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    Unity govt best option, Kubis tells UNSC

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The current impasse over results from presidential elections has deepened the political crisis in Afghanistan, taking a heavy political, security and economic toll, a UN diplomat told the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday.



    Governance

    Honour unity got pledge, UN tells candidates

    WASHINGTON (PAN): UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani Ahmedzai and Dr Abdullah Abdullah to abide by their pledge to form a unity government.



    Governance

    Abdullah agrees to rejoin vote audit: UN

    KABUL (Pajhwok): After tense negotiations, presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has agreed to rejoin the vote audit process that resumed on Sunday, United Nations officials said.



    Governance

    UN hails Kabul commitment to end using child soldiers

    KABUL/NEW YORK (Pajhwok):  The United Nations has welcomed Afghanistan’s commitment to end and prevent children from being recruited into its national security forces.



    Governance

    UNAMA backs ceasefire during Ramadan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Wednesday said it supported the call from the Federation of Afghanistan's Civil Societies (FACS) for a ceasefire by both parties to the conflict during Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr.



    Social

    Over 50m displaced globally: UNHCR

    KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 50 million people were forced from their homes worldwide by end of 2013, the highest displacement figure since World War II, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday.



    Governance

    UNSC insists on poll process integrity

    KABUL (Pajhwok): UN Security Council members have welcomed the announcement of the final results from the first round of the presidential election.



    Governance

    1st round result a key step to transition: Ban

    KABUL (Pajhwok): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the announcement of certified final results from the Afghan presidential elections, marking an important step towards peaceful political transition in the country.



    Accidents & Disasters

    Ban saddened by loss of life in landslide

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the loss of life as a result of the landslide in northeastern Badakhshan province, a statement said on Monday.



    Accidents & Disasters

    Many still missing in floods, 40,000 affected

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A UN agency on Monday said many people were still missing and authorities and aid agencies were trying to assess the damage caused by Friday’s flash floods and provide aid to survivors.