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31 Dec 1998 description

by Larry Minear 1

I. Background

The terms of reference of the InterAgency Mission to Afghanistan were informed by decisions of the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) and the Consultative Committee on Programme and Operational Questions (CCPOQ). The Mission was undertaken in the context of the ACC's review of UN peace-building policies and practices and reflected its decision to seek to put into place the elements of a common strategic framework in selected countries experiencing crisis situations.

21 Dec 1998 description

The UN General Assembly has called on the parties in Afghanistan to cease armed hostilities, renounce the use of force and engage in a political dialogue without delay or preconditions.

18 Dec 1998 description

This report includes: A) Iraq B) Angola C) Guinea Bissau D) Somalia E) East and Central Africa: Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, DR Congo and Congo/Brazzaville F) Afghanistan G) UN 1999 Consolidated Inter-Agency Appeals.

18 Dec 1998 description

ISLAMABAD -- As Afghanistan braces for winter, the United Nations World Food Programme, several NGOs and survivors of the May 1998 earthquake in the northeastern corner of the country have won a race against time to put the finishing touches on more than 14,000 new, earthquake-resistant homes.

16 Dec 1998 description

As in previous years, the ICRC has set up a programme to assist part of the population of Kabul during what promises to be a harsh winter. Warm clothing, plastic sheeting and coal will be distributed to almost 3,200 people living in 540 households headed by widows and eligible for ICRC assistance, as well as to 120 families with paraplegic breadwinners. The Afghan Red Crescent Society will assist 2,500 other families by providing them with the same basic essentials. The ICRC both furnishes these supplies and monitors their distribution.

16 Dec 1998 description

Table of Contents
1. Introduction to the 1999 Appeal: A User's Guide
2. Why Fund Assistance to Afghanistan?
3. The Assistance Situation: 1998 in Review
4. Principled Common Programming

  • 4.1 Progress in 1998
  • 4.2 Principled Common Programming Today
  • 4.3 The Challenge Ahead
5. Analysis of Donor Contributions in 1998
15 Dec 1998 description

UNOCHA-Geneva has moved to the Palais de Nations: Room 400-12


Fax: 917-0646

09 Dec 1998 description

Draft Introduced by Which Assembly Would Stress Responsibility of Afghan Parties for Political Solution to Conflict
Equating the Islamic State of Afghanistan with the Taliban -- a mercenary force trying to implement the expansionist policy of Pakistan -- was a slap in the face of human civilization and the indissoluble right of an independent State, the representative of Afghanistan told the General Assembly this morning as it discussed the situation in Afghanistan.

08 Dec 1998 description
report UN Security Council

Adopted by the Security Council at its 3952nd meeting on 8 December 1998
The Security Council,

Having considered the situation in Afghanistan,

08 Dec 1998 description

Tokyo (dpa) - Senior officials from 15 nations Tuesday condemned the murder and injuring of humanitarian and other workers in Afghanistan and expressed strong support for United Nations initiatives in the troubled country.

The forum on Afghanistan ended Tuesday at Japan's Foreign Ministry, with some 100 participants discussing humanitarian aid and ways to find peace in the country.

The biannual forum, the fourth of its kind, focused on ''recent major developments'' in Afghanistan, the ministry said, alluding to increased tension between Iran and the …

08 Dec 1998 description

The Security Council on Tuesday backed the sending of civilian monitors to Afghanistan to promote respect for minimum humanitarian standards and deter massive and systematic violations of human rights and humanitarian law.

08 Dec 1998 description

Press Release SC/6608
Resolution 1214(1998), Adopted Unanimously, Also Demands That Taliban Stop Providing Sanctuary for Terrorists

03 Dec 1998 description
report Inter Press Service

UNITED NATIONS, (Dec. 2) IPS - The United Nations intends installing a dozen monitors in major population centers in Afghanistan to help deter "massive and systematic violations of human rights" by that country's armed factions.

In a report this week, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said that the monitors -- to be deployed by early 1999 -- would form a separate civil affairs unit of the existing U.N. Special Mission to Afghanistan (UNSMA), which has been largely unable to verify charges of rights abuses recently.