KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the Taliban-claimed attack at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul that killed at least six civilians, including one woman, and injured at least three others.
The Intercontinental Hotel was scheduled to hold a technology conference on 21 January, organized by Afghanistan’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. Also at the hotel, guests had gathered for a wedding ceremony.
JALALABAD - The full participation of women in all aspects of peace-building was stressed by participants at a series of UN-backed symposiums in Afghanistan’s eastern region last year, leading to several activists taking the initiative to set up their own community peace events.
KUNDUZ - The active participation of young Afghans in peace-building is necessary for creating a more stable, inclusive and peaceful region, says a Kunduz-based activist.
In a series of events backed by the Kunduz regional office of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) last year, including radio and television programmes, young Afghans came together to discuss their role in building peace in their communities and to strategize on ways to participate more in Afghanistan’s political and social life.
KABUL - The UN Security Council undertook a visit to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan from the 13th to 15th of January 2018. The first Council visit to Afghanistan since 2010, the visit was an opportunity to reiterate the Security Council’s support for the Government and people of Afghanistan and their efforts to restore peace, stability and progress to the country.
JALALABAD – More institutions, individuals and community leaders in the eastern provinces are stepping up to speak and act for women’s rights and to end violence against women.
In 2017, the Jalalabad regional office of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) organized a series of public events, along with radio and television programmes to raise awareness on initiatives aimed at eliminating all types of violence against women in the eastern provinces of Nangarhar, Laghman and Nuristan.