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NEWSMAKER: top UN official in Afghanistan stresses need for reconciliation

Political reconciliation efforts in Afghanistan must accelerate after this month’s presidential elections, the top United Nations envoy to the country has stressed, warning that regardless of the result of the poll, military operations will not bring durable peace.

Afghanistan: Top UN envoy urges election calm, praises anti-fraud measures

The top United Nations official in Afghanistan today condemned violent attacks on presidential hopefuls ahead of this month's national and provincial elections, urging all parties to concentrate on the political debate.

Senior Iraqi judges complete UN-backed study programme in Singapore

High-ranking members of Iraq's judicial system today wrapped up a United Nations-organized visit to Singapore aimed at studying the country's use of technology for the administration of justice.

Ban saddened by death of Corazon Aquino, former Filipino President

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced his deep sadness today over the news of the passing of former Filipino President, Corazon Aquino, the first woman to lead her country.