Press releases

  • 15 May 2017 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is deeply concerned by the continued increase in conflict-related child deaths in 2017 and urges parties to the conflict to take immediate measures to reduce harm.  
  • 15 May 2017 - KABUL - Afghan women from the across the country gathered today to discuss their experiences, vision and contribution to peace in the country at the Fourth Kabul Symposium “Afghan Women; Messengers of Peace” hosted by Afghanistan’s First Lady.
  • 07 May 2017 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes the visit this week of a team of experts to conduct a Security Council-requested strategic review of the Mission and its work.
  • 03 May 2017 - NEW YORK - Journalists go to the most dangerous places to give voice to the voiceless. Media workers suffer character assassination, sexual assault, detention, injuries and even death. We need leaders to defend a free media. This is crucial to counter prevailing misinformation. And we need everyone to stand for our right to truth.
  • 01 May 2017 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is encouraged by progress on peace in Afghanistan, as most recently signalled by the agreement between the Government of Afghanistan and Hezb-i-Islami Gulbuddin, and the peaceful return of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar to Afghanistan. UNAMA supports the efforts by Afghanistan’s National Unity Government to engage all those interested in establishing an equitable peace and renouncing violence for good.
  • 27 Apr 2017 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) urges all parties to the conflict to take immediate and concrete measures to better protect civilians from harm, as the latest data for 2017 released today by UNAMA shows continued high numbers of civilian casualties. 
  • 25 Apr 2017 - KABUL - Afghanistan authorities have made headway in their fight against corruption while enormous challenges remain, finds a new United Nations report released today.
  • 24 Apr 2017 - GENEVA/KABUL - Conflict-related detainees in Afghanistan continue to face torture and ill-treatment in government detention facilities, a UN report released today has found. The report also says that the Afghan Government has committed to fully eliminating the practice.
  • 13 Apr 2017 - GENEVA - The UN Committee against Torture is meeting in Geneva from 18 April to 12 May to review the following countries in sessions that will be webcast live: Pakistan (18-19 April); Lebanon (20-21 April); Bahrain (21 and 24 April); Afghanistan (25-26 April); Argentina (26-27 April) and Republic of Korea (2-3 May).
  • 06 Apr 2017 - Women’s role in the peace process was the focus of a conference held today in Herat with around 50 women participants from more than a dozen districts from across the north western province. Facilitated by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), the conference was addressed by the Minister of Women’s Affairs, Dilbar Nazari, and the Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Jamila Afghani, who both spoke in support of local women’s efforts on peace.
  • 30 Mar 2017 - KABUL, 30 March 2017 - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is encouraged by the strong partnership between the Government of Afghanistan, Afghan electoral institutions, and the international community towards the holding of credible, transparent parliamentary and district council elections.
  • 20 Mar 2017 - KABUL - Nowruz is a special occasion for Afghans. It is a time for renewal and celebration, promoting values of peace and solidarity between generations and communities. It contributes to cultural diversity and friendship among people.
  • 09 Mar 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.
  • 09 Mar 2017 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place in Kabul on 8 March 2017, which resulted in more than 120 people killed or injured, for which local affiliates of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) have claimed responsibility.