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World has enough legal opium to meet demand, says UN narcotics body

The current legal supply of opium, which has a number of medical purposes including pain management, is enough to meet global demand, according to the independent United Nations body tasked with monitoring the production and consumption of narcotics worldwide. Ensuring the availability of opiates for medical and scientific purposes is an important part of the …

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Perpetrators of Afghan suicide attack must be brought to justice

The top United Nations human rights official has condemned yesterday’s bombing in northern Afghanistan, calling on authorities in the strife-torn nation to bring those responsible for the attack which left at least 41 people dead, including numerous children and six members of Parliament, to justice. “There are no terms strong enough to express the revulsion …

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Deputy SRSG congratulates winners of Kabul girls football competition

UN Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan Amirah Has on 3rd August presented a trophy to the winners of the Kabul Girls Football Competition, a milestone event for young women in Afghanistan’s capital. “Sports provide children of all ages, boys and girls, with opportunities to express themselves and to become agents for change,” she stated following …

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