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2014 Sees Highest Civilian Casualty Figures Recorded

NEW YORK, 19 December 2014 – The number of civilians killed and injured in Afghanistan this year is the highest ever recorded by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), said its head, Nicholas Haysom, at a press conference at UN headquarters in New York today.

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UNAMA chief briefs Security Council on Afghanistan

NEW YORK, 18 December 2014 – The United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Nicholas Haysom, briefed the Security Council today on the Secretary-General’s latest report regarding the situation in the country and the world body’s recent work there. Download the latest Report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council on Afghanistan.

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Afghan audiences from across the country debate the UN’s role in country with UNAMA head
KABUL, 15 December 2014 – The top United Nations official in Kabul, Nicholas Haysom, stressed the world body’s commitment to support Afghanistan and to back the nascent Government of National Unity, during a debate with Afghan audiences broadcast today on state television.
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Afghan President, UN envoy decry human rights violations

KABUL, 14 December 2014 – Afghanistan’s President and a senior UN official today condemned widespread human rights violations in the country and urged that perpetrators be held to account.

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PRESS STATEMENT: UNAMA condemns murder of humanitarian de-miners

KABUL, 14 December 2014 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the killing of 11 Afghan de-miners and the wounding of another six in an attack in Helmand province yesterday.

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Afghanistan Report of the UN Secretary-General to the Security Council

NEW YORK, 13 December 2014 - The latest quarterly report on the situation in Afghanistan and the activities of the United Nations there is available here (9 December 2014). Full Report

PRESS STATEMENT: UNAMA condemns Taliban suicide attack at cultural institute

KABUL, 12 December 2014 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns yesterday’s suicide attack against a crowd of civilians in Kabul.

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PRESS STATEMENT: Security Council condemns attack at the French Institute of Afghanistan in Kabul
NEW YORK, 11 December 2014 - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the suicide attack on 11 December at the French Institute of Afghanistan in Kabul, which caused deaths and injuries to numerous civilians, for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility.
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On Human Rights Day, UN highlights importance of Universal Declaration for all people

KABUL, 10 December 2014 – Each year, the United Nations commemorates Human Rights Day on 10 December, the day on which the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the “common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.”

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Eliminating violence against Afghan women the focus of UN-backed events

KABUL, 9 December 2014 – During the past two weeks leading to Human Rights Day, United Nations-backed radio broadcasts, television debates and theatre performances focused on the critical importance of protecting Afghan women and girls from violence.

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