Press Releases

  • 17 Feb 2017 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns yesterday’s killing of 12 civilians, including eight children returning home from school for the weekend, caused when the vehicle in which they were travelling detonated a pressure-plate improvised explosive...
  • 12 Feb 2017 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) expresses its grave concern at the recent escalation of violence in Helmand province, which reportedly claimed the lives of at least 25 civilians, mostly women and children, and injured many more. On 9 and 10...
  • 10 Feb 2017 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is encouraged by the strong political will of President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and other political leaders to hold timely, credible and transparent  parliamentary elections. Speaking after...
  • 08 Feb 2017 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns Tuesday’s suicide attack in Kabul which killed at least 20 civilians and injured more than 40 others. Many of those killed and wounded were women, most of them female Supreme Court employees.  ...
  • 08 Feb 2017 - NEW YORK -The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack, which occurred on 7 February outside the Supreme Court in Kabul and resulted in at least 21 people killed and more than 40 wounded. The members of the...
  • 07 Feb 2017 - NEW YORK - We condemn today’s suicide attack outside the Supreme Court complex in Kabul. We express our condolences to the families of the victims and convey our solidarity to the Government and people of Afghanistan. Indiscriminate attacks against civilians, including...
  • 06 Feb 2017 - KABUL - The United Nations called on all warring parties in Afghanistan to take urgent steps to halt the killing and maiming of civilians, as a new UN report issued today recorded the highest ever number of civilian casualties in a single year, including record figures for...
  • 31 Jan 2017 - NEW YORK - On my way back from Ethiopia, the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa that for decades has been keeping its borders open to hundreds of thousands of refugees from its neighbours, many times in dramatic security situations, I want to state the following:...
  • 31 Jan 2017 - NEW YORK - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Toby Lanzer of the United Kingdom as his Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan, United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), where he will also serve as United...
  • 27 Jan 2017 - KABUL - The United Nations remains firmly committed to Afghanistan and its people, said Miroslav Jenča, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, following a four-day visit to Afghanistan that concluded Friday. Mr Jenča met with President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive...
  • 12 Jan 2017 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place in Kabul on 10 January 2017, which resulted in more than 120 people killed or injured, and the suicide bomb attack in Helmand, in which more...
  • 11 Jan 2017 - KABUL - UNAMA condemns yesterday’s Kabul and Kandahar attacks that claimed the lives of more than 40 people, mainly civilians and including representatives of the diplomatic community. In Kandahar, as many as 13 civilians were killed in an explosion at the residence of the...
  • 11 Jan 2017 - NEW YORK - The United Nations condemns the terrorist attacks near the Afghan Parliament in Kabul and the residence of the Provincial Governor of Kandahar. The despicable attacks reportedly killed dozens of people. The Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Afghanistan and...
  • 01 Jan 2017 - NEW YORK - On my first day as Secretary-General of the United Nations, one question weighs heavily on my heart. How can we help the millions of people caught up in conflict, suffering massively in wars with no end in sight? Civilians are pounded with deadly force. Women,...

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