Press releases

  • 25 Apr 2017 - KABUL - Afghanistan authorities have made headway in their fight against corruption while enormous challenges remain, finds a new United Nations report released today.
  • 24 Apr 2017 - GENEVA/KABUL - Conflict-related detainees in Afghanistan continue to face torture and ill-treatment in government detention facilities, a UN report released today has found. The report also says that the Afghan Government has committed to fully eliminating the practice.
  • 13 Apr 2017 - GENEVA - The UN Committee against Torture is meeting in Geneva from 18 April to 12 May to review the following countries in sessions that will be webcast live: Pakistan (18-19 April); Lebanon (20-21 April); Bahrain (21 and 24 April); Afghanistan (25-26 April); Argentina (26-27 April) and Republic of Korea (2-3 May).
  • 06 Apr 2017 - Women’s role in the peace process was the focus of a conference held today in Herat with around 50 women participants from more than a dozen districts from across the north western province. Facilitated by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), the conference was addressed by the Minister of Women’s Affairs, Dilbar Nazari, and the Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Jamila Afghani, who both spoke in support of local women’s efforts on peace.
  • 30 Mar 2017 - KABUL, 30 March 2017 - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is encouraged by the strong partnership between the Government of Afghanistan, Afghan electoral institutions, and the international community towards the holding of credible, transparent parliamentary and district council elections.
  • 20 Mar 2017 - KABUL - Nowruz is a special occasion for Afghans. It is a time for renewal and celebration, promoting values of peace and solidarity between generations and communities. It contributes to cultural diversity and friendship among people.
  • 09 Mar 2017 - KABUL - The UN Security Council has scheduled the next briefing to discuss the UN Secretary-General António Guterres' latest report on the situation in Afghanistan. The report is available here.
  • 09 Mar 2017 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place in Kabul on 8 March 2017, which resulted in more than 120 people killed or injured, for which local affiliates of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) have claimed responsibility.
  • 08 Mar 2017 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan condemns today’s complex attack on Kabul’s Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan Hospital. The hospital treats sick and wounded members of the armed forces and their family members, and is the largest medical military facility in Afghanistan.
  • 08 Mar 2017 - KABUL - The United Nations in Afghanistan celebrates International Women’s Day today, which in 2017 is being marked globally under the theme of “Women in the Changing World of Work.” With this day, the UN is making a universal call for women’s participation in all professions and highlighting their essential contributions in all spheres of work.
  • 08 Mar 2017 - NEW YORK - Women’s rights are human rights. But in these troubled times, as our world becomes more unpredictable and chaotic, the rights of women and girls are being reduced, restricted and reversed. Empowering women and girls is the only way to protect their rights and make sure they can realize their full potential.
  • 02 Mar 2017 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attacks that occurred on 1 March 2017 in two areas of Kabul, Afghanistan, which resulted in at least 15 people dead and dozens injured, for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility.
  • 17 Feb 2017 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns yesterday’s killing of 12 civilians, including eight children returning home from school for the weekend, caused when the vehicle in which they were travelling detonated a pressure-plate improvised explosive device (PPIED) placed on a main public road in Paktika province.
  • 12 Feb 2017 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) expresses its grave concern at the recent escalation of violence in Helmand province, which reportedly claimed the lives of at least 25 civilians, mostly women and children, and injured many more.