Afghanistan

Afghan citizens returning in “record numbers” says UN special envoy

Hundreds and thousands of Afghan citizens are returning home “with hope” from host countries like Pakistan and Iran, the UN special envoy for the country has said.

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UN Gender Focus: Pakistani activist, Ugandan entrepreneur and midwives in South Sudan

Being a woman, human rights defender in Pakistan is “risky”

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Protecting Afghan civilians means protecting journalists too

Protecting Afghan civilians means protecting journalists too and monitoring their safety, according to the deputy head of the UN Mission in the country (UNAMA).

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Afghan media “self-censor” due to lack of safety

Media workers in Afghanistan “self-censor” their work due to a lack of safety according to a senior Afghan journalist speaking on the UN’s International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.

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Being a woman human rights defender in Pakistan is “risky”

Being a woman and a human rights defender in Pakistan is “risky” a young activist who founded a non-profit called “Aware Girls” with her sister when she was just fifteen.

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Countries urged not to “turn back” on Afghanistan

Afghanistan is being asked to intensify efforts to meet the needs of hundreds of thousands of its citizens who have been displaced due to ongoing insecurity in the country.

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Opium production surges by 43% in Afghanistan

Opium production in Afghanistan has increased by 43% according to a survey released on Monday by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

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UN mission in Afghanistan reports 'worrying' rise in child casualties

Even though overall conflict-related civilian casualty numbers in Afghanistan fell by one per cent in the first nine months of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015, child casualties saw a marked increase of 15 per cent, the United Nations mission in the country said today.

Afghanistan: UN report finds July attack on peaceful protests in Kabul 'may amount to a war crime'

A new report released by the United Nations mission in Afghanistan has concluded that the 23 July attack on a large, peaceful demonstration in the country's capital, Kabul, not only deliberately targeted civilians but also was a serious violation of international humanitarian law, which may amount to a war crime.

Keep Afghanistan on path towards stability, UN chief urges donors

Afghanistan needs to be kept on the path towards stability, accountability and greater self-reliance, the UN Secretary-General has said.

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