UN supports creation of first ‘closed’ juvenile rehabilitation centre in Afghanistan

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has created a new “closed” juvenile rehabilitation centre in Afghanistan – the first of its kind in the war-torn nation – to provide young offenders with the training and counselling they need to make better lives for themselves once they complete their sentences.

Secretary-General deplores deadly suicide attack in Afghanistan

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today denounced the suicide attack that killed more than 40 civilians and injured scores of others in the northern Afghan town of Baghlan – one of the deadliest the war-torn nation has witnessed in recent years.

UN anti-drugs conference opens in Kabul

Stopping the flow of deadly drugs out of Afghanistan, where opium production has soared to record levels this year, is the focus of a two-day summit that kicked off today in Kabul, organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Afghanistan: top UN envoy speaks out against deadly army bus attack in Kabul

The top United Nations envoy in Afghanistan expressed his outrage over the terrible loss of life from morning's army bus attack in capital Kabul, which is among deadliest the city has seen.

Afghanistan: UN agencies help in nationwide polio vaccination campaign

United Nations agencies are helping Afghanistan’s Health Ministry carry out a new nationwide polio vaccination this week, which aims eventually to protect over 7 million children under the age of five from the highly infectious, often paralyzing and sometimes fatal disease.

Film star Jude Law kicks off UN peace day countdown in Afghanistan

International film star Jude Law today helped kick off a campaign to bring about a day without conflict in war-torn Afghanistan as part of efforts to mark the United Nations International Day of Peace, celebrated each year on 21 September.

UN’s Afghanistan mission opens new office in central province of Ghor

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has opened a new office in the central province of Ghor, where staff will help local communities with development, humanitarian efforts, human rights, good governance and the rule of law.

Afghanistan: UN mourns death of murdered staff member, vows investigation

The senior United Nations envoy to Afghanistan today mourned the death of a murdered staff member, vowing to find the perpetrators and bring them to justice.