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Central Asia can do more to boost Afghanistan’s recovery, its neighbours tell UN

25 September 2006 – The Foreign Ministers of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan called for stepped-up international efforts to help Afghanistan establish peace and stability, defeat the drug trade and make economic progress during their addresses to the United Nations General Assembly today. Tajikistan’s Talban Makarov told the Assembly’s annual debate that Afghanistan’s neighbors in Central Asia …

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Faster, better rebuilding to be focus of high-level Afghanistan meeting in Berlin

UNAMA, January 25, 2007 KABUL: Delegates from more than 20 countries and Afghan government ministers will meet in Berlin, Germany on January 30th and 31st to focus on speeding and mobilizing support for Afghanistan’s rebuilding. The meeting comes almost a year to the day since the Afghanistan Compact and interim Afghan National Development Strategy were …

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UN officials urge greater efforts to ensure rights of Afghan detainees

Senior United Nations officials in Afghanistan have urged the Government to look at alternatives to imprisonment as well as ways to ensure the rights of detainees, citing the growing number of people being held in pre-trial detention and various abuses such as being kept in prison even after a sentence has been completed. “Pre-trial detention …

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UN SRSG lends support to Afghanistan’s dairy farmers

1UN Special Representative Kai Eide has urged more investment in Afghanistan’s agricultural industry and the buying of more Afghan products and services. Speaking during a visit to the Kabul Dairy Union, the Special Representative praised a project supported by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) which has boosted the opportunity for dairy farmers to …

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American Idol and star and UNICEF ambassador Clay Aiken spotlights Afghanistan

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador and singer Clay Aiken is currently on his first visit to Afghanistan, aiming to raise awareness about the hope and promise he has seen in the young people of the war-torn country. “The people here are very strong and they are very proud of their country,” Mr. Aiken …

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Statement attributable to the spokesman of the UN assistance mission in Afghanistan

This morning at around 1030 a remote-controlled explosive device was detonated in Kandahar City as a UN road convoy was passing. The blast has claimed the lives of an Afghan driver and four Nepalese contractors working with the UN Office for Project Services. Also this morning an explosion occurred at a school in Herat. According …

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