Afghanistan

Security Council mission to Afghanistan declares tour a success

The United Nations Security Council mission to Afghanistan today ended what it described as a “very successful visit,” but warned that security remains the key problem facing the country.

Security Council mission urges factional leaders to support Afghan government

The Security Council delegation visiting Afghanistan urged factional leaders today to give their full support to reforms made by the country’s central government.

Security Council mission to Afghanistan holds lengthy talks in capital

The Security Council delegation touring Afghanistan spent almost nine hours holding meetings with officials in the capital Kabul today, on the third day of its mission to the country.

Security Council delegation meets with leaders in western Afghanistan

The Security Council mission to Afghanistan today completed a daylong visit to the western city of Herat, meeting with senior leaders and civil society for talks on a number of key issues, including peace and security and human rights.

Security Council mission arrives in Afghanistan to back central Government

A delegation of the United Nations Security Council touched down at Kabul International Airport today bringing a message of support for the country's central Government.

Security Council mission heading to Afghanistan to check progress on rebuilding

A United Nations Security Council mission is heading to Afghanistan to show support for the reconstruction process there and to check on its progress, according to the delegation's chairman, Ambassador Gunter Pleuger of Germany.

Demobilization in northern Afghanistan about half way finished, UN says

About half the 1,000 ex-soldiers voluntarily disarmed in the northern Afghanistan province of Kunduz have completed the multi-step demobilization programme there, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said today.

Green concerns to be integrated by UN into Afghan development plan

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today announced a €4.27 million (euro) scheme to support the rehabilitation of Afghanistan’s environment and integrate green concerns into the country’s development.

UN refugee agency says more than 2.5 million Afghans have returned home

The United Nations refugee agency announced today that more than 2.5 million Afghans have returned to their homeland since a repatriation programme began in March last year.

UN agency’s Afghan housing programme intensifies in advance of winter

A scheme to rebuild homes for thousands of returning refugees in Afghanistan has been stepped up in a bid to beat the country’s usually bitter winter, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) said today.