Press Releases

  • 11 Nov 2015 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the murder by anti-Government elements of seven civilians, including two women, one girl and two boys, in the southern province of Zabul.  The seven civilians were abducted last month and executed...
  • 26 Oct 2015 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the intentional killing of two human rights workers today in Jalalabad. The two killed were employees of the respected Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC). Six other AIHRC staff...
  • 25 Oct 2015 - KABUL - UNAMA wishes to provide some clarity on internal safety and security assessments conducted by the United Nations for the purposes of its operations in Afghanistan. This is necessary following mischaracterisation in the media of UN security assessments. UNAMA regularly...
  • 25 Oct 2015 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) expresses its serious concern at recent statements from the Taliban that identified specific Afghan media outlets and their staff as military targets. UNAMA urges all parties to the conflict to...
  • 25 Oct 2015 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General is deeply troubled and saddened by the killing of Ms. Toorpaki Ulfat, a staff member of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), on 12 October in Kandahar. He urges the local authorities to undertake a rigorous and prompt...
  • 25 Oct 2015 - KABUL - It is with great sadness that I confirm the loss of a colleague, Ms. Toorpaki Ulfat, who was assassinated in Kandahar city this morning. Ms. Ulfat, who had worked the past five years for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), was a...
  • 18 Oct 2015 - KABUL The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) praises the first-ever Ulema National Conference that took place on 12 October in Kabul. Around 500 participants from Ulema councils and independent Ulema, composed of Sunni and Shia religious...
  • 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...

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