Afghanistan

Situation in Afghanistan “cannot continue indefinitely”

The war in Afghanistan, which is preventing political and economic progress in the country, “cannot continue indefinitely.”

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Security worse, but humanitarian access improves in Afghanistan

The security situation in Afghanistan has worsened over the last year, although humanitarian access has improved in the country.

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Afghanistan: Security Council condemns Taliban attack near Spanish embassy in Kabul

Following the attack yesterday in the vicinity of the Embassy of Spain in Kabul, Afghanistan, which resulted in casualties from both Afghan Police and Spanish National Police, the United Nations Security Council condemned “in the strongest terms” the terrorist attack for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility.

New UN report cites civilian harm, human rights concerns in Kunduz during temporary Taliban occupation

A special report was released today by the United Nations mission in Afghanistan and the UN rights office, which documented civilian harm and human rights concerns in Kunduz, Afghanistan from 28 September to 13 October 2015 – the period covering the Taliban's attack and temporary occupation of Kunduz city, including the counter-offensive by pro-Government forces up to the point they regained control of the city.

Afghanistan: UN mission condemns Taliban attack at Kandahar Airport

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemned the Taliban initiated attack at Kandahar airport on 8 December, which reportedly killed 39 civilians, including four children and injured at least 23 civilians.

Afghanistan: UN mission condemns alleged shelling by national army which killed 9 civilians

The United Nations mission in Afghanistan today condemned the recent killings of nine civilians when an explosive ordinance was fired into the village of Shahi Khil in Wardak on 4 December, allegedly by Afghan forces.

Afghan women want peace “but not at any cost”

Women in Afghanistan want peace “but not at any cost” according to a UN human rights and gender expert in the country.

The central Asian nation continues to recover from decades of instability.

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UN Gender Focus: LGBTI equality, HIV prevention in Zimbabwe and women in Afghanistan

Brazilian celebrity same-sex wedding video premiered at UN

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UN Gender Focus: sexual violence against women and bringing hope to Afghan women

Culture of “denial and silence” around sexual violence must be broken

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Quake "shows why countries must prepare for worst"

Time “is running out” to help people trapped in the rubble nearly 48 hours after a massive earthquake struck the mountainous border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan, UN experts said Tuesday.

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