Press Releases

  • 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...
  • 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...

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