HERAT - A free and independent press is crucial for promoting peace and the respect for human rights, stressed participants in a UN-backed event that was later broadcast by television to audiences in and around Afghanistan’s western province of Herat.
NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place inside a mosque in the Haska Mena district in Nangarhar province, on 18 October 2019, which resulted in more than 60 civilians killed and near
NEW YORK - The Secretary-General strongly condemns the 18 October attack inside a mosque during Friday prayers in Nangarhar province, eastern Afghanistan, which resulted in scores of civilians killed and dozens more injured, including children. Those responsible for this attack m
KABUL - Figures released today by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) showing record-high levels of civilian casualties in the third quarter of 2019 indicate an urgent need for all parties to the conflict to do more to protect civilians from harm.
KABUL - A special report released today by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) describes the severe impact of election-related violence on civilians, mainly coming from the Taliban’s deliberate campaign of violence and intimidation to disrupt Afghanistan’s presidenti
KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is encouraged by the Afghan people who turned out to have their voices heard on 28 September and to exercise their constitutional right to vote for their next president.
GARDEZ - University students from the southeast province of Paktya gathered at a UN-backed symposium in the provincial capital of Gardez to make their voices heard on the crucial importance of respecting and protecting human rights.
KABUL / GENEVA - A United Nations special report, which examines the impact on civilians of United States’ airstrikes on alleged drug-processing facilities on 5 May 2019 in Afghanistan, determines that the operation caused a large number of civil
KABUL - Aisha Khurram has been selected as Afghanistan’s Youth Representative to the United Nations for 2019, joining a group of other young people from across the globe to act as representatives for a new generation seeking to make their voices heard at the world body.
QALA-E-NAW - At a UN-backed event in Qala-e-Naw, the capital of Badghis province in western Afghanistan, community leaders underscored the need for stronger measures to protect children in armed conflict.