Press releases

  • 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.
  • 15 Aug 2018 - KABUL - Under-Secretary-General Vladimir Voronkov, Head of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism appealed for support to the victims of terrorism today in Kabul.
  • 15 Aug 2018 - KABUL - The Taliban’s attack against Ghazni city, and the subsequent fighting in densely populated urban spaces, has again caused terrible suffering to civilians caught in the conflict. Equally unacceptable, the fight for the city of Ghazni has exacerbated deep-rooted wounds dividing Afghan communities at a time when cohesion is more crucial than ever before.
  • 14 Aug 2018 - KABUL - On the occasion of the first International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism, Under-Secretary-General Vladimir Voronkov, Head of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism is visiting Afghanistan, at the invitation of the Government, to commemorate and pay tribute to victims of terrorism.
  • 13 Aug 2018 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes the recent progress made toward Afghanistan’s parliamentary polls, including candidate vetting and other preparations required for printing ballots on schedule, as testament to Afghanistan’s successful ownership of the electoral process.
  • 08 Aug 2018 - NEW YORK - United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Mr. Miroslav Jenča, visited Afghanistan from 6 to 8 August 2018. He met with representatives of the Government of Afghanistan, political leaders and the diplomatic community.
  • 03 Aug 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 over the past week, targeting a medical center for midwives and a government building in Jalalabad as well as the Khawaja Hassan mosque in Gardez, resulting in at least 48 people killed and numerous wounded.
  • 03 Aug 2018 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns today’s suicide attack that took place at a mosque in Gardez, killing at least 23 civilians and injuring at least 74 others. During Friday prayers, two suicide attackers detonated their explosive vests inside the Shia mosque. As there were civilian houses near the mosque, women and children were among the scores of civilian casualties.

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