KABUL, May 16 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (NAMA) has welcomed what it said a "reinvigorated efforts" in fighting corruption in Afghanistan, a statement posted on its website said Wednesday.
"The United Nations stands firmly in supporting Afghanistan's reinvigorated efforts to fight corruption," the statement quoted Tadamichi Yamamoto, the UN Secretary-General's special representative for Afghanistan, as saying.
According to the statement, the United Nations has been encouraged by the new efforts brought about in a short time by the Civil Service Commission (CSC), and the increased activity of the Anti-Corruption Justice Center in prosecuting and adjudicating complex administrative corruption cases.
Titled "Afghanistan's Fight against Corruption: From Strategies to Implementation," UNAMA's second anti-corruption report analyses the contributions made by civil society and independent institutions, along with all three branches of government, the executive, the legislative and the judiciary, the statement read.
The organization described Afghanistan's new anti-corruption strategy as a strong tool, but noted that a short-term strategy will have limited impact on the lives of the Afghan people.
"It has become clear that all Afghan institutions, along with all segments of society, must now engage in fighting corruption to rebuild integrity, accountability and transparency in the country, with a long-term agenda," Yamamoto said.
The report said that although many legal and policy reforms have been undertaken, corruption continues to be a substantial obstacle to the long-term peace and prosperity in Afghanistan.
The envoy noted that the organization was confident that the recommendations will be well received and will help Afghanistan in advancing its anti-corruption reform agenda.