ASADABAD - To strengthen government services, accountability and transparency must be improved, said panellists at a UN-backed debate in the mostly rural and mountainous province of Kunar.
The lively two-hour discussion by government officials, civil society representatives and other community leaders in Asadabad, Kunar’s capital, focused on ways to improve government services through ensuring effective coordination with local communities.
KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns today’s deadly Kabul suicide attack, which has occurred in the context of a countrywide intensification of violence impacting civilians.
This morning’s attack comes amid commemorations of the 23 July 2016 Dehmazang square attack, which killed and injured hundreds of demonstrators who were exercising their right to freedom of assembly and freedom of expression.
PARWAN - To eliminate corruption from Afghanistan, young Afghans must play an active role, students from Parwan University said in a UN-backed radio programme that aired in the central province this week.
The radio programme, supported by the central regional office of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), was designed to encourage transparency initiatives and help better define the responsibilities of youth in fighting corruption.
KUNDUZ - In the northeast region of Afghanistan, the UN is working on an initiative to leverage the power of local radio and television to build support among communities for reducing conflict, fighting corruption and advancing peace.
In an event this week, the Kunduz regional office of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) brought senior journalists together from Kunduz and Takhar provinces to discuss ways to build stronger community ties in an area of the country where the conflict has taken an especially heavy toll on normal life.
KABUL - Addressing residents of the Surobi district of Kabul province in a UN-backed radio discussion, government officials, women’s rights activists and a broad range of other community leaders emphasized the critical importance of institutionalizing the principles of peace at all levels of local society, from the social to the political.