Press releases

  • 16 Oct 2018 - KABUL - As Afghans prepare for parliamentary elections, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) highlights the importance of domestic observers, as well as candidates’ agents and political party monitors, in the prevention of fraud.
  • 14 Oct 2018 - KABUL - The full participation of women in Afghanistan’s electoral process is vital to ensure that upcoming parliamentary elections are inclusive and credible, said the UN’s top envoy in a meeting with Afghan women from civil society, academia and advocacy groups.
  • 13 Oct 2018 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General condemns today’s lethal attacks against an election campaign rally in Takhar Province and a candidate’s office in Herat Province in Afghanistan. He extends his deepest sympathies to the families of those killed and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured.
  • 11 Oct 2018 - KABUL - With Afghanistan's Parliamentary elections little more than a week away, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) notes that, despite significant security challenges, progress has been made by the country's security forces in creating conditions for the majority of citizens to exercise their right to vote.
  • 10 Oct 2018 - KABUL - The figures released today by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) show continuing high casualty rates being inflicted on the Afghan civilian population, especially by anti-government elements. Covering the period 1 January to 30 September 2018, the new UN report documents 8,050 civilian casualties (2,798 dead and 5,252 injured), reflecting the same extreme levels of harm to civilians in comparison to the same period in 2017.
  • 09 Oct 2018 - KABUL - With less than two weeks to the polls to elect a new Parliament, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) highlights that taking part in elections is a citizen’s right enshrined in the Afghan Constitution and a basic human right for all people.
  • 07 Oct 2018 - KABUL - Anti-government elements must immediately end the indiscriminate and disproportionate use of all improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in areas frequented by civilians, said UNAMA in a special human rights report released today.
  • 02 Oct 2018 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General condemns the series of lethal attacks – including today’s suicide bombing at a campaign rally in Nangarhar Province, on candidates, their affiliates and their supporters – in Afghanistan in the run up to the October parliamentary elections. He extends his deepest sympathies to the families of those killed and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.
  • 02 Oct 2018 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) expresses its concern around the level of violence early in the campaigning period for the 20 October parliamentary elections, including intimidation and attacks against candidates, their agents and supporters. The Mission condemns today’s most serious incident that killed at least 14 civilians and wounded a further 42 when a suicide attacker struck at a campaign rally in Nangarhar.
  • 25 Sep 2018 - KABUL - Preliminary findings from the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) indicate that 12 civilians were killed Sunday in an airstrike in Maidan Wardak province during operations conducted by Pro-Government Forces in the area.
  • 25 Sep 2018 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) expresses its concern about the rising number of civilian casualties from airstrikes this year in Afghanistan, with credible reports of the latest incident occurring late Saturday in Kapisa province.
  • 12 Sep 2018 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General strongly condemns the series of bombings today in Nangarhar Province, targeting three schools and a group of demonstrators. He extends his condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a quick recovery to those injured.
  • 12 Sep 2018 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attacks that took place in Afghanistan, in Kabul on 5 September, which was claimed by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh), and in Nangarhar on 11 September. The terrorist attacks, at a sports centre, several schools and a protest rally, resulted in at least 61 people killed and many more injured.
  • 11 Sep 2018 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the series of bombings today in Nangarhar province which killed at least 21 civilians and injured more than 60 others, and voices its mounting concern at the pattern of attacks targeting civilians and schools.

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