Press releases

  • 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.
  • 08 Oct 2009 - KABUL - Over the past days, the United Nations and I have endured repeated attacks in the media. The accusations range from being partial in this election process to ordering my staff to conceal fraud by allegedly asking them to suppress reports.
  • 08 Oct 2009 - 8 October 2009 - I strongly condemn the suicide attack near the Indian Embassy in Kabul this morning, which is the fifth such explosion in the capital since August. I express my sincere condolences to the families of the victims. دری و پشتو
  • 04 Oct 2009 - 5 October 2009 - Press Release by UN-HABITAT Afghanistan on the occasion of World Habitat Day 2009.
  • 30 Sep 2009 - KABUL - I was dismayed to learn of yet another roadside blast yesterday in Maywand District, in Kandahar province. دری و پشتو
  • 27 Sep 2009 - 25 September 2009 - As Afghanistan and its international partners continue to await the final results of last month’s elections, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stressed the importance of ensuring that the outcome reflects the will of the people.  

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