Press releases

  • 21 Oct 2017 - KABUL - The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto, expressed outrage and condemned Friday’s attacks targeting mosques and worshippers in Kabul and Ghor province. At least 59 people were killed and a further 60 others injured, including many women and children.
  • 05 Oct 2017 - KABUL - The Government of Afghanistan, the international community and representatives from Afghanistan’s civil society and private sector met today to discuss progress and achievements in Afghanistan’s reform agenda, and to reaffirm their partnership and commitment to the country’s long-term development.
  • 04 Oct 2017 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is pleased to announce the signing, along with the Afghan Independent Election Commission and the Electoral Complaints Commission, of the Project Document to support Afghanistan elections.
  • 04 Oct 2017 - KABUL - The Government of Afghanistan, the international community and representatives from Afghanistan’s civil society and the private sector will meet tomorrow at the 2017 Senior Officials Meeting to discuss progress and achievements in Afghanistan’s development and reform agenda, and to reaffirm their partnership and commitment to the country’s long-term development.
  • 24 Sep 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
  • 20 Sep 2017 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes today’s launch of the National Electoral Forum by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) as an important step towards elections seen as credible, transparent, and inclusive in the eyes of the Afghan people. 
  • 31 Aug 2017 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is gravely concerned by the killing of at least 28 civilians and injury of 16 others – all women and children – during air strikes in Herat and Logar provinces this week.
  • 31 Aug 2017 - KABUL - As Afghans prepare to mark the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha, the head of the UN family in Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto, wishes all Afghans a peaceful and joyous celebration.
  • 26 Aug 2017 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns yesterday’s attack at Imam Zaman mosque in Kabul that killed at least 20 civilians, including seven women and one child, and injured more than 30 others. These preliminary figures may rise.
  • 20 Aug 2017 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) released today the initial findings of its human rights fact-finding into the 3 to 5 August attack on Mirza Olang village in Sayyad district of Sari Pul province.
  • 02 Aug 2017 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place in a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan, on 1 August 2017, which resulted in more than 90 people killed or injured, for which local affiliates of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) have claimed responsibility.
  • 02 Aug 2017 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns last night’s attack at the Jawadia mosque in Herat which killed at least 31 civilians, including 2 children, and injured more than 60 others. Two attackers entered the Shia mosque during the evening prayer time when several hundred worshipers were present, opening fire and detonating two suicide improvised explosive devices against the congregation.
  • 02 Aug 2017 - NEW YORK -  The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attack against worshippers gathered in a mosque in the Afghan city of Herat on 1 August which killed at least 15 civilians and injured many more. Attacks that deliberately target civilians are clear violations of fundamental human rights and international humanitarian law. 
  • 01 Aug 2017 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack against the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 31 July, 2017, which resulted in the death of two Afghan civilian employees inside the Embassy and the injury of a police officer, for which local affiliates of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) have claimed responsibility.

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