Press releases

  • 16 Aug 2018 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms the suicide attack yesterday on an education centre in Kabul. According to reports, many of the victims at the co-educational facility were students under the age of 18. Those responsible for this heinous attack must be held accountable.
  • 16 Aug 2018 - NEW YORK - The Secretary General conveys his condolences to the families who have suffered from the recent Taliban attacks in Ghazni. The Secretary-General stresses the urgent need for an immediate ceasefire and the opening of talks between the parties to the conflict to negotiate a sustainable peace. The targeting of civilians and of civilian facilities are clear violations of international humanitarian law.
  • 16 Aug 2018 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 15 August, targeting an education centre, which resulted in at least 48 people killed and numerous wounded.
  • 15 Aug 2018 - KABUL - Under-Secretary-General Vladimir Voronkov, Head of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism appealed for support to the victims of terrorism today in Kabul.
  • 15 Aug 2018 - KABUL - The Taliban’s attack against Ghazni city, and the subsequent fighting in densely populated urban spaces, has again caused terrible suffering to civilians caught in the conflict. Equally unacceptable, the fight for the city of Ghazni has exacerbated deep-rooted wounds dividing Afghan communities at a time when cohesion is more crucial than ever before.
  • 14 Aug 2018 - KABUL - On the occasion of the first International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism, Under-Secretary-General Vladimir Voronkov, Head of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism is visiting Afghanistan, at the invitation of the Government, to commemorate and pay tribute to victims of terrorism.
  • 13 Aug 2018 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes the recent progress made toward Afghanistan’s parliamentary polls, including candidate vetting and other preparations required for printing ballots on schedule, as testament to Afghanistan’s successful ownership of the electoral process.
  • 08 Aug 2018 - NEW YORK - United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Mr. Miroslav Jenča, visited Afghanistan from 6 to 8 August 2018. He met with representatives of the Government of Afghanistan, political leaders and the diplomatic community.
  • 03 Aug 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 over the past week, targeting a medical center for midwives and a government building in Jalalabad as well as the Khawaja Hassan mosque in Gardez, resulting in at least 48 people killed and numerous wounded.
  • 03 Aug 2018 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns today’s suicide attack that took place at a mosque in Gardez, killing at least 23 civilians and injuring at least 74 others. During Friday prayers, two suicide attackers detonated their explosive vests inside the Shia mosque. As there were civilian houses near the mosque, women and children were among the scores of civilian casualties.
  • 02 Aug 2018 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General condemns the 31 July suicide attack targeting the provincial government’s department of refugees and returnees in Jalalabad City, killing at least 15 civilians, including a staff member of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Any attack deliberately targeting civilians is unjustifiable and in clear violation of international law.
  • 01 Aug 2018 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes today’s announcement by the Independent Election Commission (IEC) of 20 April 2019 for the presidential election in Afghanistan.
  • 01 Aug 2018 - KABUL - It is with profound sadness that the United Nations family in Afghanistan confirms that an employee of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) was killed in yesterday’s attack on the Department of Refugees and Returnees in Jalalabad. Our immediate thoughts are with her family and friends.
  • 31 Jul 2018 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns in the strongest terms today’s attack in Jalalabad that killed at least 13 civilians and injured at least 20, and expresses its outrage at the recent pattern of attacks targeting civilians and civilian objects.

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