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    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    Partial results only a first snapshot: Kubis

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Sunday welcomed the announcement of the first batch of partial results, which the mission noted were only a small proportion of the millions of ballots cast.


    Women’s role key to credible polls: UNAMA

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A senior UN mission official in Afghanistan on Wednesday said women’s participation in the upcoming presidential and provincial council polls was essential to ensuring an inclusive and credible electoral process.