Press Releases

  • 16 May 2017 - KABUL - The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto, today held an introductory meeting in Kabul with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. The meeting took place as part of the United Nations support to the Afghan Government’s efforts to engage all those...
  • 15 May 2017 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is deeply concerned by the continued increase in conflict-related child deaths in 2017 and urges parties to the conflict to take immediate measures to reduce harm....
  • 15 May 2017 - KABUL - Afghan women from the across the country gathered today to discuss their experiences, vision and contribution to peace in the country at the Fourth Kabul Symposium “Afghan Women; Messengers of Peace” hosted by Afghanistan’s First Lady. “The United Nations stands in...
  • 07 May 2017 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes the visit this week of a team of experts to conduct a Security Council-requested strategic review of the Mission and its work. “This is an excellent opportunity for UNAMA’s set up and operations to be critically...
  • 03 May 2017 - NEW YORK - Journalists go to the most dangerous places to give voice to the voiceless. Media workers suffer character assassination, sexual assault, detention, injuries and even death. We need leaders to defend a free media. This is crucial to counter prevailing misinformation...
  • 01 May 2017 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is encouraged by progress on peace in Afghanistan, as most recently signalled by the agreement between the Government of Afghanistan and Hezb-i-Islami Gulbuddin, and the peaceful return of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar to...
  • 27 Apr 2017 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) urges all parties to the conflict to take immediate and concrete measures to better protect civilians from harm, as the latest data for 2017 released today by UNAMA shows continued high numbers of civilian casualties.  “...
  • 25 Apr 2017 - KABUL - Afghanistan authorities have made headway in their fight against corruption while enormous challenges remain, finds a new United Nations report released today. “For the sake of the country’s future, corruption in Afghanistan must be addressed and eliminated,” said...
  • 24 Apr 2017 - GENEVA/KABUL - Conflict-related detainees in Afghanistan continue to face torture and ill-treatment in government detention facilities, a UN report released today has found. The report also says that the Afghan Government has committed to fully eliminating the practice. “The...
  • 13 Apr 2017 - GENEVA - The UN Committee against Torture is meeting in Geneva from 18 April to 12 May to review the following countries in sessions that will be webcast live: Pakistan (18-19 April); Lebanon (20-21 April); Bahrain (21 and 24 April); Afghanistan (25-26 April); Argentina (26-27...
  • 06 Apr 2017 - Women’s role in the peace process was the focus of a conference held today in Herat with around 50 women participants from more than a dozen districts from across the north western province. Facilitated by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), the conference was...
  • 30 Mar 2017 - KABUL, 30 March 2017 - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is encouraged by the strong partnership between the Government of Afghanistan, Afghan electoral institutions, and the international community towards the holding of credible, transparent parliamentary and...
  • 20 Mar 2017 - KABUL - Nowruz is a special occasion for Afghans. It is a time for renewal and celebration, promoting values of peace and solidarity between generations and communities. It contributes to cultural diversity and friendship among people. “On the eve of this important day, the UN...
  • 09 Mar 2017 - KABUL - The UN Security Council has scheduled the next briefing to discuss the UN Secretary-General António Guterres' latest report on the situation in Afghanistan. The report is available here...

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