Afghanistan: Security Council moves to enforce sanctions against Taliban

The Security Council today moved to establish a United Nations mechanism designed to enforce the international arms embargo against the Taliban, keep track of terrorist training camps in Afghanistan, and fight the drug trade which is fuelling the country's conflict.

Concerned at humanitarian plight in Afghanistan, Security Council calls for more aid

Members of the United Nations Security Council today urged the international community to provide assistance to Afghanistan, a country ravaged by the twin scourges of war and drought.

Effect of UN sanctions on Afghans limited, as strife, rights abuses take toll: report

United Nations sanctions against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan are taking their toll against the civilian population, but their effects are limited in comparison to the ongoing conflict and other factors, according to a report released today at UN Headquarters in New York.

Ban on poppy farming in Afghanistan leads to drop in opium production: UN

Opium production has dropped significantly around the globe, thanks largely to the ban on opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan, the world's leading producer, according to a new report released today by the Vienna-based United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention (ODCCP).

UN reports success of 'Adopt-A-Minefield' campaign in Afghanistan

A privately funded effort to remove landmines called "Adopt-a-Minefield" has achieved its best results in Afghanistan, the United Nations announced today.