UN General Assmbly: statement by Benita Ferrero-Waldner on the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

Type: News   Reference: I-055086   Duration: 10:12:27  Lieu:
End production: 24/09/2007   First transmission: 24/09/2007
In the framework of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Member of the EC in charge of External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, made a statement on the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). She said a lot has been achieved since 6 years but a lot still remains to be done, especially in the justice sector.

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10:10:05 Title 00:00:04
10:10:10 Exterior view of the United Nations building 00:00:13
10:10:23 Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Member of the EC in charge of External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, (in ENGLISH) on Afghanistan; saying that the present situation must be compared to the situation six years ago; then there was war, there was chaos, and the population lived in misery; today a lot has been achieved: infant mortality is down by 18%, the health care system is much better, girls and boys can inroll in schools again so education is back, they have been working a lot on the rural development; all that is much better, so the population notices changes; but a lot still remains to be done; there are huge challenges ahead because there is no development without security and therefore security has to be tackled; it is important that there is now the upbringing of 35,000 soldiers in the Afghan military and she thinks this works well; now the European Union wants to work particularly on the training of policemen; this only has started, has been lagging behind a little bit but they will take that on very strongly; the European Commission wants to really work on the justice sector because there is such a lot of impunity; that means they are working with judges, with prosecutors and also with the Ministry of Justice; there is still the big problem of drugs and therefore they have to combat drugs and to work on the whole issue of governance; but she is confident that if they go on and if they are in for the long haul then they can master this very difficult problem 00:02:04
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