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PRESS RELEASE 5 June 2018 Afghanistan Elected Chair of UN General Assembly Third Committee Afghanistan was unanimously elected on Tuesday as Chair of the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly for its upcoming 73rd Session, and will be represented by H.E. Mahmoud Saikal, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN. The Third Committee of the UN General Assembly covers agenda items relating to a range of important human rights, social and humanitarian issues that affect people all over the world. It meets in regular session intensively from September to December each year, and thereafter as required. Afghanistan’s election, on…

Statement by Mr. Nazifullah Salarzai Deputy Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United Nations At the UN Security Council Open debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict May 22, 2018 (Check against delivery) Mr. President, Let me first thank the Mission of Poland for convening this Ministerial Open Debate on the urgent issue of the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflicts. I would like to extend my gratitude to H.E. Mr. Jacek Czaputowicz, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland and other distinguished speakers for their statements. Mr. President, Today’s meeting is…

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم Excellency, Secretary General of the United Nations, Excellency, President of the General Assembly, Excellencies – Distinguished Heads of States and Governments, Esteemed Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is an honor to address this Assembly at this High-level gathering for a comprehensive UN approach to achieve a more peaceful world-order, based on the Sustaining Peace agenda. This vision has taken shape, in response to the evolving nature of challenges that face international peace and security. Addressing these challenges demands a more cohesive approach, better suited to advance peace-building from a more holistic perspective. The new approach correctly focuses on preventing the outbreak, exacerbation, continuation and recurrence of conflict; as…

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