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UNAMA Welcomes Afghanistan’s Progress In Human Rights

The UN’s UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has welcomed the Government of Afghanistan as one of the newly elected members of the Human Rights Council.
 
At an event held in Kabul, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto, said the membership “recognizes the achievements reached in past years and should encourage our continued collective work toward the full realization of all civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights in Afghanistan.” 
 
“The challenges remain daunting, but the United Nations remains steadfast in working closely with all Afghan institutions in overcoming them,” Yamamoto said.
 
The United Nations encourages the fulfillment of Afghanistan’s broad-ranging pledges to promote human rights and reinforce its national protection system, which includes human rights education; complaint mechanisms; judicial redress; fair trial standards; legislation and policies that promote accountability; and reparations for victims, the UNAMA said in a statement.
 
“It is my honor to stand in solidarity with Afghan victims, and add my voice to their call for accountability so that the violations come to an end, perpetrators are held accountable and the rule of law prevails,” Yamamoto said in the statement.
 
He expressed congratulations to Afghanistan for the country’s new Penal Code as a milestone in Afghanistan’s criminal justice reform and a positive impetus for the further transformation of Afghan society.
 
“The protection of human rights relies on laws that not only reflect the state of the society but also shape it toward a better future where the most vulnerable are better shielded from abuse,” he said. “It is my conviction that the provisions of the new Penal Code will contribute significantly to such progress.”
 
He also spoke about the fundamental right of Afghan women to participate fully in next year’s elections. 
 
“The United Nations will work diligently to ensure that women can take part in the elections as voters, campaigners, electoral officials and candidates,” he added.
 
On 10 December each year, at the conclusion 16 days of activities aimed at raising awareness about ending violence against women, the United Nations observes Human Rights Day around the world by recognizing achievements made since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights after the trauma of the Second World War.

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UNAMA Welcomes Afghanistan’s Progress In Human Rights

The United Nations undertakes to work diligently to ensure full participation of Afghan women the coming elections.

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The UN’s UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has welcomed the Government of Afghanistan as one of the newly elected members of the Human Rights Council.
 
At an event held in Kabul, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto, said the membership “recognizes the achievements reached in past years and should encourage our continued collective work toward the full realization of all civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights in Afghanistan.” 
 
“The challenges remain daunting, but the United Nations remains steadfast in working closely with all Afghan institutions in overcoming them,” Yamamoto said.
 
The United Nations encourages the fulfillment of Afghanistan’s broad-ranging pledges to promote human rights and reinforce its national protection system, which includes human rights education; complaint mechanisms; judicial redress; fair trial standards; legislation and policies that promote accountability; and reparations for victims, the UNAMA said in a statement.
 
“It is my honor to stand in solidarity with Afghan victims, and add my voice to their call for accountability so that the violations come to an end, perpetrators are held accountable and the rule of law prevails,” Yamamoto said in the statement.
 
He expressed congratulations to Afghanistan for the country’s new Penal Code as a milestone in Afghanistan’s criminal justice reform and a positive impetus for the further transformation of Afghan society.
 
“The protection of human rights relies on laws that not only reflect the state of the society but also shape it toward a better future where the most vulnerable are better shielded from abuse,” he said. “It is my conviction that the provisions of the new Penal Code will contribute significantly to such progress.”
 
He also spoke about the fundamental right of Afghan women to participate fully in next year’s elections. 
 
“The United Nations will work diligently to ensure that women can take part in the elections as voters, campaigners, electoral officials and candidates,” he added.
 
On 10 December each year, at the conclusion 16 days of activities aimed at raising awareness about ending violence against women, the United Nations observes Human Rights Day around the world by recognizing achievements made since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights after the trauma of the Second World War.

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