Press releases

  • 01 Nov 2009 - 1 November 2009 - Dr Abdullah has decided today not to participate in the second round of Afghanistan’s presidential election.   This is clearly a decision he has taken after a long period of discussion and reflection. The next step must be to bring this electoral process to a conclusion in a legal and timely manner.
  • 01 Nov 2009 - KABUL - Dr Abdullah has decided today not to participate in the second round of Afghanistan’s presidential election. دری و پشتو
  • 01 Nov 2009 - KABUL - Dr Abdullah has decided today not to participate in the second round of Afghanistan’s presidential election. دری و پشتو
  • 31 Oct 2009 - KABUL - I am deeply shocked and outraged by the cowardly attack on a guest house in central Kabul today, which killed five UN staff and injured a number of others. I condemn in the strongest possible terms the despicable and brutal killing, for which the Taleban has claimed responsibility in an apparent effort to disrupt the second round of the presidential election.
  • 31 Oct 2009 - 28 October 2009 - This is a very dark day for the UN in Afghanistan. I strongly condemn the attack this morning on a guest house here in Kabul, for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility.  
  • 31 Oct 2009 - KABUL - At the 6211th meeting of the Security Council, held on 29 October 2009, in connection with the Council’s consideration of the item entitled “The situation in Afghanistan”, the President of the Security Council made the following statement on behalf of the Council:
  • 28 Oct 2009 - NEW YORK - I am deeply shocked and outraged by the cowardly attack on a guest house in central Kabul today, which killed five UN staff and injured a number of others. I condemn in the strongest possible terms the despicable and brutal killing, for which the Taleban has claimed responsibility in an apparent effort to disrupt the second round of the presidential election.
  • 28 Oct 2009 - KABUL - The United Nations spokesperson in Afghanistan Adrian Edwards, has confirmed that six UN staff members were killed this morning during an attack at a guesthouse in Kabul. Other UN staff members were injured. More details will follow.
  • 25 Oct 2009 - KABUL - The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) and the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) today issued their third joint-political rights monitoring report related to the 20 August elections. This report, which covers the period from 1 August to 21 October 2009, is part of a series that described the nomination and challenge period (25 April – 12 June) and the campaign period (16 June – 1 August).
  • 22 Oct 2009 - KABUL - I warmly welcome the statement today by H.E. President Hamid Karzai concerning the presidential elections in Afghanistan. He has made it clear that the constitutional process must be fully respected. This process is about the future of Afghanistan and the participation of the Afghan people in their future.
  • 20 Oct 2009 - NEW YORK - I warmly welcome the statement today by H.E. President Hamid Karzai concerning the presidential elections in Afghanistan. He has made it clear that the constitutional process must be fully respected. This process is about the future of Afghanistan and the participation of the Afghan people in their future.
  • 20 Oct 2009 - 19 October 2009 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Afghan President Hamid Karzai today discussed the latest developments concerning the recent elections, as the United Nations-backed panel investigating claims of fraud submitted its findings to the country’s top electoral authority.  
  • 20 Oct 2009 - KABUL - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised a humanitarian organization committed to eradicating landmines worldwide for its efforts to turn minefields into agricultural land in Afghanistan. “Each mine cleared, each square metre rendered free of unexploded ordnance, helps to build a foundation for development and peace,” Mr. Ban told a gathering on Sunday at the annual Roots of Peace Harvest of Hope event in Connecticut, United States.
  • 09 Oct 2009 - 8 October 2009 - The Secretary-General strongly condemns the senseless attack that took place in Kabul today, in the vicinity of the Indian Embassy and the Afghan Ministry of the Interior, which reportedly killed 17 individuals and injured 80 more.  The Secretary-General offers his deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed and his best wishes for a swift recovery to those that were injured.

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