17 Oct 2019 - KABUL - Figures released today by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) showing record-high levels of civilian casualties in the third quarter of 2019 indicate an urgent need for all parties to the conflict to do more to protect civilians from harm.
15 Oct 2019 - KABUL - A special report released today by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) describes the severe impact of election-related violence on civilians, mainly coming from the Taliban’s deliberate campaign of violence and intimidation to disrupt Afghanistan’s presidential election.
13 Oct 2019 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is encouraged by the Afghan people who turned out to have their voices heard on 28 September and to exercise their constitutional right to vote for their next president.
This presidential election was the first completely run by Afghan authorities since 2001 and is an important milestone in Afghanistan’s transition to self-reliance.
09 Oct 2019 - KABUL / GENEVA - A United Nations special report, which examines the impact on civilians of United States’ airstrikes on alleged drug-processing facilities on 5 May 2019 in Afghanistan, determines that the operation caused a large number of civilian casualties. The report also examines the legal framework applicable to this incident.
02 Oct 2019 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council noted the holding of the presidential elections in Afghanistan on 28 September 2019 as another important step in the democratic development of the country.
29 Sep 2019 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General welcomes the conduct of presidential elections in Afghanistan on 28 September. He commends all Afghans who exercised their democratic voice and upheld their right to vote, braving security concerns. He congratulates them on their commitment to selecting their leaders through the ballot box.
27 Sep 2019 - NEW YORK - On the eve of the 28 September presidential election in Afghanistan, the Secretary-General urges all stakeholders to ensure that Afghan voters, women and men, are able to exercise their right to vote. This is crucial as Afghanistan strives to consolidate a democratic and inclusive political system.
26 Sep 2019 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) voices its continuing deep concerns about the high number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan and reiterates that all parties to the conflict must do their utmost to protect civilians from harm.
25 Sep 2019 - KABUL - In the run-up to voting on 28 September in presidential elections, the United Nations in Afghanistan urges all stakeholders to play their part in creating conditions for citizens to vote in safety and for the credibility of the electoral process to be safeguarded.
19 Sep 2019 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the continuing high number of attacks in Afghanistan in recent weeks, and, most lately, in Qalat, Zabul Province on 19 September, which resulted in at least 20 people killed and more than 95 injured, for which the Taliban have claimed responsibility.
17 Sep 2019 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General strongly condemns the suicide attacks today at an election campaign rally in Parwan Province and a public square in Kabul, Afghanistan, which caused numerous civilian casualties.
He expresses his deep sympathies to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Afghanistan.
16 Sep 2019 - KABUL – The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) recognizes the efforts of the Afghan electoral authorities, as well as security forces and others, in preparing 28 September presidential elections under challenging circumstances.
08 Sep 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 (http://webtv.un.org), scheduled to commence Tuesday 10 September, at 10:00 New York local time (18:30 Kabul local).
The session will also be available as a viewable video clip, a few hours after the meeting, in the Web TV feed.
03 Sep 2019 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General strongly condemns yesterday’s attack in Kabul by the Taliban. Such indiscriminate attacks can never be justified. The Secretary-General expresses his deepest sympathy to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.