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30 Oct 2017 description

MAHMOOD RAQI- The Parwan provincial government together with civil society and the private sector have launched a social media campaign to enhance open government and citizens access to information.

The month long social media and radio campaign, led by the Governor’s Office, and supported by the Kabul field office of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), seeks to make information readily available to the public on the work and programs of the provincial government.

17 Apr 2017 description

KUNDUZ - For effective economic growth in Afghanistan’s north-east region, stronger bonds must be forged between government offices and the private sector, said panellists in two UN-backed radio debates held in Kunduz and Takhar last week.

The debate panels, consisting of government officials, provincial council members and civil society representatives, discussed ways to improve coordination between government offices and the communities they serve, and deliberated over their most pressing challenges.

03 Apr 2016 description

KABUL - The threat from increasing terrorist activities in the region can be countered through regional cooperation and coordination, including effective joint action strategies, said Nicholas Haysom, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, today at a regional counter-terrorism meeting in Kabul.

He urged partners to live up to their earlier commitment to hold a senior official’s meeting at the earliest opportunity to develop a regional counter-terrorism strategy.

19 Mar 2016 description

BAZARAK - A new partnership between a central Panjshir province radio station and UNAMA will kick off over the next three months with a series of broadcasts on justice and rule of law.

At a meeting in Bazarak this week, the details of the agreement were finalized between Khurasan FM – the only media organization in the isolated area – and UNAMA.

The new partnership will reach thousands of people in Panjshir province, opening up a new flow of essential and practical information.

14 Jul 2015 description

KABUL, 14 July 2015 – In the first of a series of three meetings to examine the role of United Nations entities in Afghanistan, senior Government and UN officials, along with representatives from the international donor community, met in Kabul today.

This exercise was requested in Security Council Resolution 2210 of 16 March 2015, which renewed the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).

06 May 2015 description

BAMYAN, 6 May 2015 – Around 25 key religious scholars and community leaders from Afghanistan’s Bamyan province have agreed to form a joint committee with the elders of neighbouring Baghlan province to coordinate and share efforts to tackle insecurity in the region.

The agreement was reached at a meeting facilitated by the Central Highlands regional office of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in the Shiber district of Bamyan aimed at assessing progress on the resolution of disputes and conflicts at the community level.

17 Dec 2013 description

17 December 2013 - Ahead of Afghanistan’s harsh winter conditions setting in, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Afghan Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR) today began distributing winter supplies to vulnerable families in the country’s north.

16 Nov 2013 description

14 November 2013 – During a joint mission to Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province earlier this week, officials from six United Nations agencies met with local authorities on how they could strengthen their partnership in responding to the needs of local communities.

03 Sep 2012 description

3 September 2012 – Despite strong international engagement in Afghanistan over the past decade, humanitarian actors working in the country fear that the global focus may be gradually shifting away.

In order to highlight to some of Afghanistan’s key Western partners about how a funding shortfall can seriously impact the lives of millions of Afghans, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the country, Michael Keating, is embarking on a 12-day tour of European countries and the United States starting tomorrow.

30 Jan 2012 description

Special Representative of the Secretary-General Ján Kubiš today told Afghan and United Nations officials that increased security as a result of the transition should lead to more development during a visit to Kandahar, his first regional trip since taking office.

"I chose Kandahar as part of my first field trip for obvious reasons: because of the importance of the Southern Region and in order to reinforce our partnership with the people and local authorities,” Mr. Kubiš said during a meeting with Kandahar Governor, Dr. Toryali Wesa.

30 Jan 2012 description

Special Representative of the Secretary-General Ján Kubiš yesterday visited Mazar-i-Sharif in northern Afghanistan as part of his ongoing efforts to reach out to provincial Afghan officials and civil society to determine how the United Nations can best support the Government and the people of the country.

“The UN is willing to help more and more,” Mr. Kubiš told Governor Atta Mohammad Noor.

18 Apr 2011 description

18 April 2011 – United Nations aid agencies and partner organizations in northeastern Afghanistan today strengthened the regional contingency plan in case of a natural or human induced disaster.

The main objective of this inter-agency contingency plan is to improve the quality, effectiveness, appropriateness and timeliness of delivering aid, said the regional UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Kunduz which also oversees aid in Baghlan, Takhar and Badakhshan.

12 Apr 2011 description

Kabul, Tuesday 12 April 2011 - Today the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) Staffan de Mistura at his request, met separately with the Chairman of the Ulema Council of Afghanistan, Maulavi Qiyamuddin Kashaaf and the Minister of Haj and Religious Affairs, Dr. Mohammad Yossof Niazi.

01 Feb 2011 description

Thousands of health providers and volunteers in eastern and southern Afghanistan are making house calls today to vaccinate around 740,000 children in the country's first polio immunization campaign of the year.

The Afghan Ministry of Public Health kicked off the three-day drive on Sunday in Paktya's regional capital Gardez, with support from the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), UN World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners.

Thanks to the successes of previous polio campaigns, Paktya is polio free, Dr Mohammad Nadar Noori, Provincial Director of Public Health, told …

31 Jan 2011 description

31 January 2011 - In accordance with Afghan electoral laws, the United Nations-supported Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) today completed its mandate and closed down, transferring its archived information to the Independent Election Commission (IEC).

The ECC - an independent Afghan electoral body - began its work roughly 120 days before the 18 September Parliamentary elections.

01 Aug 2010 description

1 August 2010 - Relief aid provided by various United Nations agencies and Afghan partners has started to reach the nearly 4,000 families affected by last week's flooding in eastern Afghanistan.

"Hopefully, we will not have a big gap," Said Alam Khan of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the Nangarhar provincial capital of Jalalabad said.

28 Jul 2010 description

28 July 2010 - Government authorities and aid agencies in eastern Afghanistan are gearing up to provide assistance to hundreds of people whose homes washed away or flooded following this morning's incessant rainfall.

"United Nations and other humanitarian agencies stand ready to provide assistance," said Dr Said Alam Khan, Humanitarian Affairs Officer with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Jalalabad.

The Afghan Ministry of Defence transported about 160 people by helicopters earlier today while some are still stuck on islands amid the …

25 Jul 2010 description

25 July 2010 - Food and non-food assistance provided by various United Nations agencies today began reaching the flood-affected people of the eastern Afghanistan province of Nangarhar.

The aid given by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the International Organization on Migration (IOM), and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is being distributed by multiple Government authorities including the Afghan National Disaster Management Authority, which has been managing and coordinating all aspects related to emergency …

20 Jul 2010 description

Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General

Kabul - 20 July 2010

President Karzai [unofficial translation from Dari]: Distinguished national and international media, Asalamu Alaikum. I am very honoured to be in front of you with His Excellency Ban Ki -moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations. His Excellency is a very trusted and close friend of Afghanistan and a friend who has always been beside us.

15 Jul 2010 description

Kabul, 15 July 2010 - The Ministry of Public Health in partnership with UNICEF and WHO is implementing for the first time, a comprehensive package designed to protect children in vulnerable and hard-to-reach districts.

Child Health Weeks - as this initiative is called - will target 160 000 children under five and 157,800 mothers of child-bearing age in 33 districts of the country, selected due to low immunization coverage, high immunization drop-outs, children's disease incidence, identified weaknesses of the health and nutrition system delivery and poor understanding and …