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World Food Program Wins Nobel Peace Prize,

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Oct 14, 2020 - 11:10
On 9 October, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) was awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger in war-torn countries. The award was given to WFP to recognize the organization`s efforts and also turn the world`s attention toward the people who are suffering from hunger and are in need of quick humanitarian supports.
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Media watchdog slams harassment of Pajhwok

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Jul 09, 2020 - 13:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): A Paris-based media watchdog on Thursday condemned the harassment of Afghanistan ’s biggest media outlet that exposed the theft of ventilators last month. Since June 22, when it reported that 32 ventilators intended for coronavirus...
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Etisalat Provides School Books for Students

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Jul 05, 2020 - 16:37
As a part of its corporate social responsibility and in support of MoE Alternative Education Program, Etisalat has introduced a new data bundle that enables the students and teachers to access and download school books from a dedicated website- developed by the company. The aim is to tackle the challenges of school closures due to the spread of COVID-19 and help the students and teachers to continue with their lessons when attending schools is not possible.
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Afghan media freedoms must be preserved: UN

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May 03, 2020 - 12:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations on Sunday reaffirmed its position that media freedoms must be protected as part of any peace process in Afghanistan . “All parties in any peace negotiations must uphold all fundamental human rights, including the...
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RSF backs Afghan media call for access to state-held information

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Feb 04, 2020 - 15:53
By Nizamuddin KABUL (Pajhwok): Reporters without Borders (RSF) supports a protest by 30 Afghan media outlets about the government’s failure to apply the law on access to state-held information, which was drafted with RSF’s help, according to a...
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The movement is growing to elevate Afghan's voices on women's rights to their rightful place in peace-building.

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Aug 01, 2019 - 10:14
August 01, 2019: Nearly 100 Human rights activists and women ’s rights defenders from 10 provinces gathered today in the garden of Gawharshad Begum tomb in Herat to launch #MyRedLine2 campaign. The campaign focuses on women and men whose views and...
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NGOs call for protection of civilians, aid workers and their facilities

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Jul 18, 2019 - 13:32
Kabul – 18 July 2019: The continued use of violence by all parties involved in the conflict against civilians, especially against health care and education facilities and personnel, is a serious violation of the International Humanitarian Law and...
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Etisalat Welcomes Afghan Cricket Stars

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Jul 15, 2019 - 15:30
Kabul - On 14 July 2019, Etisalat hosted a meet and greet event with the two Afghan cricket stars and Etisalat Afghanistan brand ambassadors, Hameed Hassan and Muhammad Nabi Esakhail, at its main office in Kabul. The aim was to welcome the cricket...
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Successful Launch of the Third Internet Governance Forum Afghanistan (IGFA) 2019

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Jul 09, 2019 - 13:58
July 8, 2019 ( Kabul ): The third Internet Governance Forum Afghanistan (IGFA) 2019 has been organized in Kabul, Afghanistan between 7–9 July, 2019. The event was preceded by a one day pre-School of Internet Governance (AfSIG 2018), pre-Youth IGF...
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Roshan Selects MATRIXX Software to Usher in Afghanistan’s Digital Era in Telecommunications

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Jun 11, 2019 - 17:42
Dubai, UAE and Saratoga, Calif., May XX, 2019 — MATRIXX Software, an innovation powerhouse committed to transforming global commerce, today announced that Roshan, Afghanistan ’s leading telecommunications service provider, has selected MATRIXX...
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AREU’s New Study Recommends More Attention to the Impact Illegal Drugs will have on a Political Settlement

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Jun 01, 2019 - 09:36
Kabul , 30 May 201 9 : The result of a study conducted by the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) with the financial support of the European Union indicates that ongoing debates on the peace and reconciliation process have largely...
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AREU’s New Study Recommends More Attention to the Impact Illegal Drugs will have on a Political Settlement

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May 30, 2019 - 09:36
Kabul , 30 May 201 9 : The result of a study conducted by the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) with the financial support of the European Union indicates that ongoing debates on the peace and reconciliation process have largely...
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AREU celebrates another year of notable rankings in the 2018 edition of the University of Pennsylvania’s Global Go To Think Tank Index

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Feb 03, 2019 - 18:57
KABUL , 3 February 2019 – We are happy to share with you that AREU has maintained its position as the top think-tank in Afghanistan and 5 th place in a list of 65 think-tanks in Central Asia in 2018. In a separate category for Best Independent Think...
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Research on Nomad-Settler Conflict: The Afghan State Cannot Leave the Issue Unmanaged

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Jan 13, 2019 - 20:05
KABUL , 13 January 2018 : The Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) launched one of its recent research papers in a meeting attended by community representatives, civil society organizations, government officials and media at the AREU Office on 13 January 2018 in Kabul.
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Elections as a national process shouldn’t be challenged more

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Dec 07, 2018 - 13:36
The Alliance of Observer Groups for Elections Transparency express critical concern about the recent elections development regarding the vote counts - auditing - the gradual announcement of the preliminary results and the invalidation(nullification...
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TEFA Press Release about Invalidating of Kabul’s Votes

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Dec 07, 2018 - 12:36
Kabul : Transparent Election Foundation of Afghanistan (TEFA) has the following remarks regarding the ECC ’s decision to declare all Kabul constituency’s votes invalid: Before issuing such a decision The Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) should...
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Position Paper on Inclusion of People with Disabilities Geneva Conference on Afghanistan (GCA)

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Nov 22, 2018 - 13:30
The National Disability Survey of 2005, conducted by Handicap International and the Government of Afghanistan , found that 10.8% of the Afghan population live with a severe or very severe disability. The UNAMA 2018 mid-year Protection of Civilians...
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Joint Press Statement Afghanistan 2018 Parliamentary Elections

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Nov 05, 2018 - 18:08
Kabul - Afghan people created some beautiful and unique images in this year’s parliamentary elections, images of practicing democracy and a strong will to determine their fate and a positive change toward development of the country. Alongside the voters, more than 11400 observers were deployed in 33 provinces by a group of civil society organizations including: Training Human Rights Association for Afghan Women ( THRA), Transparent Election Foundation of Afghanistan (TEFA), Election and Transparency Watch Organization of Afghanistan (ETWA), Free and Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan (FEFA), Afghanistan Civil Society Forum-organization (ACSFo), and Afghanistan Amputee Bicyclists for Rehabilitation and Recreation( AABRAR) to observe the candidates’ campaign activities, and voting and counting processes in the election days.
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Joint Press Release

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Oct 25, 2018 - 13:51
UNITAR and Japan launch the UNITAR Women ’s Leadership Programme for Afghanistan : Governance and the SDGs For reading the full story, please click here
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The Copenhagen Declaration – Stand together for peace, security and development

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Oct 24, 2018 - 17:36
PUBLISHED OCTOBER 24, 2018 CATEGORY 18TH IACC BY IACC TEAM The 18 th International Anti-Corruption Conference in Copenhagen brought together more than 1,800 delegates from civil society , governments, multilateral agencies, and the private sector...
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