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 »