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Corruption Is Greatest Challenge in Afghanistan after Violent Conflict: UN Envoy

The UN envoy in Kabul says corruption is Afghanistan’s next greatest challenge after violent conflict in the war-torn country. Speaking at a press conference in Kabul, following the release of UNAMA’s second anti-corruption report, titled ‘Afghanistan’s Fight against Corruption: From Strategies to Implementation,’ Tadamichi Yamamoto, the UN representative for Afghanistan …

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UN Warns 63 Percent of Afghan Women Lack Identity Papers

The United Nations Women office warns that 63 percent of Afghan women lack the identity documents which will negatively impact and create barriers for their participation in elections. The United Nations Women representative in Kabul urged Afghan government and electoral institutions to provide the circumstances for broader participation of Afghan …

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UN Torture Committee Calls for Prosecution of Kandahar’s Security Commander

The U.N. Committee against Torture said the police chief of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, General Abdul Raziq, should be prosecuted over allegations of torture and enforced disappearances. The committee’s report said, “the Committee is particularly concerned at the numerous and credible allegations indicating General Abdul Raziq, ANP Commander in Kandahar, as …

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