Press releases

  • 06 Jan 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 4 January, which resulted in at least 15 people killed and 25 injured, for which the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) has claimed responsibility.
  • 31 Dec 2017 - NEW YORK - Dear friends around the world, Happy New Year. When I took office one year ago, I appealed for 2017 to be a year for peace. Unfortunately - in fundamental ways, the world has gone in reverse. On New Year’s Day 2018, I am not issuing an appeal. I am issuing an alert - a red alert for our world.
  • 30 Dec 2017 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is pleased to announce that at the second project board meeting to support parliamentary elections, a new agreement was signed to enable enhanced contributions to the voter registration budget.
  • 29 Dec 2017 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General condemns the attack today on the Tabyan Cultural Center as well as a media outlet in Kabul. The indiscriminate attack caused hundreds of civilian casualties, including women and children.
  • 29 Dec 2017 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attacks that took place in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 28 December, which resulted in more than 40 people killed and 80 injured, for which the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) has claimed responsibility.
  • 28 Dec 2017 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns today’s attack in Kabul that so far caused around 100 casualties, including scores dead. Preliminary findings indicate many children among the casualties and that the overall number of civilian casualties may rise. The attack occurred in Kabul’s Qalai Nazir neighbourhood, a predominantly Shi’a Muslim area, hitting the Tabayan Cultural Centre where civilians had gathered to commemorate a national day.
  • 20 Dec 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.
  • 10 Dec 2017 - KABUL - Marking International Human Rights Day and as Afghanistan celebrates its National Remembrance Day, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) underscores the enduring importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and welcomes Afghanistan’s renewed commitments to the protection and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
  • 25 Nov 2017 - KABUL - A life free from all forms of violence is the right of every Afghan woman and girl. It is time for united action from all in order to achieve this goal, the UN in Afghanistan said today in marking International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the commencement of 16 days of activities aimed at raising awareness about this critical issue.
  • 22 Nov 2017 - KABUL - Strengthening women’s participation in all aspects of the electoral process was the focus of this year’s Global Open Days events across Afghanistan, a series of nationwide dialogues around women, peace and security.
  • 16 Nov 2017 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns today’s attack in Kabul’s Aspa Square that killed at least nine civilians, including one child, and injured at least 16 others. Preliminary findings indicate that in the Labe Jar Area of Aspa Square, a suicide attacker detonated a body-borne improvised explosive device where a large gathering of Jamiat party members had taken place and when attendees were leaving the conference hall.
  • 07 Nov 2017 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) today released a special report documenting a sharp increase in attacks against places of worship, religious leaders and worshippers, including attacks against Shi’a Muslim places of worship and congregations.
  • 25 Oct 2017 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes the holding of the Second National Election Forum and the commitment of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and the Electoral Complaints Commission to continuing sustained consultations with electoral stakeholders that are crucial to credible, transparent and inclusive elections.
  • 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.

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