Press Briefing by Adrian Edwards Spokesperson for the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Afghanistan, and UN agencies in Afghanistan

  SRSG Koenigs in visit to Iran The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Afghanistan, Tom Koenigs, is in Tehran today and tomorrow on a visit aimed at promoting regional cooperation. This is in line with the aims of the Afghanistan Compact. UNAMA’s recently renewed mandate includes the promotion of confidence-building measures and …

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Statement Attributable to the Spokesman of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan

The publication of the draft constitution takes the country one step closer to the achievement of unimportant benchmark in the Bonn process, namely the adoption of a new constitution for Afghanistan that will strengthen national unity and the rule of law. The publication of the draft is the culmination of over a year of hard …

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Statement Attributable to the Spokesman of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan, Akhtar Brahmi, is appalled at the brutal assault on three definers that occurred on 5 May in Kabul Province, southern Afghanistan. The three Afghan nationals were in a vehicle which was part of a convoy of three well-marked cars; one an ambulance, from the non-governmental organization Afghan …

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Message of the Secretary-General of United Nations on the International Day for Biological Diversity

The theme of this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity, “Biodiversity: Life Insurance for our Changing World”, reminds us of the central role of biodiversity in underpinning sustainable development, and in protecting society from the consequences of unexpected shocks such as water shortages, the emergence of infectious diseases, extreme weather events and the genetic vulnerability …

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