Press releases

  • 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.
  • 19 Jul 2009 - 15 July 2009 - Welcoming the Afghan-led preparations for upcoming presidential and provincial council elections, the Security Council stressed this morning that it was important that they be free, fair, transparent, credible, secure and inclusive. Full statement
  • 12 Jul 2009 - KABUL - "On 9 July, an explosion in the vicinity of a school south of Kabul reportedly killed at least 25 people, including 15 children. This appalling incident follows other attacks in and around schools in Afghanistan that have also resulted in death and injury to children. "UNICEF has recorded 98 school incidents in the period from 1 May until 24 June 2009. Incidents have included direct attacks by small arms and rockets, arson, and threats.
  • 08 Jul 2009 - KABUL - UN envoy Kai Eide on Wednesday welcomed Afghan Government plans to tie a proposed ‘surge’ of civilian international experts to the country’s most pressing rebuilding needs.
  • 28 Jun 2009 - KABUL - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Kai Eide, this week in a meeting of the G8 on Afghanistan in Trieste, Italy, stressed the need for investment in large infrastructure projects in Afghanistan.
  • 27 Jun 2009 - KABUL - Meeting in Trieste on 26 June 2009, the Afghanistan-Pakistan International Support Group recognized the fundamental role that the Afghan elections play in the continued strengthening of democracy in Afghanistan.

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