Tajikistan continues to expel Afghan refugees - UN agency

Despite assurances that asylum seekers would not be deported following the expulsion of nine Afghans in September, the United Nations refugee agency today said the government of Tajikistan had expelled five more Afghans from the country last week.

Annan lauds parties in Tajikistan for their commitment to peace

Marking the fifth anniversary of the signing of the General Peace Agreement in Tajikistan, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today hailed the parties for their determination to foster a secure environment in the formerly war-wracked country.

Annan intends to keep UN office in Tajikistan to support peace-building efforts

With Tajikistan in need of continuing support for its peace-building efforts, Secretary-General Kofi Annan intends to keep active the United Nations presence in the country for another year, according to a letter released today at UN Headquarters in New York.