Afghanistan

Afghanistan: UN urges protection of civilians as casualties remain high in first quarter

The United Nations mission in Afghanistan today urged all parties to the conflict to take immediate and concrete measures to better protect civilians from harm, as the latest data for 2017 shows continued high numbers of civilian casualties.

Afghanistan makes progress in fighting corruption, yet enormous challenges remain – new UN report

While enormous challenges remain, Afghanistan authorities have made headway in their fight against corruption, according to a United Nations report released today, which also finds that the country is making progress in other areas, such as restoring institutional control over the delivery of public services.

Conflict-related detainees in Afghanistan tortured, ill-treated in government facilities – UN

A record number of people detained by Afghan police say that have been tortured or ill-treated in the past year, according to a new United Nations report, which notes however that the Afghan Government has committed to eliminating torture and ill-treatment in national detention facilities.