UN envoy calls on donors to fund disarmament effort in Afghanistan

Lakhdar Brahimi, the senior United Nations envoy to Afghanistan, has urged donors meeting in Tokyo to support the country's efforts to help ex-soldiers lay down their arms.

With India's support, UN to distribute nutrient-rich biscuits to Afghan children

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced plans to distribute nearly 10,000 tons of high-energy biscuits donated by India to the school children of Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: UNICEF kicks off campaign to wipe out neonatal tetanus

The United Nations today kicked off a drive in Afghanistan aimed at eliminating neonatal tetanus, which kills an estimated 11,000 newborns in the country each year.