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Statement by Ms.Mehr Khan Williams the United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights

Honorable Ministers, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen. It is an honor to be here today with representatives from such a wide spectrum of Afghan society including government officials, religious and community elders, civil society groups and victims’ representatives, to support your efforts to achieve transitional justice. I want to thank our co-sponsors, the Afghan …

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Chris Alexander, Deputy Special Representative to the Secretary-General and Nilab Mobarez, UNAMA Spokesperson Office

NILAB MOBAREZ, UNAMA (translated from Dari): Good morning to everyone and welcome to our press conference. My name is Nilab Mobarez from UNAMA Spokesperson’s Office. Today we are joined by Mr Chris Alexander, the deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Special Representative to Afghanistan who will make some opening remarks and will then be …

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Transcriptof Statement by DSRSG Nigel Fisherat Closing Press Conference of ADF

In the last couple of months the Government has been engaged in a very difficult process of negotiating how to allocate scarce resources between many competing priorities often of equal importance. I think it has done its job and now it is very much up to the international community to respond – but not by choosing priorities within the budget …

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Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson of theSpecial Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan Suicide Attacks on ISAF Soldiers

While The full toll of the attacks is yet to be determined, Afghan and German Authorities have confirmed the death of one German soldier. The United Nations extends its sympathies to the soldier’s family and to all those – Afghans and foreigners – harmed in these attacks. The United Nations takes this opportunity to pay tribute to the international forces that …

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Nancy Hatch Dupree, Afghan Centre at Kabul University and Nazifullah Salarzai, UNAMA Spokesperson Office

Ladies and Gentlemen: Good Morning, I am Nazifullah SaIarzai from the UNAMA Spokesperson’s Office. I am honoured to introduce someone who has dedicated most of her lifetime to save and preserve the cultural heritage of our Afghanistan. Our guest speaker this week is Nancy Dupree who is probably the world’s leading authority on the cultural …

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

Afghanistan accession to refugee convention The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, has welcomed Afghanistan’s accession to the 1951 Convention on the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol, saying the decision was especially significant for a country that for decades was the origin of one of the largest populations of refugees and …

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Joint statement by the Co-Chairs of the London Conference on Afghanistan

New Afghan Strategy gets backing of international community. Aid pledges of more than $10 billion. 1. The past two days have demonstrated the commitment of the Afghan Government and the international community to deepen their partnership, and to strengthen Afghan ownership. Our shared aim is to build a peaceful, prosperous and democratic Afghanistan, respecting Islamic …

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STATEMENT OF THE UNITED NATIONS ASSISTANCE MISSION IN AFGHANISTAN ATTRIBUTABLE TO BO ASPLUND, ACTING SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON YESTERDAY’S ATTACK AGAINST DEMINERS IN BALKH PROVINCE

  I am appalled and saddened to have learnt of an attack against a team of deminers in Balkh province working for Afghan Technical Consultants (ATC), an implementing partner for the United Nations Mine Action Centre for Afghanistan (UNMACA). Yesterday afternoon, a team of 12 deminers from ATC had been clearing land in Chimtal district …

STATEMENT OF THE UNITED NATIONS ASSISTANCE MISSION IN AFGHANISTAN ATTRIBUTABLE TO BO ASPLUND, ACTING SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON YESTERDAY’S ATTACK AGAINST DEMINERS IN BALKH PROVINCE Read More »

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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