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The IAEA 63rd General Conference and the achievements of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Afghanistan

The 63rd IAEA General Conference started with the successful completion of a new Country Programme Framework for Afghanistan for the next six years, which was signed by Ambassador Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel and Deputy Director-General Dazhu Yang on the margins of the General Conference. The new Country Programme Framework represents a key success for this Conference and for Afghanistan.

During the plenary session of the IAEA General Conference, Dr. Tahir Sharan, Director-General of Afghanistan Atomic Energy High Commission, delivered the National statement to thank and appreciate the efforts of the IAEA for their cooperation and support to Afghanistan. In this occasion, Dr. Tahir Sharan, paid tribute to the late Director-General, Mr. Yukiya Amano for his strong leadership over the past years and express our heartfelt condolences for his passing away. Afghanistan is grateful to IAEA, under the Director General Amano’s leadership, for its significant support to the country. Afghanistan was among the first founding members of IAEA in 1957, and since then has benefitted from the Agency’s Technical Cooperation Programme in different priority areas. The new Framework will serve as a key instrument for strengthening technical cooperation between the Government of Afghanistan and the Secretariat.

Ambassador Ebrahimkhel actively participated in the many Side Events scheduled during the General Conference. The event on Improving the Management of Cardiovascular Diseases in Women provided an insightful review on the pivotal role of nuclear techniques in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, particularly in women. Ambassador Ebrahimkhel attended this important event to stand for women empowerment, health equality and to discuss IAEA support for Afghanistan priorities.

Furthermore, Ambassador Ebrahimkhel attended and spoke at the Side Event on The IAEA’s Legislative Assistance Programme. In her intervention, Ambassador Ebrahimkhel emphasized the importance of the IAEA technical cooperation programme and the Office of Legal Affairs’ support for Afghanistan in developing and maintaining national legal frameworks for the safe, secure and peaceful use of nuclear technology. As a founding member of the IAEA in 1957, Afghanistan has started to benefit from the Agency’s excellent cooperation as early as its establishment. Ambassador Ebrahimkhel called on all Member States to share their views on past experiences, benefits, and lesson learned from the IAEA technical cooperation activities.

The IAEA General Conference was enriched by exhibitions organized by the numerous Member States, organizations and the IAEA Secretariat. Ambassador Ebrahimkhel took an active role in personally visiting each booth and shared the needs and priorities of Afghanistan and advised the Mission team to follow-up the cooperation and the offered services by each Member States. Ambassador Ebrahimkhel commended their efforts for ensuring the peaceful and safe use of nuclear science and technology for global sustainable development.

Ambassador Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel attends Side Event on The IAEA’s Legislative Assistance Programme: Addressing Member State’s Needs, on the margins of the IAEA’s 63rd General Conference

Ambassador Ebrahimkhel attended and spoke at the Side Event on The IAEA’s Legislative Assistance Programme, which took place on the side-lines of the IAEA’s 63rd General Conference. In her intervention, Ambassador Ebrahimkhel emphasized the importance of the IAEA technical cooperation programme and the Office of Legal Affairs’ support for Afghanistan in developing and maintaining national legal frameworks for the safe, secure and peaceful use of nuclear technology.

As a founding member of the IAEA in 1957, Afghanistan has started to benefit from the Agency’s excellent cooperation as early as its establishment. Over the past few years Afghanistan has been able to benefit from the Agency’s Technical Cooperation Programme in different priority areas. Today we keep benefitting from the IAEA’s support through a new Country Programme Framework for the next six years for Afghanistan that has been signed at the margins of the IAEA General Conference.

Afghanistan has also received IAEA assistance for developing and revising Afghanistan’s Nuclear Energy Act, which was approved by Afghan parliament in 2017.

Ambassador Ebrahimkhel concluded her remarks by thanking the IAEA, friend and allies for their contribution and continuous support to Afghanistan and called on all Member States to share their views on past experiences, benefits and lesson learned from the IAEA technical cooperation activities.

 

Ambassador Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel attends Side Event on Improving the Management of Cardiovascular Diseases in Women on the margins of the IAEA’s 63rd General Conference

Ambassador Ebrahimkhel attends side event on Improving the Management of Cardiovascular Diseases in Women, which took place on the side-lines of the IAEA’s 63rd General Conference. Experts at the event reviewed the pivotal role of nuclear techniques in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, particularly in women. Panellists discussed the importance of recognizing the atypical symptoms of cardiovascular diseases in women for treatment and diagnosis.

Ambassador Ebrahimkhel attended this important event to stand for women empowerment and health equality. We need to empower women, society at large, health care providers and the medical community to reach health equality.

IAEA support is essential for providing better diagnostic care, providing training in medical imaging in cardiology and strengthening clinical standards, educational resources and opportunities for Afghan specialists.

Ambassador Ebrahimkhel attends the United Nations Office on Drugs Briefing session for new UNODC focal points at Permanent Missions

Ambassador Ebrahimkhel attended the UNODC Briefing session for new UNODC focal points at Permanent Missions.  The briefing provided an insightful overview of all UNODC departments and their respective mandates and strategic planning. Ambassador Ebrahimkhel attendance showed gratitude to all UNODC Departments and staff for their efforts and cooperation.

