The responsibility of tolerance lies with those who have
the wider vision
Published on 13 March 2010
UNAMA was established on 28 March 2002 by UN Security Council Resolution 1401 following the Bonn Agreement of December 2001. UNAMA was tasked with providing political and strategic advice for the peace process, promoting international engagement in the country, assisting the Government towards implementing the Afghanistan Compact of 2006 - a five-year strategy for rebuilding the country - and contributing to the protection and promotion of human rights. In addition, UNAMA continued to manage UN humanitarian relief, recovery, reconstruction and development activities in Afghanistan in coordination with the Government. Part of their task is the safeguarding of Afghanistan's rich and diverse cultural heritage. Nancy Dupree's exclusive article (see elsewhere in Heritage Afghanistan) is the first of a series that will be published daily to mark UNAMA’s Afghan Update Cultural Heritage issue that recognizes Afghanistan’s rich past and the need to preserve it for future generations. Afghanistan Update Cultural Heritage issue #22 is published in February 2010 and features articles by Brendan Cassar (UNESCO, Kabul office), Aditya Mehta (UNAMA), Agha Khan Trust for Culture, SPACH, Delegation Archeologique francaise de Afghanistan, Turquoise Mountain Foundation, Bijan Omrani (Eton College, UK) and Matthew Leeming (author). Read the full issue at...
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