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UN Mission’s Mandate in Afghanistan Extended for Six Months

The UN Security Council has extended the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) until 17 September 2019, expressing support for the country’s full assumption of its own security, governance and development, consistent with priorities outlined in the Transformation Decade (2015-2024). Unanimously adopting resolution 2460 (2019) – tabled by Germany …

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UN Appoints Sima Samar to Advisory Board on Mediation

UN secretary general Antonio Guterres has appointed Sima Samar – Chairperson of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission – to his High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation. Samar has been appointed along with Juan Gabriel Valdés to the secretary general’s High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation. “Ms. Samar and Mr. Valdés succeed Ms. …

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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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