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Afghanistan: UN Losing PR Battle in Kabul

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Eurasianet, 6 April 2011
In the light of the recent unrest in Mazar and the Afghan government’s letter to limit the Unama mandate, Aunohita Mojumdar says that the United Nations ‘is struggling to remain relevant in Afghanistan. At the heart of the UN’s challenge is a growing perception that it has lost the trust and respect of Afghan leaders, as well as considerable segment of the general public.’ She argues that ‘UNAMA’s lower public profile during the past year is complicating its efforts reverse the slide of its image’.