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Address by Lakhdar Brahimi, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan at the Award of the Hessian Peace Prize

I would like to express my sincere thanks to the Hessian Parliament and in particular to you Mr. Speaker, Hartmann, to Mr. Gerhard Oswald, to the Oswald Foundation, Chairman Karl Starwatcher and his colleagues on the Committee for the Hessian Peace Prize, for honoring me with this year’s 9th Hessian Peace Prize Award. Allow me, …

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Statement of President Hamid Karzai on the Prohibition of Poppy Cultivation

In the Name of God the Beneficent and the Merciful Dear fellow compatriots and dear Afghan farmers, The autumn planting season is near. Dreadfully once again as in the previous years self-interested domestic and international drug traffickers are attempting to persuade honest and devout farmers and landowners to cultivate poppy instead of wheat, barley, and …

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Statement from the Families and Friends of the Three UN Workers Abducted in Kabul

The families and friends of Annetta Flanigan, Angelito Nayan and Shqipe Hebibi have asked us to distribute the statement below. Ithas been more than two weeks since Angelito, Annetta and Shqipe were taken.At this sacred time and of giving gifts the only gift we desire is their safe return. Angelito,your sister says “I, together with …

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