Press releases

  • 03 May 2022 - KABUL - On World Press Freedom Day this year, we recognise that everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression, as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  This right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.  These freedoms are also contained in Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Righ
  • 29 Apr 2022 - KABUL – The United Nations in Afghanistan condemns in the strongest terms today’s deadly attack in a Sufi Mosque in the Darulaman area of Kabul, which reportedly resulted in scores dead and wounded. Today’s attack on the Khalifa Sahib Mosque is the latest in a series of indiscriminate assaults on civilian targets in the capital and provinces, and directly affected at least two UN staff members and their families who were inside the mosque at the time of the attack.
  • 22 Apr 2022 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General condemns the multiple attacks yesterday in Afghanistan, including on the Seh Dokan mosque in Mazar-e-Sharif during prayers. He extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a swift recovery to those injured.
  • 20 Apr 2022 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the horrendous terrorist attack against the Abdul Rahim-e Shahid High School and Mumtaz Education Centre in the Dasht-e-Barchi area of Kabul, Afghanistan, on 19 April 2022.
  • 31 Mar 2022 - Afghanistan is trapped in a humanitarian crisis with 23 million people facing acute food insecurity. We need to act now to stop the situation from getting worse Humanitarian agencies have scaled up assistance and are ready to expand, stressing the central role of women in delivering aid