Press Releases

  • 13 Jun 2017 - NEW YORK - Upon taking up my duties as Secretary-General in January of this year, my very first act was to issue an appeal for peace -- a call on citizens, governments and leaders everywhere to put peace first. The International Day of Peace, observed every year on 21 September...
  • 12 Jun 2017 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes Under-Secretary-General Ján Kubiš to Kabul today at the start of his two-day visit to the Afghan capital in the interest of completing a Security Council-requested strategic review of UNAMA and its work. Mr Kubiš...
  • 06 Jun 2017 - KABUL - The Kabul Process organised at the initiative of Afghanistan signals strong ownership of the peace efforts that have implications for both Afghanistan and the region, said the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan at today’s ‘Kabul Process on...
  • 03 Jun 2017 - KABUL - I wish to express my heartfelt condolences to family and friends of the victims, all civilians, who once again suffered indescribable loss today. Today’s attack on a peaceful funeral procession is morally reprehensible and bereft of humanity. I urge everyone not to...
  • 02 Jun 2017 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is deeply concerned that today’s protests have led to more violence and loss of life following Wednesday’s terrorist attack that caused hundreds of civilian casualties. “The genuine anger expressed by the protesters, many...
  • 31 May 2017 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in the Wazir Akbar Khan area in Kabul on 31 May 2017, which resulted in more than 80 deaths and at...
  • 31 May 2017 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General strongly condemns the terrorist attack in the city's diplomatic district in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul. The Secretary-General expressed his abhorrence at this act and underlined the need to reinforce the fight against terrorism and violent...
  • 31 May 2017 - KABUL, 31 May 2017 - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns today’s indiscriminate suicide attack in downtown Kabul that killed at least 65 people and injured more than 300, mostly civilians. Casualty numbers are expected to rise. UNAMA expresses its...
  • 25 May 2017 - KABUL - On Thursday afternoon, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) received a petition requesting justice for the victims of crimes allegedly committed by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. UNAMA has welcomed agreements that contribute to a reduction of violence in Afghanistan...
  • 25 May 2017 - KABUL - As the holy Islamic month of Ramadan begins, I would like to extend, on behalf of the United Nations in Afghanistan, warmest wishes to all Afghans in the country and abroad. The coming weeks will be a special time of prayer and reflection for Afghans, and a time of...
  • 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...

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