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Peacekeeping, development in focus as UN chief meets Chinese Foreign Minister

Published September 22, 2013 by UN News Centre
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22 September 2013 – United Nations peacekeeping and a global sustainable development in the years after 2015 were on the agenda during talks today between Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

During their meeting at United Nations headquarters, Mr. Ban expressed his appreciation for “China's active leadership role in the United Nations and its contributions to the Organization,” according to a UN spokesperson.

Sustainable management of natural resources can bring peace to Afghanistan – UN report

Published June 24, 2013 by UN News Centre
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Sustainable and equitable management of Afghanistan’s natural resources such as land, water, forests and minerals can contribute to peacebuilding in the country, according to a United Nations report released today.

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At start of visit to China, UN chief highlights partnership for peace, stability

Published June 19, 2013 by UN News Centre
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Meeting with Chinese leaders in Beijing today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discussed a range topics central to the agenda of the United Nations regarding peace and security, human rights and development, as well as the situation in Syria and the Korean peninsula.

UN Special Envoy, Chinese Observers Attend Kachin Peace Talks

Published May 28, 2013 by Irrawaddy News
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The UN’s special envoy to Burma, Vijay Nambiar, attended peace talks on Tuesday between the Burmese government and Kachin rebels in Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, the first time the UN high official has participated in such negotiations.

Afghanistan: Security Council extends mission amid calls for continued UN support

Published March 19, 2013 by UN News Centre
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The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations mission in Afghanistan for another year, after Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other speakers urged continued UN support to the Government as it assumes full responsibility in most areas by 2014.

Afghanistan and Pakistan Commit to Peace Deal

Published February 4, 2013 by Al Jazeera
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The leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan have said they would work to reach a peace deal within six months, while throwing their weight behind moves for the Taliban to open an office in Doha, Qatar.

Once a symbol of new Afghanistan, can policewomen survive?

Published December 19, 2012 by Reuters
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(Reuters) - Shortly after Friba joined the Afghan National Police, she gave herself the nickname "dragon" and vowed to bring law and order to her tormented homeland.

U.S. defense chief in Afghanistan ahead of drawdown decision

Published December 12, 2012 by Reuters
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(Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta met top commanders in Kabul on Wednesday to finalize options for President Barack Obama on how many troops to keep in Afghanistan after the NATO mission ends in 2014 and the war is declared over.

Pentagon Says Afghan Forces Still Need Assistance

Published December 11, 2012 by The New York Times
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WASHINGTON — As President Obama considers how quickly to withdraw the remaining 68,000 American troops in Afghanistan and turn over the war to Afghan security forces, a bleak new Pentagon report has found that only one of the Afghan National Army’s 23 brigades is able to operate independently without air or other military support from the United States and NATO partners.

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