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
Ambassador Dalil meets Secertary General of ITU
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On 23 November 2015, on the sideline of the 2015 World Radio Communication Conference (WRC 15), Mr. Baryalai Hassam, Deputy Minister of Communication and Information Technology of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, together with H.E Ambassador Suraya Dalil, Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations Office met Mr. Hulin Zhao, Secretary General of International Telecom Union at his office in Geneva.
Mr. Zhao applauded the recent remarkable growth in the area of information and communication technologies (ICTs), particularly, mobile phone and access to internet in Afghanistan. He furthermore praised the leadership of the Afghan government in the ICT sector. The meeting aimed to broaden the good relations between the International Telecom Union (ITU) and the government of Afghanistan, and open doors to further cooperation in the future.
The World Radio Communication Conference is held every three to four years to revise the radio regulations, the international treaty governing the use of the radio-frequency spectrum and the geostationary-satellite and non- geostationary-satellite orbits. Mr. Baryalai Hassam and the accompanying delegation from Ministry of Communication and Information Technology are currently in Geneva attending the WRC 2015 session
Ambassador Dalil meets Ambassador Fasel
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On 18 November 2015, H.E Ms. Suraya Dalil, Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations Office met H.E Mr. Alexandre Fasel, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations in his office.
At the commencement, H.E Ambassador Dalil seizing the opportunity expressed her appreciation to H.E Ambassador Fasel for his leadership in coordinating with Permanent Missions in Geneva, in particular the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan. H.E Ambassador Dalil acknowledged the long-standing and good bilateral relations between Afghanistan and Switzerland in various areas. Notably, H.E Ambassador Dalil discussed Switzerland’s new visa procedure and the difficulties it has caused to Afghans, given the fact that there is no consulate service in Kabul, and that the applicants must go through Switzerland Embassy in Islamabad. The Geneva Water Hub projects and how to utilize its best findings and practices in Afghanistan was also among the matters discussed.
H.E Ambassador Fasel, while congratulating Ambassador Dalil on her appointment as Afghanistan’s Permanent Representative to UN and designated Ambassador to Switzerland said, “I am delighted to welcome you in the diplomatic community of the International Geneva and looking forward to working with you”. H.E Ambassador Fasel while taking note of the issues discussed, said “we understand that the new visa procedure may have caused certain difficulties to Afghans and will make sure it will transmitted to our federal office in Bern.
H.E Ambassador Dalil said that there are opportunities for both countries to further strengthen ties at the Geneva level and we stand committed to collaborating with the United Nations Office and other International Organizations based in Geneva.