Press Releases

  • 21 Dec 2015 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes today’s submission of the final recommendations of the Special Electoral Reform Commission to the National Unity Government. UNAMA commends the Commission for working intensively to deliver on its mandate, for...
  • 13 Dec 2015 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the Taliban’s attack at the Spanish Embassy compound in Kabul as an attack against the entire international community. Yesterday’s attack at the compound claimed the lives of at least two civilians...
  • 12 Dec 2015 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) today released Human Rights and Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict in Kunduz province....
  • 12 Dec 2015 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack today, 11 December, in the vicinity of the Embassy of Spain in Kabul, which resulted in at least two deaths, an Afghan policeman and an officer of the Spanish National Police...
  • 10 Dec 2015 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the Taliban’s attack at Kandahar Airport, which reportedly killed 39 civilians, including four children, and injured at least 23 civilians....
  • 10 Dec 2015 - KABUL - On the occasion of Human Rights Day 2015 the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) encourages the Afghan authorities to continue their work to promote human rights and safeguard the fundamental freedoms of all Afghans....
  • 06 Dec 2015 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the recent killing of nine civilians when explosive ordinance was fired into the village of Shahi Khil in Wardak. Initial information indicates that the casualties resulted from the impact of a shell...
  • 01 Dec 2015 - BRUSSELS - Afghanistan faces formidable challenges and continues to need significant attention and sustained assistance from the international community, said UN envoy Tadamichi Yamamoto, speaking at a meeting of foreign ministers at NATO headquarters today. Afghanistan’s...
  • 25 Nov 2015 - KABUL - Today marks the start of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. 25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW). This year the 16 Days of Activism stresses the theme: “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the...
  • 11 Nov 2015 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the murder by anti-Government elements of seven civilians, including two women, one girl and two boys, in the southern province of Zabul.  The seven civilians were abducted last month and executed...
  • 26 Oct 2015 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the intentional killing of two human rights workers today in Jalalabad. The two killed were employees of the respected Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC). Six other AIHRC staff...
  • 25 Oct 2015 - KABUL - UNAMA wishes to provide some clarity on internal safety and security assessments conducted by the United Nations for the purposes of its operations in Afghanistan. This is necessary following mischaracterisation in the media of UN security assessments. UNAMA regularly...
  • 25 Oct 2015 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) expresses its serious concern at recent statements from the Taliban that identified specific Afghan media outlets and their staff as military targets. UNAMA urges all parties to the conflict to...
  • 25 Oct 2015 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General is deeply troubled and saddened by the killing of Ms. Toorpaki Ulfat, a staff member of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), on 12 October in Kandahar. He urges the local authorities to undertake a rigorous and prompt...

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