Press releases

  • 20 Aug 2009 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General would like to congratulate the women and men of Afghanistan on today’s Presidential and Provincial Council elections. He notes that, by exercising their Constitutional right to vote, the Afghan people have demonstrated again their desire for stability and development in their country.
  • 19 Aug 2009 - 13 August 2009 - Six weeks after the launch of the EU EOM and one week before Election Day for the Presidential and Provincial Council Elections in Afghanistan, the Mission would like to emphasise three key points.  
  • 19 Aug 2009 - 19 August 2009 - The Secretary-General encourages all Afghan women and men eligible to vote to cast their ballot in the upcoming Presidential and Provincial Council elections on 20 August 2009. دری و پشتو  
  • 19 Aug 2009 - 18 August 2009 - The Secretary-General is deeply distressed by the news that two Afghan UN staff members were killed, and a third injured, in a suicide attack in Kabul earlier today, which reportedly killed seven people and wounded many more. The Secretary-General offers his deepest condolences to the families of those killed and his best wishes for a rapid recovery to those who were injured.
  • 19 Aug 2009 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General encourages all Afghan women and men eligible to vote to cast their ballot in the upcoming Presidential and Provincial Council elections on 20 August 2009.
  • 19 Aug 2009 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General encourages all Afghan women and men eligible to vote to cast their ballot in the upcoming Presidential and Provincial Council elections on 20 August 2009.
  • 18 Aug 2009 - 15 August 2009 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned Saturday morning's suicide car bombing in central Kabul that has reportedly killed at least seven people and injured dozens of others, days ahead of much anticipated presidential and provincial elections across Afghanistan.   In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban said he was “deeply concerned at this indiscriminate violence” before the polls, which are scheduled to take place next Thursday.
  • 18 Aug 2009 - 18 August 2009 - I am shocked and greatly saddened to have learned that two of my staff members were among those killed in today’s suicide bombing on Kabul’s Jalalabad Road. پشتو و دری   A third colleague has been wounded and is currently being treated for his injuries. All are nationals of Afghanistan.
  • 18 Aug 2009 - 18 August 2009 - UNAMA has compiled a Media Kit for journalists reporting on the 2009 elections in Afghanistan. The kit features information on the UN, the Independent Election Commission, the Electoral Complaints Commission, the Media Commission and key reports UNAMA has produced on the elections with Afghanistan's Independent Human Rights Commission. internalFile:FileID=21106
  • 16 Aug 2009 - KABUL - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned Saturday morning's suicide car bombing in central Kabul that has reportedly killed at least seven people and injured dozens of others, days ahead of much anticipated presidential and provincial elections across Afghanistan.
  • 05 Aug 2009 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is pleased to announce that world renowned British photographer Tim Page, is joining the Mission to photograph democratic and peace building efforts in Afghanistan.
  • 03 Aug 2009 - 2 August 2009 - The top United Nations official in Afghanistan today condemned violent attacks on presidential hopefuls ahead of this month's national and provincial elections, urging all parties to concentrate on the political debate.  
  • 29 Jul 2009 - 28 July - The Governments of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) today agreed to endorse the extension of their tripartite agreement on voluntary repatriation until 2012.   They also agreed to work together on extending the Proof of Registration (PoR) cards for eligible registered Afghans in Pakistan that are due to expire at the end of this year.
  • 28 Jul 2009 - 28 July 2009 - Last night at approximately 10.30pm the United Nations compound in the western province of Herat came under attack by anti-government elements.

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