HERAT - Empowerment of Afghan women and their increased participation in the country’s economic and political development was at the centre of a lively UNAMA-backed debate in the western Farah province this week.
Some 20 participants, including women’s rights activists, government officials, business owners and members of the media, gathered in Farah’s capital city for the event, part of a series of debates in the western region backed by the Herat regional office of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).
KUNDUZ - Addressing residents of Baghlan and Takhar in televised roundtable debates, religious scholars emphasized the critical importance of institutionalizing the principles of peace at all levels of society, from the social to the political.
“Islam emphasizes peace as a fundamental principle and value,” said scholar scholar Mawlawi Mohammad Rasool Namani, speaking in one of the debates. “One of the responsibilities of religious leaders is to work for peace and encourage people to live in a peaceful environment.”
KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is deeply concerned by the continued increase in conflict-related child deaths in 2017 and urges parties to the conflict to take immediate measures to reduce harm.
KABUL - Afghan women from the across the country gathered today to discuss their experiences, vision and contribution to peace in the country at the Fourth Kabul Symposium “Afghan Women; Messengers of Peace” hosted by Afghanistan’s First Lady.
“The United Nations stands in solidarity with Afghan women, and supports all efforts to ensure that women’s involvement in peace is meaningful,” Tadamichi Yamamoto, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, told delegates at the symposium’s opening.
HERAT - Strategies to address the link between economic development and security were discussed by panellists at a UN-backed debate in the western province of Herat last week.
The debate, which was the third in a series of similar events supported by the Herat regional office of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), drew an audience of around 20 people, including community elders, religious scholars, civil society representatives, government officials and journalists, each of whom raised issues and asked questions of the panel.