66th Session of the Executive Committee of UNHCR
- Category: Humanitarian
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On 5 October 2015, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees held its 66th Session of the Executive Committee to review and approve the Agency’s program and budget, advice on International Protection and discuss a wide range of other issues with the UNHCR inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations
H.E Minister Sayed Hussain Alimi Balkhi, heading the Afghan Delegation, in his speech stated that, “The Government of Afghanistan, within the framework of the Solution Strategy, has considered more appropriate pull factors in its newly established returns and reintegration strategy. H.E Minister Balkhi further added that we hope that the process of voluntary and gradual repatriation and sustainable reintegration is based on absorption capacity in Afghanistan and that forced deportation should be stopped
At last, in his concluding remarks, H.E Minister Balkhi stated that, The Government of the National Unity is seeking to make good on its pledge, taking into consideration the current situation in the country, to pass a refugee law in accordance with the obligation under the 1951 convention.
World Trade Organization second Global Seminar
- Category: Economic
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From 28 to 30 September 2015, World Trade Organization (WTO) held its Second Global Seminar on WTO Accession. On the sideline of the event, a special event was organized to commemorate Saudi Arabia’s 10 years WTO Accession and a accession book by negotiators of acceding countries was also launched by the WTO Director-General Mr.Roberto Azevedo at the WTO Headquarter in Geneva.
The main themes of the program were to talk about the present and future capacity of the WTO in the multilateral trading system, accomplishments of WTO, accession and negotiation opportunities for the acceding governments with a good instrument for domestic reforms, transformation and modernization, and the WTO accession negotiations fostering bilateral negotiation, regional and broader international cooperation.
Mr. Mozamil Shinwari, Deputy Minister for trade, Mr. Azizullah Omar, Charge d’Affaires of the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan, Mr. Abdul Samad Stanekzai, Director of Nangarhar customs department accompanied by the members of the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the United Nations Office in Geneva attended the event on behalf of the Afghan Government.