The Permanent Mission of Afghanistan together with the United Nations Women's Guild (UNWG) host morning coffee at the United Nations
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The Embassy and Permanent Mission of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United Nations and other International Organizations together with United Nations Women’s Guild (UNWG) hosted a coffee morning in UN on March 1, 2016, in which more than 120 people from UNWG, Missions and International Organizations participated. H. E. Ambassador Dalil in her speech presented opportunities that Afghan women have had in the last years, namely the Afghanistan Constitution of 2004 where men and women are provided equal rights, and the progress Afghan women achieved in political, social and economical domains. H.E. Ambassador Dalil underlined the commitment of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in women’s empowerment, peace and development..
The event featured delicious Afghan cuisine with live Afghan Rabab played by well-known Afghan musician Ustad Arman.
The United Nations Women's Guild is an organization where international friendship and understanding continually grows; where women from more than a hundred countries share opportunities for recreation, learning and voluntary service; where fundraising activities to assist needy children are a primary goal.
The Guild welcomes and offers help to new arrivals to the United Nations community in Geneva and gives guidelines on the status of United Nations spouses for employment and pensions. Every month the UNWG with Permanent Missions in Geneva organize a coffee morning to enhance coordination and support to women.
Ambassador Dalil meets Executive Chairman of World Economic Forum to explore investment and business opportunities in and through Afghanistan
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On 23 February 2016, H.E. Dr. Suraya DALIL, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations based in Geneva met Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, the international lead organization for public-private cooperation.
H.E. Ambassador Dalil was welcomed by Professor Schwab at the main office of the World Economic Forum (WEF). Professor Schwab thanked for the participation of H.E. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, held on 20-23 January 2016 in Davos - Switzerland, in which 2500 World leaders, Ministers and elites from all over the world attended. Professor Schwab was keen to know more about the prevail conditions in Afghanistan such as economy, security and peace process between government and Taliban groups.
Ambassador DALIL expressed her appreciation for collaboration extended during the WEF annual meeting and the outcome of several side meetings between H.E. President Ghani and world political leaders and economical elites during the Forum. Ambassador DALIL briefed Professor Schwab on the government plan to leverage the strategic geographical location of Afghanistan as connecting point between Central Asia and South Asia and South Asia to Europe. Moreover, she illustrated on the current quadrilateral peace process and acknowledged the role of the Pakistan, the United States and China in peace talks.
Further, Ambassador DALIL invited a delegation from the World Economic Forum to visit Afghanistan to explore investment and business opportunities in and through Afghanistan. The Permanent Mission of Afghanistan in Geneva will be honored and ready to support such visit.