Press releases

  • 27 Jan 2018 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General strongly condemns the deadly attack today in central Kabul, which was claimed by the Taliban. Indiscriminate attacks against civilians are grave violations of human rights and international humanitarian law and can never be justified. Those responsible for today’s attack must be brought to justice.
  • 27 Jan 2018 - KABUL - On behalf of the United Nations in Afghanistan, I unequivocally condemn today’s attack in Kabul city in which scores of civilians were killed or injured.
  • 25 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 Jalalabad, Afghanistan, on 24 January, targeting an international humanitarian organization, which resulted in at least 5 people killed and numerous injured, for which the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) has claimed responsibility.
  • 25 Jan 2018 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) joins the Afghan authorities and the international community in condemning the attack on the Save the Children office that claimed the lives of several civilians and injured others, many of them humanitarian aid workers.
  • 24 Jan 2018 - NEW YORK - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has spoken out against the fatal attack on the Afghan offices of renowned international non-governmental organization Save the Children, saying that he was “appalled and deeply saddened” by the casualties. In a statement issued Wednesday by his Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric, the Secretary-General expressed his deep sympathy to the families of the victims.
  • 22 Jan 2018 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 20 January, which resulted in at least 22 people killed and 9 injured, for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility.
  • 22 Jan 2018 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General strongly condemns the 20 January attack, claimed by the Taliban, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul. The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. He expresses his solidarity with the Government and people of Afghanistan.
  • 21 Jan 2018 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the Taliban-claimed attack at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul that killed at least six civilians, including one woman, and injured at least three others. The Intercontinental Hotel was scheduled to hold a technology conference on 21 January, organized by Afghanistan’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. Also at the hotel, guests had gathered for a wedding ceremony.
  • 18 Jan 2018 - KABUL - Following the UN Security Council’s visit to Afghanistan, the Council will discuss Afghanistan in the framework of the maintenance of international peace and security and as part of a broader debate on building regional partnerships in Afghanistan and Central Asia as a model for the security-development nexus.
  • 18 Jan 2018 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes the passage of Afghanistan’s annual budget by the lower house on Wednesday, providing a platform for the country to address its national priorities.
  • 15 Jan 2018 - KABUL - The UN Security Council undertook a visit to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan from the 13th to 15th of January 2018. The first Council visit to Afghanistan since 2010, the visit was an opportunity to reiterate the Security Council’s support for the Government and people of Afghanistan and their efforts to restore peace, stability and progress to the country.
  • 07 Jan 2018 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) today releases its preliminary findings in to the suicide attack in Kabul on 4 January that killed 13 civilians and injured an additional 19.
  • 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.

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