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Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen I welcome all of you to this special event. (I am delighted at the presence of the President of the General Assembly.) It is also a pleasure to see so many colleagues and members of the Afghan community in New York. Seven years ago in March 2001, the world learned of the destruction of the almost 2000 year old Buddha statues in Afghanistan. The Taliban’s shameful act was not only a blatant attack against Afghanistan’s rich history, but humanity as a whole. It received a wide international condemnation. Yet, the demolition of Statues is…

STATEMENT BY H.E. DR. ZAHIR TANIN PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF AFGHANISTAN TO THE UNITED NATIONS AT THE THEMATIC DEBATE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY “RECOGNIZING THE ACHIEVEMENTS, ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGES AND GETTING BACK ON TRACK TO ACHIEVE THE MDGs BY 2015 ” Mr. President, I would like to express the appreciation of my delegation for organizing this important debate on the progress towards achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs have been a powerful mobilizing force for greater focus on global and national actions to improve the well-being of people around the world. This meeting provides…

Statement of H.E. Dr. Zahir Tanin
Permanent Representative to the United Nations
At the Commemorative High-level Plenary Meeting Devoted to the Follow-Up to the Outcome of the Special Session on Children

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