Georgette Gagnon: Raising the bar on respect for human rights in Afghanistan

Georgette Gagnon's resume reads like a who's who of the globe's most prominent danger zones. With past experience in hot-spots in Africa, as well as in Bosnia and Syria, the Canadian-born Director of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan's (UNAMA) Human Rights Unit is now leading the effort to raise the bar on respect for human rights in the South Asian country.

Perpetrators of attack in Afghanistan must be brought to justice – Security Council

The Security Council today underlined the need to bring the perpetrators of the attack on a compound of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to justice, and expressed serious concern over the threat that terrorist groups pose to the country.