Press releases

  • 24 May 2009 - 24 May 2009 - As the period for filing challenges against candidates closed on 23 May, the Election Complaints Commission today announced that it received a total of 268 challenges between 16 and 23 May.
  • 24 May 2009 - 24 May 2009 - It has come to the ECC’s attention that a number of Preliminary Candidates have begun to post campaign posters and engage in other campaign activities in advance of the Campaign Period established by the IEC.
  • 24 May 2009 - 24 May 2009 - The following challenges were received on time by the Electoral Complaints Commission. English - Dari
  • 24 May 2009 - KABUL - I welcome today’s statement by the Independent Election Commission reaffirming 20 August as the date of Afghanistan’s 2009 presidential and provincial council elections. This date will provide the time needed for the IEC with the support of the international community to make practical and logistical preparations, for candidates to campaign, and for Afghan and international forces to provide security.
  • 10 May 2009 - 9 May 2009 - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) continued its drive to expand its presence across Afghanistan with a new office opening today in the northern province of Sar-i-Pul.
  • 07 May 2009 - KABUL - The United Nations Envoy for Afghanistan, Kai Eide, today opened the 19th UN office in Tirin Kot, the provincial capital of Uruzgan. The office was opened in the presence of the Foreign Minister of the Netherlands, Maxime Verhagen, the Governor of Uruzgan, Assadullah Hamdam and UN Under-Secretary General for field support, Susana Malcorra.
  • 06 May 2009 - KABUL - I am seriously concerned to learn about reports of civilian casualties and fighting in Farah province, western Afghanistan on Monday. Dari and Pashto
  • 30 Apr 2009 - KABUL - The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will be supporting the National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) to organise a 3-day training and consultation workshop in Kabul from 3-5 May 2009.
  • 27 Apr 2009 - 27 April 2009 - It is an urgent global concern that cases of influenza infection with a new virus, currently being reported in some areas of Mexico, the United States and Canada. WHO does not yet have a complete picture of the epidemiology or the risks, including possible spread beyond the currently affected areas. English
  • 20 Apr 2009 - KABUL - The Education for All, Global Action Week, is launched today in Afghanistan. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are calling on all stakeholders in Afghanistan to take serious action towards overcoming the challenges to improving literacy in the country.
  • 12 Apr 2009 - KABUL - The High Office of Oversight for implementation of the anti-corruption strategy and UNDP signed a partnership agreement to launch the second phase of the Accountability and Transparency (ACT) project. English
  • 02 Apr 2009 - KABUL - The Secretary-General is appalled and deeply saddened by today's suicide attacks at the Provincial Office near the United Nations Office in Kandahar City in Afghanistan. Dari & Pashto
  • 27 Mar 2009 - 26 March 2009 - A new United Nations report, revealing that Afghans are often detained without lawful reason, recommends a range of changes to laws and procedures of the criminal justice system in the country.
  • 24 Mar 2009 - KABUL - The Secretary-General welcomes the renewal today of the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan. In particular, the Security Council’s reaffirmation of the United Nations’ “central and impartial role” in promoting peace and stability in Afghanistan.