09 Jul 2020 - KABUL - The Ambassadorial Anti-Corruption Group* is deeply concerned about the slowdown in Afghanistan’s anti-corruption efforts, as documented by the recently published UNAMA annual anti-corruption report.
02 Jul 2020 - KABUL- With the prospect of peace talks starting this month between Afghan government and Taliban negotiators, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) urges parties to redouble efforts at protecting civilians from harm and de-escalating the conflict in order to save lives and create a conducive environment for the upcoming talks in D
30 Jun 2020 - NEW YORK - The Security Council held a video conference on UNAMA/Afghanistan on 25 June, 2020. The members of the Security Council were briefed by Ms Deborah Lyons, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan, Ms Ghada Fathi Waly, Executive Director of UNODC, and Ms Shaharzad Akbar, Chairperson of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC).
23 May 2020 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement by the Government of Afghanistan and the Taliban of a ceasefire to enable the Afghan people to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday in peace.
19 May 2020 - KABUL - Rising numbers of civilian casualties in Afghanistan, with a disregard for international law aimed at protecting civilians from harm, underscore the urgent need for parties to halt the fighting and to re-focus on starting intra-Afghan peace negotiations.
17 May 2020 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes the agreement reached between President Ashraf Ghani and Dr Abdullah Abdullah, to resolve the political impasse and enable the leaders to address the grave challenges facing the country.
13 May 2020 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attacks that took place at the MSF Clinic in Kabul, Afghanistan, during which at least 20 civilians, including women and children, were killed,and at a funeral in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, during which at least 24 civilians were kil
12 May 2020 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General strongly condemns the horrific attack today on a hospital in Kabul, which killed and wounded dozens of people, including women and children. He is also following with concern the escalation of violence in the country. Attacks claimed scores of lives in Balkh, Khost, and Nangarhar provinces.
05 May 2020 - KABUL - Last week H.E. First Vice-President Amrullah Saleh and Special Representative of the Secretary-General Deborah Lyons held their first meeting since assuming their respective offices.
03 May 2020 - KABUL - World Press Freedom Day is a time to reflect on the enormous value free media contributes to open and healthy societies, and how we all must play our part in defending press freedom.
27 Apr 2020 - KABUL - More than 500 civilians, including more than 150 children, were killed due to the fighting in Afghanistan during the first quarter of 2020, according to a United Nations report released today, highlighting the urgent need for all parties to the conflict to do more to protect civilians from harm, especially in view of the looming threat posed to al