World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


Millionth Afhan Registers To Vote-UN

Millionth Afhan Registers To Vote-UN

The one millionth Afghan to register to vote is a female Kabul University student, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) reported today.

The senior UN envoy to the country, Jean Arnault, hailed this milestone. “With the completion of the one million mark… we believe that this momentum towards the elections is going to pick up further pace,” he said.

Mr. Arnault emphasized the importance of holding free and fair elections, stressing that in order to create an environment conducive to this result, it would be necessary to continue disarming and demobilizing former fighters. Heavy weapons throughout the country must be controlled, while all political parties and candidates must enjoy a level playing field. Reconstruction and security are also essential, he added.

© Scoop Media

World Headlines


Gordon Campbell: Zimbabwe - Meet The New Bosses

At 75, Mnangagwa is not exactly what you’d call a new broom. As many observers have pointed out, his track record has been one of unswerving dedication to Mugabe ever since the days of anti-colonial insurgency... To these guys, things had to change in Zimbabwe, so that things could remain the same. More>>


Gordon Campbell: Is This Guy The World’s Most Dangerous Thirtysomething?

Saudi Arabia has long been regarded as a pillar of stability in the Middle East, and is the essential caterer to the West’s fossil fuel needs. It is also the country that gave us Osama Bin Laden, al Qaeda, and 15 of the 19 terrorists who carried out the 9/11 attacks... More>>


Non-Binding Postal Vote: Australia Says Yes To Same Sex Marriage

Binoy Kampmark: Out of 150 federal seats, 133 registered affirmative totals in returning their response to the question “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?”. More>>


Bonn Climate Change Conference: Protecting Health In Small Island States

The vision is that, by 2030, all Small Island Developing States will have health systems that are resilient to climate change and countries around the world will be reducing their carbon emissions both to protect the most vulnerable from climate risks and deliver large health benefits in carbon-emitting countries. More>>


  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC