LASHKAR GAH - Peace remains the top priority for Afghans, said a group of religious scholars during a UN-backed jirga in Lashkar Gah, capital of the southern province of Helmand.
KABUL - The conflict in Afghanistan continues to have a devastating impact on civilians, with the latest UN update released today documenting 3,812 civilian casualties (1,366 deaths and 2,446 injured) in the first half of 2019.
KABUL - As the presidential election campaign period started on 28 July and runs to 25 September, all candidates and supporters are expected to engage in a fair campaign as outlined in the Election Law, the Independent Election Commission’s Code of Conduct for the candidates and
FAIZABAD - The participation of women in political and national processes is necessary for Afghanistan's development, say participants of a UNAMA-backed event in Faizabad, capital of the north-eastern Badakhshan province.
KABUL - The following is a transcript of the opening remarks delivered by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto, at the beginning of the Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board meeting.
MAZAR-E-SHARIF - Strong synergy between government officials, civil society members, rights advocates and other community leaders is essential for protecting the human rights of women and girls, said participants at a recent symposium in the northern province of Balkh.
NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 1 July 2019, which resulted in at least 35 people killed and more than 70 people injured, many of them civilians, for which the Talib
KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is appalled by the Taliban-claimed attack yesterday in a civilian-populated area of Kabul, where schools, homes, media outlets and other civilian facilities were immediately nearby.
KABUL - Regarding efforts related to the upcoming presidential elections and the work to create an initial peace framework in Afghanistan, I wish to reiterate that both processes are top priorities for the United Nations.