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29 Dec 2003 description
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In another step towards democracy, delegates to Afghanistan's representative assembly today received a revised draft of the constitution, according to the United Nations Assistance Mission in the country (UNAMA).

26 Dec 2003 description
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An explosion struck a building housing six United Nations workers in the Afghan capital of Kabul early yesterday, but the UN Assistance Mission to the country (UNAMA) reported that no one was injured.

15 Dec 2003 description
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One woman was named a Vice-Chair of Afghanistan's Constitutional Loya Jirga tribal council, which on its second day of work finished electing its bureau, the United Nations mission in the country reported today.

12 Dec 2003 description
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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and software giant Microsoft Corp. signed an agreement today in Geneva that will bring training and computer education for refugees in camps located in Kenya and the Russian Federation.

10 Dec 2003 description
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The senior United Nations official concerned with children's welfare during war expressed deep concern today about a second killing of children over the weekend by US-led Coalition forces in Afghanistan and urged the Coalition to "take measures to ensure fuller protection of children and prevent the occurrence of this kind of tragedies in the future."

08 Dec 2003 description
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The international community must decide whether to increase its involvement in Afghanistan or risk failure, given the war-stricken country's deteriorating security situation and the intensifying attacks on United Nations staff and aid workers, Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a report to the General Assembly released today.

04 Dec 2003 description
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Voter registration has begun in seven regional capitals across Afghanistan ahead of the country's national elections next year, according to the United Nations mission there.

01 Dec 2003 description
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Voter registration starts this week in eight cities across Afghanistan ahead of the country's national elections next year, according to the United Nations mission there.

19 Nov 2003 description
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The United Nations Mine Action Centre in Afghanistan has become the latest UN agency to suspend operations in the southern province of Ghazni until adequate security measures are put in place after an Afghan driver of a vehicle belonging to a partner agency was hijacked.

11 Nov 2003 description
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A car bomb exploded outside the United Nations compound in Kandahar in southern Afghanistan today, injuring two people.

09 Nov 2003 description
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Afghanistan has taken another step forward on the road to democracy with the publication of its draft constitution, the United Nations Mission (UNAMA) in the country announced today.

06 Nov 2003 description
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The United Nations Security Council mission to Afghanistan today ended what it described as a "very successful visit," but warned that security remains the key problem facing the country.

05 Nov 2003 description
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The Security Council delegation visiting Afghanistan urged factional leaders today to give their full support to reforms made by the country's central government.

04 Nov 2003 description
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The Security Council delegation touring Afghanistan spent almost nine hours holding meetings with officials in the capital Kabul today, on the third day of its mission to the country.

03 Nov 2003 description
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The Security Council mission to Afghanistan today completed a daylong visit to the western city of Herat, meeting with senior leaders and civil society for talks on a number of key issues, including peace and security and human rights.

02 Nov 2003 description
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A delegation of the United Nations Security Council touched down at Kabul International Airport today bringing a message of support for the country's central Government.

31 Oct 2003 description
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The head of a United Nations committee overseeing sanctions against Al-Qaida and the Taliban, just back from a tour of the Middle East and Asia, said today that Afghanistan was at a "critical juncture" in its battle against "enormous challenges and threats."

30 Oct 2003 description
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A United Nations Security Council mission is heading to Afghanistan to show support for the reconstruction process there and to check on its progress, according to the delegation's chairman, Ambassador Gunter Pleuger of Germany.

30 Oct 2003 description
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About half the 1,000 ex-soldiers voluntarily disarmed in the northern Afghanistan province of Kunduz have completed the multi-step demobilization programme there, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said today.

24 Oct 2003 description
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Some 1,000 former combatants, marching without their rifles thanks to a United Nations disarmament programme, paraded in front of Afghan President Hamid Karzai today, in what he called "one of the best days in Afghanistan," according to a UN dispatch from the capital Kabul.