Press Releases

  • 06 Nov 2016 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is currently investigating allegations that at least 32 civilians were killed and a further 19 injured in air strikes in Kunduz city last Thursday. In the early hours of 3 November, a series of air strikes were...
  • 02 Nov 2016 - NEW YORK - Attacks on journalists violate the human rights of individuals and undermine freedom of information and expression across societies. Impunity, which makes this terrible situation worse, is rampant. Of the 827 documented killings of journalists over the past...
  • 26 Oct 2016 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns yesterday’s killing of 26 civilians by a group of armed men in Ghor province. The assailants deliberately shot and killed the male civilians in the Ghalmin area of Chaghcharan district in Ghor province after...
  • 26 Oct 2016 - KABUL - The empowerment and protection of women are essential to strategies countering violent extremism, said senior UN officials today after meeting with Afghan civil society representatives in Kabul. Today’s meeting marked the 2016 ‘Global Open Day on Women, Peace and...
  • 23 Oct 2016 - KABUL - The demand for water to support agricultural development in Afghanistan, which has been badly affected by conflict, deteriorating infrastructure and drought, often results in high-stakes water-right disputes, according to a new UNAMA report. ‘Water Rights: An Assessment...
  • 19 Oct 2016 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) renews its call for all parties to refocus their efforts on preventing harm to civilians, as latest figures released today by UNAMA for the first three quarters of 2016 show continuing high numbers of civilian casualties...
  • 18 Oct 2016 - KABUL – The fundamental human rights of all Afghans must be respected, including the rights of religious and ethnic communities, said UNAMA in a Human Rights special report released today on the 23 July 2016 attack in Kabul that killed 85 civilians and injured more than four...
  • 12 Oct 2016 - KABUL - The UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns this afternoon’s attack at a mosque in the northern province of Balkh that killed at least 10 civilians and injured more than 36. The attack was the second carried out within 24 hours in Afghanistan as worshipers have...
  • 12 Oct 2016 - KABUL - The UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns last night’s attack at the Karte Shakhi mosque and shrine in Kabul that killed at least 18 civilians and injured more than 50 others. An attacker wearing an Afghan security forces uniform entered the Shia mosque as...
  • 02 Oct 2016 - KABUL - UNAMA condemns two improvised explosive device (IED) detonations on civilian vehicles in recent days that killed 19 civilians in Helmand and Badghis provinces. Both devices used victim-activated pressure plate triggers that are both illegal and indiscriminate. In the...
  • 29 Sep 2016 - KABUL - An airstrike targeting Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as Daesh, was conducted yesterday in the eastern district of Achin. In the process civilian casualties were incurred. UNAMA condemns the killing of at least 15 civilian men and the injuring...
  • 25 Sep 2016 - KABUL - UNAMA today hosted a meeting in Kabul with representatives of the Hazara community. As part of its good offices mandate, UNAMA invited participants for an open discussion, chaired by Pernille...
  • 22 Sep 2016 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is encouraged by the initialing today in Kabul of a draft peace agreement between the Government of Afghanistan and Hezb-i-Islami Gulbuddin. UNAMA supports the efforts by Afghanistan’s National Unity Government to engage...
  • 14 Sep 2016 - NEW YORK - At the 7771st meeting of the Security Council, held on 14 September 2016, in connection with the Council’s consideration of the item entitled “The situation in Afghanistan”, the President of the Security Council made the following statement on behalf of the Council...

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