KANDAHAR - The active participation of all Afghans in the upcoming elections is essential for creating a more stable, inclusive and peaceful country, said participants gathered at a UN-backed event in the southern province of Kandahar.
At the symposium in the province’s capital, civil society members, women’s rights advocates and other community leaders underlined the importance of communities across the country, along with all political parties, exercising their civic duty to make the upcoming elections inclusive and credible.
KABUL - Advocacy and action are urgently needed to protect women and to improve their access to justice, stressed Afghan civil society and government leaders gathered today at a UN-backed conference in Kabul.
The discussion at the event, attended by government officials, civil society members and international partners, focused on the recommendations of a May 2018 report in which UNAMA identified the human rights implications of the widespread use of mediation in cases of violence against Afghan women.
KABUL - Latest figures released today by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) show continuing record high casualty rates being inflicted on the Afghan civilian population by the warring parties. Covering the period 1 January to 30 June 2018, findings include the killing of more civilians in the first six months of this year – 1,692 deaths – than at any comparable time over the last ten years since records have been kept.
KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns yesterday’s attack in Jalalabad that killed at least 19 civilians, and expresses its concern about a recent spate of incidents in which civilians have been killed in attacks on schools and medical centres.
New York, 26 June 2018