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SRSGKoenigs 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 cooperation between Afghanistan and its neighbors. Last …

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UNAMA calls for increased protection of civilization

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) today called for all parties fighting in Afghanistan to make increased efforts to ensure the protection of innocent civilians. In particular, all parties shall avoid, by all necessary means, combat in populated areas, which results in higher civilian casualties. UNAMA called on the extremist Taliban and other …

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Ongoing insecurity hampering humanitarian efforts in Afghanistan

Having to operate under tighter security restrictions has curtailed the efforts of United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in delivering vital humanitarian aid to thousands of Afghans in preparation for winter, the world body’s mission in the country said today. At the end of 2007, humanitarian actors in Afghanistan are operating under much tighter …

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