Press releases

  • 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.
  • 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.

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