Ambassador Suraya Dalil meets H.E Ms. Carole Lanteri, Permanent Representative of Monaco to the United Nations and the Co-Chair of the Polio Partners Group (PPG).
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On 25th of November 2015, H.E Ambassador Suraya Dalil, Permanent Representative of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United Nations Office in Geneva met H.E Ms. Carole Lanteri, Permanent Representative of Monaco to the United Nations and the Co-Chair of the Polio Partners Group (PPG) in her office.
Ambassador Lanteri, while congratulating Ambassador Dalil on her appointment as Afghanistan’s Permanent Representative said, “in your capacity as former Minister of Public Health you have done commendable work in the area of polio eradication, as victim of polio virus and how you survived, you are a good testimony for the PPG team. We are confident your experience will enrich the global effort on polio eradication”.
Ambassador Dalil stated that polio eradication has been a top priority for the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and over the last decades Ministry of Public Health has made a notable progress in the health sector in increasing immunization coverage and eradicating polio virus. The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has introduced innovative vaccination programs, strengthened cross border coordination with Pakistan and engaged with multi stakeholder in high-risk districts of Afghanistan.
Ambassador Dalil furthermore expressed her willingness to coordinate with the leading partners of polio eradication in their efforts in eradicating polio globally.
Annual Internatinal UN Bazaar and Lottery
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Every year, the United Nations Women's Guild (UNWG) in Geneva, in collaboration with the Permanent Missions accredited to the United Nations, the Geneva government authorities and business community organize an International Bazaar and Lottery event to raise funds for disadvantaged children around the world. Over the years, the Bazaar has become the premier event in the international community.
This year on 24 of November 2015, the International UN Bazaar was convened at the Palais des Nations, in which more than 70 Permanent Missions participated to support the projects and to exhibit their own local products and traditional food. Afghanistan, as previous years, also participated in the Bazaar and presented Afghani traditional clothes, hats, jewelleries made of lapis – silver – emerald, saffron, greeting cards, posters etc. Colleagues/staff from the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan and their families attended the Bazaar & presented the Afghan culture.
The event attracted more than 6,000 visitors to International arts, crafts and variety of foods from different countries. The proceeds from the annual UN Bazaar and other fundraising activities are used solely to support children’s projects throughout the world