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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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