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UNAMA welcomes Afghanistan’s new Penal Code

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Feb 22, 2018 - 17:30
KABUL (Pajhwok): The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Thursday welcomed the coming into force of Afghanistan’s new penal code and asked for a strong protection framework for women against violence. Together with international partners...
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Over 10,000 civilians killed, wounded in Afghanistan last year: UNAMA

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Feb 15, 2018 - 11:24
KABUL (Pajhwok): As many as 10,453 civilians lost their lives or suffered injuries during 2017, according the UN latest annual report documenting the impact of the armed conflict on civilians in Afghanistan.
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Weesa urges UN to help construct refugee township

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Feb 14, 2018 - 17:47
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Kandahar Governor Zalmai Weesa has appealed to the UN and donor countries to help construct a township for refugee families in the southern province. He made the appeal during a meeting with Toby Lanzer, the UN chief’s...
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UNAMA restarts mission in Farah after 6 months

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Jan 09, 2018 - 22:02
FARAH (Pajhwok): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has restarted its work or mission in western Farah province after scaling back six months ago, an official said Tuesday. Nasir Mehri, the governor’s spokesman, told...
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UNAMA reveals its findings of Thursday’s Kabul attack

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Jan 08, 2018 - 09:50
KABUL (Pajhwok): The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has released its preliminary findings into the January 4 suicide attack in Kabul. The attack killed 13 civilians and injured another 19, according to a statement from UNAMA received...
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Donors agree to fund 90pc of voter registration process

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Dec 30, 2017 - 15:45
KABUL (Pajhwok): A new agreement was signed during the second project board meeting to enable enhanced contributions to the voter registration budget to support parliamentary election, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in a...
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Afghans strive to create a new peace dialogue

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Dec 05, 2017 - 15:28
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Distressed by violence sweeping parts of northern Afghanistan, Dr. NajibPaikan mounted the stairs of his mosque one recent day, and stepped up to the pulpit to provide his personal view of what is needed to “win the peace...
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UNAMA backs efforts to have credible 2018 polls

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Oct 25, 2017 - 20:43
KABUL (Pajhwok): The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Wednesday welcomed electoral bodies’ commitment to continuing sustained consultations with stakeholders. The mission welcomed the holding of the Second National Election Forum and...
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UNSC, UNAMA denounce recent terrorist attacks in Afghanistan

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Oct 19, 2017 - 13:47
KABUL (Pajhwok) - The members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) have condemned in the strongest terms the Taliban claimed heinous and cowardly terrorist attacks that took place in Paktya, Ghazni and Kabul on 17 October resulting in more...
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In Western Afghanistan, an ancient love of poetry thrives again

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Oct 09, 2017 - 15:58
HERAT - As she begins to read her poem, Fatema’s voice is faint and unsure of itself. She has been writing poetry only for the last six months because, as she explains, she wants to get in touch with her inner feelings. What emerges in her...
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UNAMA welcomes launch of National Electoral Forum

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Sep 20, 2017 - 16:47
KABUL (Pajhwok): The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has welcomed the launch of the National Electoral Forum by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), UNAMA statement said on Wednesday. The launch of National Electoral Forum would...
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UNAMA initial findings shows 28 civilians killed in recent airstrikes

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Sep 01, 2017 - 08:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) says it was gravely concerned by the killing of at least 28 civilians and injury of 16 others – all women and children – during air strikes in Herat and Logar provinces this week. In...
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UNAMA renews support to Wolesi Jirga, district council polls

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Aug 15, 2017 - 21:22
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) head Tadamichi Yamamoto on Tuesday said his organization backed Wolesi Jirga and district council elections to be held next year and would encourage donors to implement uplift projects in the country.
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Targeted killings on the rise in Khost: UNAMA

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Aug 03, 2017 - 18:01
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): UNAMA’s regional office in the southeastern zone has reported an increase in targeted killing involving unidentified armed in southeastern Khost province during the first six months of the year. A statement from the UNAMA’s...
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Embassy attack shows complete contempt for life: UN

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Jul 31, 2017 - 23:05
KABUL (Pajhwok): The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Monday condemned a group suicide attack against the embassy of Iraq in Kabul earlier in the day, leaving at least six people, including four attackers dead. The attack, which...
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UNAMA welcomes election date announcement

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Jun 23, 2017 - 00:10
KABUL (Pajhwok): The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Thursday welcomed the Independent Election Commission’s announcement to hold parliamentary and district council elections on July 7, 2018. “The people of Afghanistan have made...
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UNAMA IS ENCOURAGED BY STEPS TOWARD PEACE IN AFGHANISTAN

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May 01, 2017 - 00:00
KABUL, 1 May 2017 - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is encouraged by progress on peace in Afghanistan, as most recently signalled by the agreement between the Government of Afghanistan and Hezb-i-Islami Gulbuddin, and the peaceful...
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Civilian casualties slightly fall in 1st quarter of 2017

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Apr 27, 2017 - 10:57
KABUL (Pajhwok): In a rare decline, conflict-related civilian casualties saw a two percent decrease the first quarter of the current year, the United Nations said on Thursday. During the period, 715 civilians were killed and 1,466 injured, the UN...
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UNAMA FIRST QUARTER 2017 CIVILIAN CASUALTY DATA

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Apr 27, 2017 - 08:57
KABUL, 27 April 2017 - The UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) urges all parties to the conflict to take immediate and concrete measures to better protect civilians from harm, as the latest data for 2017 released today by UNAMA shows continued high...
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UNAMA FACILITATES WOMEN’S CONFERENCE FOR PEACE IN HERAT

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Apr 06, 2017 - 16:47
HERAT, 6 April 2017 – Women’s role in the peace process was the focus of a conference held today in Herat with around 50 women participants from more than a dozen districts from across the western province. For reading the full story, please click...
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