Press Releases

  • 04 Oct 2015 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General strongly condemned the air strikes in Kunduz that resulted in the death and injury of medical workers and patients at a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital on 3 October. In a statement, the Secretary-General recalled that hospitals...
  • 03 Oct 2015 - KABUL - The top UN envoy in Afghanistan condemned today what he called a “tragic and devastating” air strike on the Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz early this morning, which resulted in the deaths and injuries of medical personnel, patients and...
  • 30 Sep 2015 - KABUL As the situation unfolds in Kunduz, the United Nations in Afghanistan reminds all parties to the conflict of their obligations under international humanitarian law to protect civilians from harm and to respect human rights at all times. “I am deeply...
  • 28 Sep 2015 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns yesterday’s suicide attack in Zarghun Shahr district in the south-eastern province of Paktika. On 27 September, a suicide attacker detonated an improvised explosive device during a volleyball game,...
  • 28 Sep 2015 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General condemns the attack, claimed by the Taliban, on the city of Kunduz in northern Afghanistan today. Such attacks on civilians and civilian facilities are a clear violation of international human rights and humanitarian law. The assault on Kunduz...
  • 23 Sep 2015 - KABUL As Afghans prepare to mark the holy occasion of Eid-ul-Adha, UN envoy Nicholas Haysom wishes all Afghans a peaceful and joyous celebration. “Eid-ul-Adha is a time of peace, which Afghanistan richly deserves,” said Mr. Haysom, the Secretary-General’s Special...
  • 03 Sep 2015 - KABUL In the last of a series of three meetings to examine the role of United Nations entities in Afghanistan, senior Government and UN officials, along with representatives from the international donor community, met in Kabul today. The Tripartite Review...
  • 24 Aug 2015 - KABUL UNAMA condemns in the strongest terms yesterday’s suicide attack in the Macorayan area of Kabul city that killed 12 and injured at least 88 others, including 13 children and 21 women. The attack was carried out on a crowded street, during rush hour and in...
  • 08 Aug 2015 - KABUL Three attacks by Anti-Government Elements in Kabul on 7 August caused at least 355 civilian casualties – 42 deaths and 313 injured – the highest number of civilians killed and injured in one day since the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (...
  • 07 Aug 2015 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the killing today of at least eight civilians and the injuring of more than 200 in Kabul. “I condemn, in the strongest terms, today’s indiscriminate attack in Kabul,” said Nicholas Haysom...
  • 05 Aug 2015 - KABUL - The Afghan conflict continued to exact a heavy toll on Afghan civilians in the first six months of 2015, with civilian casualties projected to equal or exceed the record high numbers documented in 2014, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (...
  • 22 Jul 2015 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the killing today of at least 19 civilians and the injuring of at least 28 at a bombing in the Almar district of Faryab province. “This horrific attack against civilians in a market demonstrates an...
  • 19 Jul 2015 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes the establishment by the National Unity Government of the Electoral System Reform Commission, under the chairmanship of Mr. Sultan Shah Akefi. “This is an important step,” said Nicholas Haysom, the...
  • 16 Jul 2015 - KABUL - On behalf of the United Nations in Afghanistan, I wish all Afghans Eid Mubarak. As Muslims around the world celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr after a month of fasting and worship, I hope that families around Afghanistan will be able to come together in peace, in an environment free...

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