Ambassador Milorad Šćepanović paid courtesy visit to Ambassador Suraya Dalil
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Ambassador Milorad Šćepanović, newly arrived Permanent Representative of Montenegro to the UN and other International Organizations based in Geneva paid a courtesy visit to Ambassador Suraya Dalil, Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to UN and other International Organizations in Geneva on December 19, 2016. Ambassador Dalil thanked the support of Montenegro to Afghanistan and acknowledged their current role in the non-combat NATO led mission. Both Ambassadors discussed the mutual support and collaboration in the various UN mechanisms and international forums in Geneva.
World Radiocommuniction Seminar
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The 2016 World Radiocommunication Seminar was convened from December, 12-16, 2016, in Geneva; bringing together around 500 participants from 109 countries.The opening plenary was dedicated to the celebration of the 110th anniversary of the ITU radio regulations, the international treaty on wireless communications and the related use of the satellite orbits. The Seminar focused on the regulatory aspects of the use of the radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits, in particular, the application of the provisions of the spell-out ITU Radio Regulations.
The Afghan Delegation was represented by His Excellency Syed Ahmad Shah Sadaat Deputy Minister Technical-MCIT and Ms. Zarghoona Jalalzoy, Board Member of Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory Authority (ATRA).
The Transformative Power of Justice
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December 8, 2016; The Permanent Missions of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Republic of Cyprus with the support of the World Future Council and the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights conducted a special event to mark Human Rights Day at the UN library in Geneva.
This special event reflected on how the destructive drama of political transition can become a constructive ground of transformation. It highlighted the practice of transformative justice through a compelling combination of a multi-cultural presentation-performance, a high-level roundtable with distinguished experts and an interactive dialogue with the audience.
The roundtable speakers were; Dr. Suraya Dalil, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva; Mr. Andreas Ignatious, Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva; Mr. Adam Abdelmoula, Director, Human Rights Council and Treaty Mechanisms Division, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights; and a diplomat from the Permanent Mission of Colombia. The panel was moderated by Prof. Rama Mani, Transformative Justice Course Director, Geneva Academy, World Future Councilor and Founder Theatre of Transformation.
Ambassador Suraya Dalil shared Afghanistan’s experiences on justice and its impact on sustainable peace, security and development. She mentioned that “structural inequalities are the root causes of poverty and conflict in many societies and social justice; in all its dimensions of civil, political, economical, social and cultural; is an effective process for prevention of conflict and transformation.” She further mentioned that “Afghanistan has experienced a progressive realization of social justice and its citizen’s human rights”. Ambassador Dalil also reflected on Afghanistan’s achievement in the last 15 years in the protection and promotion of human rights values. Each of the speakers shared their country experiences and practices in the implementation of justice and its power for transformation.
The panel also included a session of interactions, comments and questions from the audience. The multi-cultural presentation was carried out by Masters students of the Geneva Academy in transformative justice and had included musical performances.