During the briefing, Mr. Jean-Luc Lemahieu, Director in the Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs, in his introductory remarks and overview spoke of his positive personal experience in Afghanistan and recognized his and UNODC’s close cooperation with Ambassador Ebrahimkhel.

A large number of delegations were present, including many new UNODC focal points at Permanent Missions.

The United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime UNODC hosts Tripartite meeting of the project “Monitoring of opium production in Afghanistan”

The Tripartite meeting of the project “Monitoring of opium production in Afghanistan” (project AFGF98) took place on 17 September 2019 at the Vienna International Centre.

This technical meeting was hosted by representatives of the National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA), Afghanistan, and involved representatives of donor countries, experts from the Member States that contribute financially to the implementation of the opium survey, and relevant UNODC staff.

Ambassador Ebrahimkhel attended the meeting to personally thank the donor countries for their contribution and the joint efforts being made by UNODC and Afghan counterparts and stakeholders.

As per agreement in the publication plan of the AFGF98 project, UNODC will soon launch the Afghanistan Opium Survey Report 2019.

IAEA writes on new Country Programme Framework for Afghanistan for 2019-2023

Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel, Ambassador to the Republic of Austria and Permanent/Resident Representative to the United Nations and other International and Regional Organizations in Vienna, and Dazhu Yang, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, signed Afghanistan’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2019–2023 on 16 September 2019. A CPF is the frame of reference for the medium-term planning of technical cooperation between a Member State and the IAEA and identifies priority areas where the transfer of nuclear technology and technical cooperation resources will be directed to support national development goals.

Read more on: https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/afghanistan-signs-a-country-programme-framework-cpf-for-2019-2023

Ambassador Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel signs the Country Programme Framework for the State of Afghanistan with the International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA for the next six years

At the margins of the 63rd Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference, Ambassador Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel signs a new Country Programme Framework for the period 2019-2023 for Afghanistan.

During the signing ceremony, Ambassador Ebrahimkhel paid tribute to the late Director-General, Mr. Yukiya Amano, for his strong leadership over the past years and expressed her heartfelt condolences for his passing away. Afghanistan is grateful to IAEA, under the Director General Amano’s leadership, for its significant support to the country.

Ambassador Ebrahimkhel commended the joint efforts of the IAEA Technical Cooperation Department, in particular Deputy Director-General Dazhu Yang, and the Afghanistan Atomic Energy High Commission for their hard work in preparing the Country Programme Framework.

The Framework will serve as a key instrument for strengthening technical cooperation between the Government of Afghanistan and the Secretariat. It provides an excellent cooperation framework in four mutually agreed areas, namely:

  • Radiation Safety Infrastructure
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Human Health and Nutrition
  • Human Capital Development

Ambassador Ebrahimkhel concluded the meeting by once again expressing her most sincere appreciation for the work of the IAEA Technical Cooperation Department and all relevant counterparts for the completion of this important Framework and kindly requested from all IAEA members, in particular the regional members, to pay special attention to Afghanistan and to continue supporting the country in areas of capacity building and training of Afghan stakeholders.

Read more on https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/afghanistan-signs-a-country-programme-framework-cpf-for-2019-2023

International Cultural Diversity Organization (ICDO) Panel Discussion on Women in Leadership Positions, Inclusion and Diversity in Society

Ambassador Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel keeps very dear ICDO’s objective to promote diversity and interculturality with the goal of bringing people closer together and closing the cultural gaps.

This is very much in line with the priorities of the Embassy and Permanent Mission of Afghanistan in Vienna, where they share the same goal of understanding and closing the cultural gaps.

For this reason, the young President and the young Ambassadors of ICDO included Ambassador Ebrahimkhel’s speech in a Panel Discussion dedicated to women empowerment, one of the many intercultural activities of the week.

In her speech to ICDO, Ambassador Ebrahimkhel shared a message to her own fellow Afghans living abroad, “While abroad, like here in Austria, I encourage you all to get integrated, educated, polish your skills and contribute to society with the goal of becoming role models for your fellow Afghan countrymen and women and become Ambassadors of Peace and of Understanding among the cultures.”

Ambassador Ebrahimkhel shared her appreciation for ICDO’s work in empowering youth and diversity. ICDO gives youth new opportunities and most importantly hope. Hope for change.

SOCIETY for the 100th Anniversary of the National Day of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

On the occasion of the 100th National Day, the Ambassador H.E. Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel talked with SOCIETY publisher Gertrud Tauchhammer and pointed out the very good relations between Austria and Afghanistan and the importance of the Society Magazine as a platform for sharing information on the diversities and culture of Afghanistan.

Fostering the excellent relations with the beautiful host country Austria is certainly a priority for the Embassy and SOCIETY provides one of the many links between the Austrian and Afghan citizens.

For further information please see: http://society.at/2019/09/06/afghanistan-100th-anniversary-of-the-national-day/

پیام سفیر جمهوری اسلامی افغانستان مقیم ویانا به مناسبت ارج گذاری 28 اسد روز استقلال کشور

پیام سفیر جمهوری اسلامی افغانستان مقیم ویانا به مناسبت ارج گذاری بیست و هشتم اسد روز استقلال کشور

 

په ویانا کې دافغانستان د اسلامي جمهوریت د سفیر او دایمي استازې پیغام

 

Today marks 100 years of independence for Afghanistan