Afghanistan

UN Gender Focus: 2017 Year in Review

“Many girls” want to “raise their voice”: Afghan radio journalist

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News in Brief 28 December 2017

Terrorist attack in Kabul another ‘despicable crime’ in a year already marked by unspeakable atrocities: UN Mission

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Attack on civilians in Kabul another 'despicable crime' in a year of atrocities – UN Mission

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has strongly denounced the terrorist bombing earlier Thursday of a Shi'a cultural centre in Kabul, calling the “targeted attack” on civilians yet another despicable crime in a year marked by unspeakable atrocities.

Afghan parties must agree on ‘convincing peace process’ to end 40 years of conflict, says UN envoy

The United Nations envoy for Afghanistan on Thursday highlighted the need for the country to achieve a political settlement with the armed opposition, pointing to an upcoming February meeting between the parties as an opportunity not to be missed.

Afghanistan opium production jumps 87 per cent to record level – UN survey

A profoundly alarming trend in the cultivation and production of opium in Afghanistan reveals an 87 per cent production increase compared to 2016, the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) said Wednesday in its Afghanistan Opium Survey 2017.

Attacks against places of worship in Afghanistan rise sharply, UN warns

Afghanistan has seen a sharp increase in attacks against places of worship, religious leaders and worshippers, with civilian casualties since 2016 representing nearly double the cumulative number of the preceding seven years, the United Nations mission in the country said Tuesday in a special report.

FEATURE: As Afghan war grinds on, a marginalized young generation raises its voice

Confronting the horrors of a war they hope to end one day, young Afghans are making themselves heard through traditional media and on the Internet. These Afghans, many educated and non-traditional, are countering messages from militant groups which seek to play upon ethnic and religious differences to encourage violence.

‘Cycle of violence must end,’ says UN chief, condemning latest attacks in Afghanistan

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned today’s attacks at mosques in Afghanistan’s Kabul city and Ghor Province during Friday prayers.

News in Brief 20 October 2017 (PM)

Peacekeepers wounded in Central African Republic 

Two UN peacekeepers were wounded following clashes with so-called anti-Balaka fighters who attacked a town in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Thursday.

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UN strongly condemns terrorist attacks across Afghanistan

Secretary-General António Guterres and the United Nations Security Council have condemned yesterday's attacks in Afghanistan's Paktya and Ghazni provinces, which left many dead and injured.