Press Releases

  • 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...
  • 30 Jun 2010 - KABUL - The United Nations confirms that a shooting took place late this morning in Kabul, involving one UN vehicle and two United Nations personnel. Tragically, one United Nations staff member, an Afghan national, was killed. The other Afghan staff member was unharmed. The...
  • 24 Jun 2010 - KABUL - We are at the beginning of a process where Afghan institutions are running their own elections and doing this for the first time. We are at the beginning of a process where Afghan institutions are running their own elections and doing this for the first time. The...
  • 21 Jun 2010 - KABUL - A survey on Drug Use in Afghanistan, issued today by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, shows that around one million Afghans (age 15-64) suffer from drug addiction. At eight per cent of the...
  • 04 Jun 2010 - NEW YORK - The United Nations today congratulated the Government and people of Afghanistan as they concluded a three-day dialogue aimed at achieving peace in the country, calling it an important step in efforts to end conflict and restore stability. The Consultative Peace Jirga...
  • 04 Jun 2010 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General congratulates the Government of Afghanistan and the participants of the Consultative Peace Jirga on the process and outcomes of this important three-day dialogue. This is a significant step toward reaching out to all Afghan people to promote an...
  • 04 Jun 2010 - KABUL - The United Nations congratulates the Government of Afghanistan and the men and women attending the Consultative Peace Jirga on the process and outcomes of this three-day gathering. The Consultative Peace Jirga represents an important stepping-stone to create the...
  • 18 May 2010 - KABUL - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Afghanistan condemns in the strongest possible terms the attack in Kabul today which reportedly killed tens of Afghan civilians, a number of international troops and left several dozen other Afghan civilians...
  • 12 May 2010 - KABUL - I am concerned by recent reports from Kunduz, Daikundi and Kabul of girls falling ill in school, allegedly due to the presence of some kind of chemical contaminant. The UN World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, in support of the Afghan Ministry of Public Health,...
  • 06 May 2010 - KABUL - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Afghanistan, Staffan de Mistura, has condemned the attacks on Government buildings in Zaranj, the capital of Nimroz, which occurred yesterday, 5 May. Reports indicated that at least three police officers and a...
  • 26 Apr 2010 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General has received the final report of the Board of Inquiry (BOI) into the 28 October 2009 terrorist attack on the Bakhtar guest house in Kabul where 34 UN staff were residing. The four-member BOI, set up in December 2009 was led by Andrew Hughes, a...
  • 19 Apr 2010 - KABUL - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General, Staffan de Mistura met today with Fazel Ahmad Manawi, the new Chairperson of the Independent Election Commission (IEC)....

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