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New York: In the wake of dozens of civilian deaths – the most recent, a suicide attack in Jalalabad on Sunday – a high-level United Nations representative on the ground called for “the architects of this appalling crime” to be brought to justice. more
Record-high opium production in Afghanistan creates multiple challenges for region and beyond, UN warns

New York: Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan reached a record-high last year, leading to unprecedented levels of potential heroin on the world market, the United Nations Office on Dru ...

Amnesty International pays tribute to slain Afghan journalists on World Press Freedom Day

Kabul: Journalists in Afghanistan face threats, intimidation and violence for simply doing their jobs, Amnesty International said on World Press Freedom Day as it honoured the memory of t ...

Afghanistan President appoints female spokeswoman

Kabul: Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani has appointed Durani Waziri as his new deputy spokeswomen, officials said on Sunday.

Security Council renews UN mission in Afghanistan; debate highlights women’s power

New York: The Security Council on Thursday renewed the mandate of the United Nations political mission in Afghanistan for another year to continue providing assistance to the Government a ...

Afghanistan: UN mission welcomes new penal code, urges measures to protect women from violence

New York, Feb 23 (JEN): While welcoming the entry to force of a new Penal Code in Afghanistan as a having the “potential to trigger real change,” the United Nations mission in ...

In strife-torn Afghanistan, people need support 'more than ever' says senior UN aid official

New York, Jan 16 (JEN)Amid continuing violence in Afghanistan, the United Nations and the humanitarian community has appealed for $430 million to provide assistance to some 2.8 million pe ...

Namamkojast? Afghan women ask seeking recognition, starts #whereismyname campaign

Kabul, Aug 26 (JEN): Tired of the denial they have faced for decades, Afghan women are finally asking 'namam kojast?', which literally translates to 'where is my name'.

Civilian deaths in Afghanistan in NATO airstrike deserve justice: Amnesty International

Mumbai, Nov 4 (Just Earth News): Slamming the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) for civilian deaths in Afghanistan in an airstrike in Kunduz, the south Asian wing of Amnesty Internat ...

Afghanistan: Outgoing official at UN pledges commitment to advancing women’s rights

New York, Jun 3 (JEN): While the outgoing senior United Nations rights official in Afghanistan said she expected the human rights advances made “will be sustained, will not be rolled back, ...