afghanistan so far, after the international community comitted 5,2 billion USD to the country as part of a four-year plan in 2016.
Despite a grave humanitarian crisis and persistent violence, the UN’s humanitarian chief in Afghanistan, Toby Lanzer, described last week the hopes for peace in Afghanistan better than they have been in many years.
Afghanistan has suffered from chronic instability and conflict during is modern history that its economy and infrastructure are in ruin, and many of its people are refugees.

The Taliban, who imposed strict Islamic rule following a devastating civil war, were ousted by a US-led invasion in 2001 but have recently been making a comeback.

The internationally-recognized government set up following the adoption of a new constitution in 2004 has struggled to extend its authority beyond the capital and to forge national unity.
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