Search for peace in Afghanistan must be led by the country's people – Ban

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that the search for peace through a political process in Afghanistan must be led by the people of that country themselves, and pledged United Nations' continued support for the efforts to restore security.

UN-backed polio immunization campaign under way in Afghanistan

A United Nations-supported national campaign to immunize an estimated 7.8 million children in Afghanistan against polio kicked off today in an effort to eradicate the contagious viral disease which causes paralysis.