Press releases

  • 25 Nov 2020 - KABUL - On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW), the United Nations in Afghanistan calls on everyone to increase efforts to prevent and redress violence against women and girls, particularly in the context of the outbreak of COVID-19.
  • 24 Nov 2020 - International community renews its long-term commitment to the people of Afghanistan with significant pledges at the conference. Afghanistan and international partners commit to shared development objectives for 2021 – 2024, and adopt a communique calling for an end to the war and a durable peace, stability and prosperity.
  • 22 Nov 2020 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General condemns the rocket attacks in Kabul today which resulted in the death and injury of many civilians. He expresses his deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. 
  • 02 Nov 2020 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General strongly condemns the horrific attack at Kabul University in Afghanistan. He expresses his deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. This appalling attack, the second in ten days on a school facility in Kabul, is also an assault on the human right to education. 
  • 31 Oct 2020 - Friends of Afghan Women Ambassadors’ Group Statement on the 20th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325on Women, Peace and Security
  • 27 Oct 2020 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the atrocious and cowardly terrorist attack that took place at the Kabul Education Center, Afghanistan, on 24 October 2020. The attack, which was claimed by ISIL (Da’esh) resulted in at least 24 people killed, including pupils, and wounded dozens of students. 
  • 27 Oct 2020 - KABUL - The number of Afghan civilians killed and injured in the conflict has failed to slow since the start of intra-Afghan peace talks, although the overall civilian casualty figure for the first nine months of 2020 dropped by around 30 per cent compared to the same period in
  • 27 Oct 2020 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General is following with great concern the violent incidents which have occurred in Afghanistan over the past several days. These incidents have claimed the lives of over 40 civilians and injured several others, among them women and children.
  • 19 Oct 2020 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General strongly condemns the indiscriminate attack today on a provincial police headquarters in Afghanistan’s province of Ghor, in an area where many civilians are present.  
  • 06 Oct 2020 - KABUL - Afghanistan and international partners in Kabul today officially launched preparations for the 2020 Afghanistan Conference, scheduled to take place 23-24 November at the Palais des Nations in Geneva and be co-hosted by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GoIRA), Finland and the United Nations.
  • 05 Oct 2020 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General strongly condemns the suicide attack on 3 October at a district administrative building in Afghanistan’s province of Nangarhar in an area where many civilians are present. The attack claimed the lives of at least 13 people and injured dozens more. Those who carry out such crimes must be held accountable.
  • 18 Sep 2020 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council welcomed the start of Afghanistan Peace Negotiations in Doha, Qatar on 12 September 2020.  The members of the Security Council reaffirmed the Security Council’s strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and national unity of Afghanistan.  
  • 15 Sep 2020 - KABUL - The 2020 Afghanistan Conference scheduled for 23-24 November 2020 in Geneva is a milestone event in Afghanistan’s journey to peace, prosperity and self-reliance.
  • 11 Sep 2020 - KABUL - The United Nations family in Afghanistan welcomes upcoming face-to-face peace talks between Afghan parties in Doha, Qatar. The suffering of the Afghan people has gone on for far too long.

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