Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s political and security transitions on track, says UN Envoy

Progress regarding Afghanistan’s ambitious security, political and economic transitions continues and efforts are on track, according to the UN Special Representative for the country, Ján Kubiš.

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Afghanistan: UN mission condemns attack on mosque that killed government official

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) today strongly condemned an attack on a mosque, which killed the governor of the Logar Province, Arsala Jamal.

Security incidents are frequent in Afghanistan: UN Security Chief

You cannot help but admire the commitment, dedication, bravery and professionalism of national and international staff members of the United Nations in Afghanistan, says the acting head of the Department of Safety and Security of the United Nations.

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UN to remain “at the side of the Afghan people” after 2014: Deputy Secretary-General

UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson in an interview with UNAMA during his visit to Afghanistan.

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Afghanistan’s complex processes are on track says the UN Special Representative for Afghanistan

Zahir Tanin, Permanent Representative of Afghanistan, and Ján Kubiš, head of UNAMA, following the Security Council meeting on the situation in Afghanistan.

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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.

UNESCO Executive Director encourages girls in Afghanistan

UNESCO Director-General meets with President Hamid Karzai in Kabul on 18 May 2013.

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UN aid chief in Afghanistan hopes country does not become “a neglected humanitarian situation”

Ongoing insecurity, widespread displacement, poor access, remote communities and high exposure to natural disasters: these are just some of the obstacles to providing humanitarian aid in Afghanistan.

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