UNICEF targets over 1 million Afghan children for polio immunization

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today wrapped up a three-day drive to immunize over a million youngsters in Afghanistan against the crippling polio virus.

Despite insecurity, Afghanistan peace process 'on track,' Brahimi tells Security Council

The top United Nations envoy to Afghanistan told the Security Council today that despite persistent security concerns, the country was nevertheless making progress in its recovery from more than two decades of war and natural disaster.

Afghanistan: UN envoy to visit country to assess conflict's impact on children

The United Nations envoy for war-affected children is slated to visit Afghanistan next week to assess first-hand the impact of the years of war on the country's youngsters.

UN urges continued international support for Afghanistan’s recovery

Recent signs of positive change in Afghanistan could be placed at risk unless the international community continues to contribute to the country’s ongoing recovery, the United Nations has warned.

Afghan official's killing shows world must stay engaged to keep peace - Annan

Condemning "in the strongest possible terms" the assassination of Afghanistan's Vice-President and Minister of Public Works, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today said the killing demonstrated the need for resolute national and international efforts to prevent renewed conflict and consolidate peace.

UN sends medical supplies to help Afghanistan bombing victims

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has arranged a convoy and sent medical supplies to help the victims of yesterday’s bombing in Uruzgan province, a spokesman for the Mission said today in Kabul.