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Afghanistan becomes member of UN CSW

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Sep 15, 2020 - 11:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan has won the membership of the United Nations (UN) Commission on Status of Women (CSW) for the term 2021-2025. Afghanistan has been member of the UN since 1946 but this will be the first time the country will occupy a...
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Talks’ ultimate goal to silence guns forever: Lyons

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Sep 11, 2020 - 17:04
KABUL (Pajhwok): Welcoming direct peace talks in Qatar, the UN family in Afghanistan said on Friday it was up to the Afghans to decide their future on their own. In a statement attributed to the UN mission head in Afghanistan Deborah Lyons, the UN...
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Pakistan wants UN curbs on Taliban enforced

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Aug 22, 2020 - 11:05
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistan has ordered full compliance with the United Nations’ Security Council sanctions against Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani Network . The order was issued in ‘a statutory notification’ by the federal government and placed on...
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UN launches $10.3b coronavirus appeal

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Jul 18, 2020 - 13:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations launched an updated $10.3 billion appeal to combat the coronavirus pandemic that has hit scores of low-income countries. “The pandemic and associated global recession are about to wreak havoc in fragile and low-...
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UN calls for stepped-up efforts to curb graft, promote peace

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Jun 25, 2020 - 13:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations has urged the Afghan government to step up counter-corruption efforts in the interest of peace and development. UNAMA’s Rule of Law chief Romana Schweiger issued the call while addressing an event organised by the...
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Afghan war intensified in past 3 months: UN chief

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Jun 21, 2020 - 13:47
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations secretary general says conflict has intensified over the past three months in Afghanistan , calling on Taliban to renounce war and observe a ceasefire.
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Corruption hurdle to peace in Afghanistan: UN

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Jun 18, 2020 - 11:48
KABUL (Pajhwok): Sustained and effective efforts for combatting corruption in Afghanistan remain critical for the country’s future, a new United Nations report said on Thursday.
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UN hits out at US for sanctioning ICC officials

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Jun 13, 2020 - 09:05
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations has denounced the Trump administration’s decision to impose sanctions against officials of the International Criminal Court. President Donald Trump authorised the sanctions over ICC investigation into whether US...
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UN, partners back Kabul’s Covid-19 response

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Jun 06, 2020 - 08:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): The UN and humanitarian partners have helped set up 10 Covid-19 testing laboratories and trained more than 3,200 health workers in infection prevention and control in Afghanistan. The world body and humanitarian organisations...
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New rebel group emerges against US-Taliban deal

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Jun 02, 2020 - 13:06
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations has published a fresh report about the US- Taliban agreement, Taliban- Al-Qaeda relations and the Daesh presence in Afghanistan .
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UN renews support for Afghan-led peace process

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May 14, 2020 - 08:50
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations, standing in solidarity with the Afghan people and government, has renewed its commitment to supporting an Afghan-led peace process that will end the conflict. UN Secretary-General António Guterres strongly...
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UN to aid 36,000 refugee families in Pakistan

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May 03, 2020 - 09:35
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The United Nations has decided to pay Rs12,000 each to 36,000 Afghan refugee families trapped in a lockdown in Pakistan . Minister for SAFRON and Narcotics Control Shehryar Khan Afridi made the announcement while addressing a...
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Afghanistan’s neighbors, US, Russia urge ceasefire

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Apr 17, 2020 - 13:49
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations secretariat convened a discussion Friday focused on regional efforts to support peace in Afghanistan with member states including the United States and Russia.
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Afghan refugees, hosts need more support: UN

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Apr 15, 2020 - 13:33
KABUL (Pajhwok): A failure to help Afghans and their host communities will have a negative impact on global efforts to fight Covid-19, warns the UN refugee agency. Seeking greater support to Afghanistan , Pakistan and Iran, UNHCR appealed to the...
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South Asian children may drop out of school: UN

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Apr 07, 2020 - 14:30
KABUL (Pajhwok): With schools in the South Asian region closed amid COVID-19 concerns, Afghanistan has started organising the home delivery of learning materials to reach the most excluded students. Afghanistan had started delivering the content of...
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UNHCR hails refugees’ inclusion in war on Covid-19

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Apr 07, 2020 - 13:50
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The United Nations has welcomed Pakistan ’s efforts to include all vulnerable individuals regardless of their nationality or status in the war on COVID-19. UNHCR Deputy Representative Iain Hall said: “We welcome the recent...
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Time for end to war in Afghanistan: Guterres

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Apr 04, 2020 - 11:59
KABUL (Pajhwok): Fighting in Afghanistan has intensified after his call for a ceasefire between the warring factions, says the United Nations secretary-general. “In many of the most critical situations, we have seen no let-up in fighting and some...
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UN assures support to Afghanistan in fight against Covid-19

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Mar 27, 2020 - 12:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): UN Secretary General António Guterres in a telephonic conversation with President Ashraf Ghani has pledged support in fight against Covid-19, a statement from Presidential Palace said on Friday.
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UN launches $2b appeal to battle COVID-19 pandemic

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Mar 26, 2020 - 12:11
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations has launched a humanitarian response plan including an appeal for $2 billion to help the world ’s poorest and most vulnerable people against the coronavirus. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, flanked by heads of...
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Committed to help Afghanistan in any situation: UN

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Mar 23, 2020 - 20:27
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): UNAMA’s deputy representative for Afghanistan on Monday said the war-torn country would face a lot of problems in fighting coronavirus in the next two months.
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