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Open-ended panel of the General Assembly
on “Afghanistan: one year later”
18 November 2002
Press release : Afghanistan panel pinpoints nationwide security, institution-building, reconstruction, economic revival, outside interference as persistent areas of concern
First session on political issues : 9 a.m.-11 a.m (Trusteeship Council Chamber)
- Chair: H.E. Mr. Jan Kavan, President of the General Assembly
- Moderator: Mr. Kieran Prendergast, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs
- Panelists: H.E. Mr. Amin Farhang, Member of the Afghan Transitional Government, Minister of Reconstruction ; Mr. Jean Arnaud, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan ; Mr. Ahmed Rashid, Journalist ; Mr. Barnett Rubin, Director of Studies at the New York University Center on International Cooperation

Second session on economic issues : 11 a.m.-1 p.m (Trusteeship Council Chamber)
- Chair: H.E. Mr. Jan Kavan, President of the General Assembly
- Moderator: Mr. David Malone International Peace Academy, President
- Panelists: Ms. Julia Taft, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, UNDP ; Mr. Eric Morris, Director of the New York Liaison Office, UNHCR ; Mr. Bernard Frahi, Representative of the Office on Drugs and Crime ; Mr. Mukesh Kapila, Former special adviser to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan
- Discussants: H.E. Mr. Amin Farhang, Member of the Afghan Transitional Government, Minister of Reconstruction ; Mr. Ishaq Naderi, Professor at New York University; Senior economic adviser of President Hamid Karzai; participated at the Bonn Conference as an adviser.

Accredited non-governmental organizations and media are invited to attend both sessions.


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