Press releases

  • 26 Dec 2019 - KABUL - Peace is crucial for the future of Afghanistan. I welcome the efforts made by the people of Afghanistan and other key actors to make progress and realize direct intra-Afghan talks. While recognizing the many challenges to be addressed in any peace efforts, the United Nations remains committed to supporting an inclusive Afghan-led process that upholds the human rights of all citizens and leads to sustainable peace.
  • 22 Dec 2019 - KABUL, 22 December 2019 - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes the announcement of the preliminary results for Afghanistan’s presidential election and commends the country’s electoral bodies – the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) – for their work leading up to the announcement.
  • 15 Dec 2019 - KABUL - Media can follow the live broadcast of the UN Security Council session on the Secretary-General’s latest Report on Afghanistan on UN Web TV (, scheduled to commence Monday, 16 December, at 15:00 New York local time (Tuesday, 17 December at 00:30 Kabul local time). The session will also be available as a viewable video clip, a few hours after the meeting, in the Web TV feed.
  • 10 Dec 2019 - KABUL - Marking International Human Rights Day, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) joined the global campaign ‘Youth Stand Up for Human Rights’ to highlight the role of young people as constructive agents of change, to amplify their voices and to engage a broad range of audiences in the promotion and protection of human rights.
  • 09 Dec 2019 - KABUL - Marking International Anti-Corruption Day, the United Nations reiterates its support to Afghanistan’s initiatives to fight corruption, acknowledges steps made to challenge impunity and highlights the pressing need for demonstrable progress in countering the blight.
  • 03 Dec 2019 - KABUL - UN envoy Tadamichi Yamamoto led a delegation yesterday to meet with Afghanistan’s security agencies chaired by President Ashraf Ghani concerning last week’s incident in Kabul which resulted in the killing a UN staff member.
  • 25 Nov 2019 - KABUL - Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls, and the start of 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence, the UN in Afghanistan calls on the Government and the Afghan people to further efforts to end sexual and gender-based violence, including impunity for these crimes.
  • 24 Nov 2019 - It is with profound sadness that the UN family in Afghanistan confirms the killing tonight of a colleague, as well as injuries to two others, when a UN-marked vehicle was attacked in Kabul. Our deepest condolences are with our colleague’s family, who have been informed. No further information about the identity of our international colleague who was killed, nor of those injured, an Afghan and another international colleague, will be released in the immediate future.
  • 24 Nov 2019 - The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attack on a United Nations vehicle in Kabul today, which killed a United Nations colleague and injured two others. He expresses his deepest condolences to the family of the victim and wishes a swift recovery to the injured.
  • 13 Nov 2019 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) provides the following information in relation to the recent publication in the media of official correspondence between UNAMA’s head and the Chair of the Independent Election Commission (IEC), as well as subsequent statements and commentary in the Afghan media.
  • 24 Oct 2019 - NEW YORK - On October 24, to mark UN Day, Secretary-General António Guterres announced that next year’s commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations will feature a large and inclusive global conversation on the role of global cooperation in building the future we want.
  • 21 Oct 2019 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place inside a mosque in the Haska Mena district in Nangarhar province, on 18 October 2019, which resulted in more than 60 civilians killed and nearly 60 civilians injured.
  • 20 Oct 2019 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the attack that took place Friday at a mosque in Nangarhar’s Deh Balah district, killing and injuring more than 100 civilians, among them many children.
  • 18 Oct 2019 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General strongly condemns the 18 October attack inside a mosque during Friday prayers in Nangarhar province, eastern Afghanistan, which resulted in scores of civilians killed and dozens more injured, including children. Those responsible for this attack must be held accountable.