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Peace Day celebrated in events across Afghanistan
KABUL, 22 September 2014 – In United Nations-backed radio and television broadcasts and community events to mark this year’s International Day of Peace, Afghan women, men and children came together in a spirit of solidarity to make their voices heard on peace, development and a conflict-free Afghanistan.
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PRESS STATEMENT: UN welcomes completion of presidential elections 2014

KABUL, 21 September 2014 – The United Nations welcomes today’s announcement by Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) completing the presidential election 2014. The United Nations warmly congratulates Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as the President-elect of Afghanistan.

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PRESS STATEMENT: UN welcomes signing of agreement to establish Government of National Unity
KABUL, 21 September 2014 – The United Nations welcomes the agreement signed today by the two presidential candidates Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai  to establish a government of national unity as an important step to move the country towards a period of stability.
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PRESS STATEMENT: Security Council discusses political situation in Afghanistan

KABUL, 19 September 2014 – The toll of Afghanistan’s ongoing political impasse and the need for the formation of a government of national unity were among the main topics of discussion at the United Nations Security Council’s quarterly meeting on the country at UN Headquarters in New York on Thursday.

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At Security Council briefing, UN envoy flags importance of formation of new Afghan government
KABUL, 18 September 2014 – With the results of its presidential election due to be announced within days but with no political agreement on a government of political unity in place, the top United Nations official in Afghanistan today briefed the world body’s Security Council on the country’s progress and challenges – both immediate and longer-term – and the important role to be played by a new administration.
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At UN-backed gathering, experts aim to improve response to cases of violence against women
KABUL, 16 September 2014 – Given the major role played by mediation in cases of violence against women in Afghanistan, a range of experts gathered at a United Nations-backed conference in the Afghan capital of Kabul today, to develop recommendations to improve judicial responses to such cases and mediation guidelines for where appropriate.
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UN chief says ‘democratic leadership transition must be respected’ in report to Security Council
NEW YORK, 14 September 2014 – “I salute the courage and determination of the millions of Afghan women and men who participated in the two rounds of polling as voters, candidates, campaign and electoral workers, and observers. Their wish to achieve a peaceful, democratic leadership transition must be respected.”
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PRESS STATEMENT: UN completes requested audit role in Presidential election results

KABUL, 14 September 2014 – Following the final decision-making session held today by Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) on findings from audited ballot boxes, the United Nations welcomes the completion of the nationwide audit of ballots cast in the country’s 14 June presidential elections run-off.

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In telephone calls with candidates, Ban stresses need for abiding by commitments
NEW YORK, 11 September 2014 – In separate telephone calls with Afghanistan’s two presidential candidates, Dr. Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, made on Wednesday, United Nations Secretary-General ban Ki-moon stressed the need for both of them to abide by their public commitments and conclude the political agreement on a government of national unity.
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UN senior official meets presidential candidates, urges cooperation
KABUL, 11 September 2014 – To underscore the United Nations Secretary-General’s call for a successful conclusion to Afghanistan’s presidential election process, the world body’s Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, today paid a brief visit to Kabul, where he met with the country’s two presidential candidates, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.
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