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UN mission strongly condemns deadly attack in southern Afghanistan

Published April 8, 2014 by UN News Centre
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8 April 2014 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has strongly condemned an attack in the southern province of Kandahar which killed 15 civilians and injured another five.

UNAMA congratulates Afghans on Elections

Published April 6, 2014 by Khaama Press
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The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) congratulates the men and women of Afghanistan on the country’s Presidential and Provincial Council elections. By their actions they have enabled Afghanistan’s first democratic transition from one elected President to another.

Afghanistan: UN mission condemns attack on election office in Kabul

Published March 25, 2014 by UN News Centre
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25 March 2014 – The United Nations has condemned today’s deadly attack on an office of the Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEC) in Kabul which comes less than two weeks before the holding of presidential and provincial council polls.

Election monitors leave Afghanistan after Kabul hotel attack

Published March 23, 2014 by The Guardian
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Two foreign election observer and support missions have pulled staff out of Afghanistan after a Taliban attack on a hotel in Kabul, in a move that could undermine confidence in the outcome of next month's vote.

Afghanistan: UN strongly condemns deadly assault on Kabul hotel

Published March 21, 2014 by UN News Centre
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21 March 2014 – The United Nations has strongly condemned last night’s deadly attack on the Serena Hotel in Kabul that has reportedly left nine civilians dead and several more wounded – the latest violence to strike Afghanistan ahead of next month’s elections.

Afghan women and children, as well as several foreign nationals, were among those slain in the attack on the hotel, for which the Taliban has reportedly claimed responsibility. /

UNAMA: Women’s participation essential for inclusive and credible elections

Published March 20, 2014 by Khaama Press
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Women’s full participation in Afghanistan’s upcoming Presidential and Provincial Councils is essential to ensure an inclusive and credible electoral process, a senior official of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said today after meeting with civil society representatives.

‘Do not let spoilers deprive you of your future’, UN envoy tells Afghans ahead of polls

Published March 17, 2014 by UN News Centre
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17 March 2014 – In a personal appeal to the Afghan people less than three weeks before national elections, a senior United Nations envoy today urged all citizens of the nascent democracy to exercise their right to vote and not allow spoilers to deter the holding of peaceful and credible polls.

UN criticized over peacekeeping invite to Myanmar

Published March 13, 2014 by The Washington Post
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WASHINGTON — Human Rights Watch criticized the United Nations Thursday for raising the possibility of Myanmar contributing troops to the U.N.’s peacekeeping force, describing the nation’s military as among the most abusive in the world.

Cross-Cutting Report: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

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Security Council Report
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December 20, 2013

During the period covered by this report, the Council continued to grapple with a number of serious protection challenges in situations on its agenda, with mixed results. While the Council was able to respond to the crisis in Mali to stabilise the situation there and prevent further attacks against civilians, it remained deadlocked over the situation in Syria, where the killing of civilians continued unabated.

Afghanistan: UN lauds appointment of media commission as key step for 2014 elections

Published December 4, 2013 by UN News Centre
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4 December 2013 – As preparations continue for next year’s presidential and provincial council elections in Afghanistan, the United Nations mission there today welcomed the appointment of the Media Commission as another important step towards holding credible polls.

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