Press Releases

  • 17 Jan 2016 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns today’s suicide attack in Jalalabad that killed 13 civilians and injured 14 others. A suicide attacker detonated his explosive device inside a civilian residence during a gathering there. UNAMA...
  • 12 Jan 2016 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes the positive start made by the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) in its work on the Afghan peace and reconciliation process. UNAMA notes the recognition by all QCG participants at the meeting held...
  • 06 Jan 2016 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns a spate of bombings in civilian areas of Kabul by the Taliban in the first few days of the new year.  The Taliban claimed responsibility for three separate suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive...
  • 02 Jan 2016 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes the announcement of the National Unity Government to hold parliamentary and district council elections in the second half of 2016. The 29 December statements by President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah...
  • 23 Dec 2015 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack on 21st December near Bagram Air Field, which resulted in the deaths of at least six US service members as well as a number of wounded persons, for which the Taliban has claimed...
  • 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...

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