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UN envoy Tom Koenigs (file photo) (AFP)
December 7, 2006 -- The UN's top diplomat in Afghanistan says the international community and Afghan government must redouble efforts to reconstruct the country to revive public confidence.
Envoy Tom Koenigs today said a report by a UN Security Council mission that visited Afghanistan in November recognizes that public confidence has been battered by the insurgency, corruption, the illegal drug trade, and poor law enforcement.
The mission urged security sector reforms, with the help of international support.
The commander of the NATO-led International Security and Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan warned
on October 8 that without visible improvements in the lives of ordinary Afghans, most Afghans could soon harbor an allegiance to the Taliban-led insurgency.