The senior United Nations official in Afghanistan today voiced shock and outrage at a spate of suicide attacks against the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), pledging that efforts to restore peace to the war-ravaged country will continue.
President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan today signed the country's new Constitution, triggering its formal adoption in the presence of the United Nations Acting Special Representative for Afghanistan, Jean Arnault.
As people across Afghanistan register to vote, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on the UN Commission on the Status of Women to issue recommendations aimed at helping the country's women to participate fully in politics.
More than half a million Afghans have now registered to vote in this year's national parliamentary and presidential elections, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) announced today.
The successful conclusion of Afghanistan's recent constitutional Loya Jirga promises great hope, but the country faces many onerous challenges if it is to capitalize on that accomplishment, the outgoing senior United Nations envoy to Afghanistan told the Security Council today.
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the UN mission to Afghanistan have set a target of demobilizing 5,000 child soldiers this year as part of their joint campaign to reintegrate war-affected youngsters in the country.
Hailing the recent adoption of a Constitution for Afghanistan, the head of a United Nations women's rights committee today said the charter marks the beginning of a new era of gender equality in the country.
Reacting to the latest spate of deadly violence in Afghanistan, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan condemned today's bomb attacks, which killed 14 people, mostly children, in the southern city of Kandahar.