Meeting with Executive Officer of the United Nations University Council


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April 17, 2019: Mr. Basir Ahmad Hamdard, First Secretary of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, had the pleasure of meeting with Dr. David Passarelli, the Executive Officer and Secretary of the United Nations University Council of the United Nations University at the UN University.


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Mr. Hamdard expressed gratitude for the hospitality of the staff and personnel of the UNU. Mr. Hamdard also thanked Dr. Passarelli for his warm welcome to the UNU. Mr. Hamdard and Dr. Passarelli were able to discuss the important mission of the UNU. Mr. Hamdard stressed that this mission is particularly important for the people and Government of Afghanistan. The UNU is the scholarly branch of the United Nations, conducting research and disseminating information related to the most urgent global matters. The UNU Council is responsible for setting the University’s metaphorical heading in terms of policies and the allocation of funds. The UNU’s thematic aims are especially relevant to the people and Government of Afghanistan. As the country struggles to transcend a recent history pocked with conflict and poverty to a prosperous, sustainable, and inclusive future, institutions like the UNU will be allies in the Afghan-owned, Afghan-led process.