12 Sep 2018 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attacks that took place in Afghanistan, in Kabul on 5 September, which was claimed by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh), and in Nangarhar on 11 September. The terrorist attacks, at a sports centre, several schools and a protest rally, resulted in at least 61 people killed and many more injured.
11 Sep 2018 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the series of bombings today in Nangarhar province which killed at least 21 civilians and injured more than 60 others, and voices its mounting concern at the pattern of attacks targeting civilians and schools.
07 Sep 2018 - NEW YORK - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Ingrid Hayden of Australia as his Deputy Special Representative (Political) for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).
06 Sep 2018 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General condemns yesterday’s twin attack in Kabul City targeting civilians at a sports centre in an area populated by Afghanistan’s Shi’a community.
The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. Every effort should be made to bring to justice those who organized this attack against civilians.
06 Sep 2018 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns yesterday’s attack targeting civilians at a Kabul sports centre which killed at least 22 civilians and wounded more than 75 others.
27 Aug 2018 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council welcomed the announcement by the Government of Afghanistan on 19 August of a second conditional ceasefire with the Taliban from the start of the Eid al-Adha holiday.
21 Aug 2018 - KABUL - As Muslims around the world prepare to mark the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha, I wish all Afghans a peaceful and joyous celebration.
Eid-ul-Adha is a time of peace, which all Afghans long for. I hope that families around Afghanistan will be able to come together and celebrate Eid in an environment free of fear and violence.
21 Aug 2018 - NEW YORK - Terrorism is one of the most challenging issues of our time and a serious threat to international peace and security. From Tajikistan to the United Kingdom, from Baghdad to Barcelona, these ruthless attacks have shaken us all to the core. No country can consider itself immune, with almost every nationality in the world falling victim to terrorist attacks.
20 Aug 2018 - Kabul - UNAMA welcomes the announcement by the Government of a conditional ceasefire for the upcoming Eid and calls on the parties to the conflict to seize this opportunity to put an end to violence.
“A mutual ceasefire would further the prospects for talks to take place between the parties to the conflict to find a political settlement,” said Tadamichi Yamamoto, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan.
18 Aug 2018 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the Kabul school attack that the Mission has now verified to have killed 40 students and injured 67, the majority of whom were young women and men.
16 Aug 2018 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms the suicide attack yesterday on an education centre in Kabul. According to reports, many of the victims at the co-educational facility were students under the age of 18. Those responsible for this heinous attack must be held accountable.
16 Aug 2018 - NEW YORK - The Secretary General conveys his condolences to the families who have suffered from the recent Taliban attacks in Ghazni.
The Secretary-General stresses the urgent need for an immediate ceasefire and the opening of talks between the parties to the conflict to negotiate a sustainable peace. The targeting of civilians and of civilian facilities are clear violations of international humanitarian law.
16 Aug 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 15 August, targeting an education centre, which resulted in at least 48 people killed and numerous wounded.