Posts Tagged ‘UN’

Why Dr. Ashraf Ghani Was Best Person to Organize Kabul Conference

Ashraf Ghani, one of the main organizers of the conference, told the media he wants Kabul to have more control over aid dollars Kabul conference: Can Karzai take the reins? [Global Post] As U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai are said to have been at odds for some time now, and […]

Karzai Government Reacts to Flotilla Siege

Though the people of Afghanistan are immersed with this week’s Peace Jirga and the attacks of the Jirga’s opening day, the government of President Hamid Karzai did release a statement condemning the raid of an aid flotilla from Turkey headed to the Gaza strip: The Afghan government, in a press release issued by the Ministry […]

BBC on UNHCHR Report: Not Enough Development Work in Afghanistan

In their coverage of a new report by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the BBC highlights more startling facts from the 26 page UNHCHR report regarding infant mortality and illiteracy as contributors to the lack of progress in the embattled nation. According to the BBC, the world at large is concentrating […]

U.N.: Nearly 22 Million Afghans Live In or Near ABSOLUTE Poverty

According to a new report by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights 9 million Afghans, 36 percent of the total population of the nation, live in a state of absolute poverty. The report goes on to state that another 37 percent of the population live near the poverty line. In a nation […]

Karzai to Allow Two Foreigners Into Electoral Complaints Commission

After signing a decree last month that would have given him full control over Afghanistan’s Electoral Complaints Commission, Afghan President, Hamid Karzai has backtracked and agreed to let two foreigners into the watchdog group. The Electoral Complaints Commission was the group responsible for uncovering much of the the massive fraud in the second Afghan Presidential […]