19 Jun 2018 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the two heinous and cowardly terrorist attacks that took place in Nangarhar, Afghanistan, on 16 and 17 June, which resulted in at least 43 people killed and 45 injured. For one of those attacks, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) has claimed responsibility.
18 Jun 2018 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council welcomed the announcement by the Government of Afghanistan on 16 June, to extend the temporary ceasefire with the Taliban after the Eid al-Fitr holiday.
17 Jun 2018 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General welcomes the Afghan Government’s announcement of the extension of the unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban.
The Secretary-General urges the Taliban to heed the call for peace from the Afghan people and also extend the ceasefire.
16 Jun 2018 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) commends the Government of Afghanistan and the Taliban for honoring the ceasefires. UNAMA welcomes the announcement made today by President Ghani to extend the ceasefire with the Taliban beyond Eid-ul-Fitr.
11 Jun 2018 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council welcomed the announcement by the Government of Afghanistan on 7 June of a temporary ceasefire with the Taliban for the end of Ramadan and the Eid al-Fitr holiday.
The members of the Security Council also welcomed the subsequent announcement by the Taliban of a three-day partial ceasefire, urging them to reciprocate the Government’s temporary ceasefire in full.
09 Jun 2018 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement by the Taliban of a three-day partial ceasefire during the Eid al-Fitr holiday. This follows the recent announcement by the Government of Afghanistan that it will begin a seven-day ceasefire during the upcoming holiday.
The Secretary-General strongly believes that there is no military solution to this conflict and that only a political settlement can bring an end to the suffering in Afghanistan.
07 Jun 2018 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement by the Government of Afghanistan of a temporary ceasefire with the Taliban for the Eid al-Fitr holiday.
The Secretary-General urges the Taliban to reciprocate the temporary ceasefire and accept President Ashraf Ghani’s peace offer to commence direct talks to bring an end to the long suffering of the Afghan people.
05 Jun 2018 - KABUL - The attack against a group of religious leaders peacefully gathered in Kabul to issue a joint declaration that would contribute to a safer and more secure Afghanistan is totally unacceptable. I am outraged by this attack and condemn it. I continue to be outraged at those extremist groups seeking to derail efforts made in the interest of peace.
05 Jun 2018 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General condemns the suicide attack in Kabul today that targeted religious scholars, who had gathered from across the country to promote peace in Afghanistan. A number of civilian causalities are reported.
The Secretary-General reiterates that no cause can justify such violence. Targeting civilians in this way is a clear violation of international law, including international human rights law.
29 May 2018 - KABUL - A law on the elimination of violence against women has been in place in Afghanistan since 2009, but Afghan women’s access to justice remains severely inadequate, finds a new report released today by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).
24 May 2018 - KABUL - The United Nations in Afghanistan welcomes the release in Kabul of a colleague and her child held hostage since January, while expressing outrage at their abduction and the earlier murder of another colleague who was also seized during the same incident.
The release of the woman and her young son is of enormous relief to their loved ones, colleagues and to the entire UN family in Afghanistan.