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Nangarhar activists call for end to rights violations

JALALABAD, 19 May 2015 – Civil society activists in Afghanistan’s eastern region of Nangarhar called on all parties to the conflict to respect national, Sharia and international humanitarian law in preventing civilian casualties in armed conflict.

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UN-backed event highlights importance of Afghan midwives

KABUL, 18 May 2015 – To discuss the critical role of midwives in a country where one in every 50 women dies from pregnancy-related causes, the United Nations and its partners in Afghanistan today marked the International Day of the Midwife (IDM).

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Returnees in central highlands hope for sweet profit from beekeeping
BAMYAN, 17 May 2015 – A honey beekeeping project supported by the UN is giving new hope to poor returnee families in Afghanistan’s central highlands provinces of Bamyan and Daikundi.

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PRESS RELEASE: UNAMA condemns killing of 17 civilians by Taliban

KABUL, 14 May 2015 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)  strongly condemns yesterday’s killing of at least 17 civilians in two separate attacks for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility. 

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UNAMA stresses international obligation to support Afghanistan

ANTALYA, 13 May 2015 - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Wednesday underscored the crucial requirement for the international community to continue its strong support to the Government during the country’s transformation.

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UNESCO launches exhibition of designs for Bamyan’s new cultural centre

KABUL, 12 May 2015 – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has launched an exhibition of the top 15 designs for the new cultural centre which will be built in Bamyan, Afghanistan’s world heritage site.

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PRESS STATEMENT: UNAMA condemns Taliban attack on judges and prosecutors
KABUL, 11 May 2015 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) strongly condemns yesterday's suicide attack against a civilian bus transporting employees of the Attorney General's Office in Kabul. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack that killed five prosecutors, including three women prosecutors and injured 19 other civilians.
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SRSG: Afghanistan won’t survive without peace

KABUL, 10 May 2015 – “War is unaffordable” for Afghanistan and the country won’t survive if there isn’t peace. That’s the message from the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of UNAMA, Nicholas Haysom.

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UNAMA creates awareness on rights of detainees
KUNDUZ, 7 May 2015 – A new UNAMA campaign to promote the rights of people in detention is rolling out through the provinces of Baghlan, Kunduz, Takhar and Badakhshan
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Religious, community leaders in Bamyan share efforts on insecurity

BAMYAN, 6 May 2015 – Around 25 key religious scholars and community leaders from Afghanistan’s Bamyan province have agreed to form a joint committee with the elders of neighbouring Baghlan province to coordinate and share efforts to tackle insecurity in the region.

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