Afghanistan

Delegates in Afghanistan consider draft version of national constitution – UN

In another step towards democracy, delegates to Afghanistan’s representative assembly today received a revised draft of the constitution, according to the United Nations Assistance Mission in the country (UNAMA).

Afghanistan: UN workers escape injury in Kabul bomb blast

An explosion struck a building housing six United Nations workers in the Afghan capital of Kabul early yesterday, but the UN Assistance Mission to the country (UNAMA) reported that no one was injured.

World Bank lends Afghanistan $166 million for reconstruction

Afghanistan will receive $166 million in interest-free credits from the World Bank to reconstruct post-war communities, strengthen local governance, provide water to farms and aid the Government in increasing the efficiency of its customs and transit regime.

UN agency distributes seed and fertilizers to 60,000 Afghan families

In an effort to boost food production in Afghanistan, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today it had distributed high quality seeds and fertilizers to some 60,000 Afghan farm families ahead of the new planting season.

UN envoy says more Afghan women should register to vote

The senior United Nations envoy to Afghanistan has called for greater female participation in the country's electoral process after early results from voter registration show that six men are signing up for every woman.

Woman elected to bureau of Afghanistan's Loya Jirga tribal council - UN

One woman was named a Vice-Chair of Afghanistan's Constitutional Loya Jirga tribal council, which on its second day of work finished electing its bureau, the United Nations mission in the country reported today.

UN official mourns six children killed in Afghanistan

The senior United Nations official concerned with children’s welfare during war expressed deep concern today about a second killing of children over the weekend by US-led Coalition forces in Afghanistan and urged the Coalition to “take measures to ensure fuller protection of children and prevent the occurrence of this kind of tragedies in the future.”

UN receives food donation from India for one million Afghan children

More than one million schoolchildren in Afghanistan will receive a nutritious snack in school thanks to a new donation of 61,000 metric tons of wheat from India to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), agency officials said today.

Annan stresses need to protect civilians in Afghanistan

Secretary-General Kofi Annan was "profoundly saddened" by reports that nine children were killed in Ghazni, Afghanistan, apparently as a result of an air strike carried out by coalition forces targeting a Taliban leader.