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Press Release: Nov 9, 2015 On Nov 6, 2015, Afghanistan’s resolution titled “Countering the Threat Posed by Improvised Explosive Devices” was adopted by the Seventieth Session of the First Committee of the UNGA. This resolution was co-sponsored by Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Mali, Montenegro, Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and United States of America. Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) have become a significant threat in recent years and have led to the death and maiming of thousands of civilians, UN personals and soldiers. Devastation caused…

H.E. Dilber Nazari, Minister of Women’s Affairs is in New York to participate in the N-Peace award ceremony, which is a multi country initiative managed by UNDP to further the women, peace and security agenda, and to promote broader conflict prevention and peace building work in Asia. She visited the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the United Nations on Oct 22 and addressed the staff of the Mission and the Consulate. Speaking at length about the achievements of Afghan women in the past fourteen years, Minister Nazari gave special emphasis to the participation of women in the public sphere—she said…

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