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UN envoy calls for major investment in children and youth of Afghanistan

One of the best ways to secure a more promising future for war-ravaged Afghanistan is through a major investment in its youth, the United Nations envoy for war-affected children said today in New York.

Investing in Afghanistan’s children key to consolidating peace, UN official says

The United Nations envoy for war-affected children, currently on an official visit to Afghanistan, has stressed that investing in the country’s youth is key to consolidating peace.

UN envoy welcomes assurances concerning voluntary return of Chechen refugees

Concluding a weeklong trip to the Russian Federation today, the United Nations envoy for war-affected children welcomed assurances by government authorities that refugees from Chechnya would not be returned against their will.

UN advocate for war-affected children completes trip to North Caucasus

The senior United Nations official charged with promoting the interests of war-affected children returned to Moscow today, after a four-day trip to the northern Caucasus region to assess first-hand the plight of children caught in the Chechnya conflict.

UN envoy for war-affected children visits Ingushetia, Russian Federation

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict today visited camps for internally displaced Chechens living in Ingushetia, Russian Federation.

UN envoy for war-affected children holds talks in Moscow

The United Nations' chief advocate for war-affected children held talks with senior government officials in Moscow today, as part of his week-long mission to the Russian Federation, including the Northern Caucasus.

Annan's envoy for war-affected children receives German Africa Prize

The President of Germany has awarded Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Representative for Children and Armed conflict the country's "German Africa Prize" for his "tireless efforts" for peace and democracy across the globe.

UN envoy for war-affected children calls for urgent action to help Angolans

While welcoming the "remarkable" progress in Angola's peace process, the United Nations envoy for war-affected children today called for urgent action to address the devastating humanitarian legacy of the country's long-running war.

UN envoy for war-affected children urges action to stem humanitarian crisis in Angola

Urgent action is needed to stem Angola’s severe humanitarian crisis, the United Nations envoy for war-affected children said today after wrapping up a week-long visit to the country.

UN envoy on children and armed conflict visiting Angola

The top United Nations official dealing with the issue of children and armed conflict has arrived in Angola on a week-long visit to discuss child protection projects being planned in the country in view of the peace process there.