• publish: 15 December 2016
  • time: 3:30 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 4597
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President Ghani appoints Zahra Naderi as his senior advisor to UN

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has appointed Farkhunda Zahra Naderi as his senior advisor to the United Nations, as efforts are underway to strengthen the role of Afghan women in the governance.

According to a President Decree, Ms. Naderi’s appointment is approved for the post as President’s senior adviser for the United Nations Affairs in accordance with the Paragraph 13 and Article 64 of the Afghan constitution for the addition of this high level government position.

The former female lawmaker in the Lower House of the Parliament, Wolesi Jirga, continued to serve as a prominent women’s rights activist after her term ended as a member of the parliament.

Her appointment as the special presidential adviser in United Nations could play a key role in empowering the Afghan women who have suffered the most in decades of devastating civil war and insurgency, still being faced by the citizens of the country.

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