Press Releases

  • 09 Sep 2010 - KABUL - On behalf of the United Nations family in Afghanistan I share my heartfelt greetings to the Afghan people in the celebration of the religious festival of Eid-ul-Fitr....
  • 09 Sep 2010 - KABUL - On behalf of the United Nations and the whole international community present in Afghanistan, I would like to express in the strongest possible terms our concern and indeed outrage at the announcement by a small religious group abroad of their intention to burn copies...
  • 09 Sep 2010 - KABUL - Ramazan is a month of worship. Muslims are encouraged to be charitable and forgiving, and to practise goodwill towards others. In Afghanistan, Muslims continue to face challenges towards peace due to conflict and suffering. Islam is a religion of brotherhood, providing...
  • 06 Sep 2010 - KABUL - “The Power of Women’s Literacy” is this year’s International Literacy Day theme. Improving Afghanistan’s literacy is a key development goal for the country, which has only 26 per cent literacy among over 15-year-olds, and only 12 per cent among girls and women over 15...
  • 05 Sep 2010 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) fully supports the reaffirmation today by Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) of its definitive decision that it will conduct the 18 September Wolesi Jirga elections based on the final list of...
  • 31 Aug 2010 - KABUL - A group of experts from the World Health Organization spent last week on a surveillance mission across the country with the aim to gauge the effectiveness of Afghanistan's surveillance system that is used to detect polio virus circulation among the population. The...
  • 29 Aug 2010 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the killing of a fourth parliamentary election candidate, in Herat on Saturday, and of five men supporting the electoral campaign of a female candidate, also in Herat province. At this stage it is not...
  • 26 Aug 2010 - GHAZNI - This month a new project undertaken by OMAR, an Afghan humanitarian mine action non-governmental organization (NGO), will begin clearing minefields from the centre of Ghazni. This will support the city’s preparations to be named Islamic Centre of Civilisation 2013 by...
  • 15 Aug 2010 - KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga elections are now only a little over one month away – and we can see the country’s attention focusing on this event. Campaigning of the significantly large number of candidates has become more active and we are particularly encouraged by the active...
  • 09 Aug 2010 - KABUL - I would like to express my condolences to the families, friends and colleagues left behind after the tragic incident on 5 August. All staff working for the United Nations in Afghanistan were shocked and appalled at the loss of life of ten medical workers in Badakhshan....
  • 02 Aug 2010 - KABUL - UNAMA is deeply concerned about reports of civilian casualties in Rege in Helmand Province on 23 July. It is essential that the current ISAF-Afghan Government investigation be completed in a thorough, transparent and timely manner, and that the findings be made...
  • 02 Aug 2010 - KABUL - UNICEF is distributing emergency assistance in the provinces that have been worst affected by recent floods, ensuring that the urgent needs of children are met. The flooding follows torrential rains that have hit central and eastern parts of Afghanistan in the course of...
  • 24 Jul 2010 - NEW YORK - The following Security Council press statement on Afghanistan was read out today by Council President U. Joy Ogwu ( Nigeria): The members of the Security Council heard a briefing from the Secretary-General on his visit to Afghanistan for the Kabul International...
  • 11 Jul 2010 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) confirms that a Ministry of Interior escort supporting a UNAMA road movement was struck by an improvised explosive device in Parwan province yesterday, 8 July, on the main Kabul-Bamyan road. Three Afghan...

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