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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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Statement Attributable to the Spokesman of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan, Akhtar Brahmi, is appalled at the brutal assault on three definers that occurred on 5 May in Kabul Province, southern Afghanistan. The three Afghan nationals were in a vehicle which was part of a convoy of three well-marked cars; one an ambulance, from the non-governmental organization Afghan …

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Message of the Secretary-General of United Nations on the International Day for Biological Diversity

The theme of this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity, “Biodiversity: Life Insurance for our Changing World”, reminds us of the central role of biodiversity in underpinning sustainable development, and in protecting society from the consequences of unexpected shocks such as water shortages, the emergence of infectious diseases, extreme weather events and the genetic vulnerability …

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Impromptu Remarks by the Special Representative of the of the Secretary-General For Afghanistan, Lakhdar Brahimi the Opening Ceremony the Afghan National Army Central Corps

Your Excellences, President Hamid Karzai Vice-President and Minister of Defense, Rahim Khan Vice-President Khalil other members of the Cabinet, Officers Other members of the Central Corps Assalamu-Alaikum. It is a great honor for me to attend this ceremony, which is the formal beginning of the creation of the national army of Afghanistan. I would like …

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Message of the Secretary-General of United Nations on International Women’s Day

This year marks a milestone in the movement for gender equality and the advancement of women — the ten-year review of the Beijing Conference and Platform for Action. In 1995, women gathered in Beijing and took a giant step forward on behalf of humankind. As a result, the world recognized explicitly, as never before, that …

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Press Briefing by Manoel de Almeida e Silva Spokesman for the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Afghanistan

As you know the $815 million Transitional Assistance Programme for Afghanistan(TAPA) appeal was launched on Tuesday in Oslo, at the annual 2002 meeting of the Afghan Support Group (ASG). In a message read out by his Special Representative for Afghanistan, Lakhdar Brahimi, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan urged the international community to continue to invest in the recovery and security …

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Statement Of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan The assassination of Abdul Hakim Taniwal, Governor of Paktia province

It’s with great sadness that I have learned today of the murder of Abdul Hakim Tanaiwal, governor of Afghanistan’s southeastern province of Paktia. The information conveyed to me is that Professor Tanaiwal was killed in a suicide bombing along with members of his entourage and several other people. I offer my condolences and sympathies to …

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Statement Of Lakhdar Brahimi the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan at the Opening of the Afghan Civil Society Forum (ACSF) Workshops To Conclude their Collaboration on Civic Education In the Constitution-Making Process

Mr. Vice President Madame Siam Samar Members of the Commission Members of the Afghan Civil Society Forum of Civil society Ladies and gentlemen It is an honor for me to participate at the beginning of this workshop. I would like first of all to thank and congratulate the Afghan Civil Society Forum (ACSF) for the …

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