Education is the key to Afghanistan’s future

  Kabul, 19 September 2007- As the world commemorates the International Day of Peace on 21 September; the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Culture Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) urge everyone to recognize that children and teachers at schools and literacy centres in Afghanistan should be protected against all violent acts. …

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Transcript Of Impromptu Remarks of the SRSG, Lakhdar Brahimi on International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)Handover Ceremony

You’re Excellency President Hamid Karzai, Ministers of Defense of Afghanistan, Turkey, Germany, the Netherlands, and members of the Afghan Government, General Zulu, Lieutenant General van Heist, other Generals, diplomats and participants of this ceremony. It’s a great honor to participate in this ceremony which means a great deal for the people of Kabul and think …

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UN calls for redoubled peace efforts after hotel bombing

The United Nations today called for a redoubling of efforts to bring stability to Afghanistan after yesterday’s deadly hotel suicide bombing targeting foreigners and Afghan civilians working together to help the violence-wracked country. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned “in the strongest possible terms” the attack, which killed at least eight people and injured a number of …

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Statement by SRSG Lakhdar Brahimi

In the name of Allah, the compassionate and the merciful. Mr. Chairman, Your Majesty Mohammed Zither Shah Your Excellency Chairman Hamid Karzai Distinguished Members of the Loyal Jirga Distinguished Guests Ladies and Gentlemen On behalf of the Secretary-General and my colleagues at UNAMA, I would like to congratulate the people of Afghanistan on the opening …

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