Press Releases

  • 18 Mar 2016 - NEW YORK - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Pernille Dahler Kardel of Denmark as his Deputy Special Representative (Political) for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).  Ms. Kardel will succeed Tadamichi...
  • 18 Mar 2016 - NEW YORK - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Nicholas Haysom of South Africa as his Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan.  He will succeed Haile Menkerios of South Africa, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his...
  • 17 Mar 2016 - KABUL - Nowruz is a special occasion for Afghans. It is a time for renewal and celebration, promoting values of peace and solidarity between generations and communities. It contributes to cultural diversity and friendship among people. “Ahead of this occasion, the UN family in...
  • 08 Mar 2016 - KABUL - The United Nations in Afghanistan celebrates today International Women’s Day, which is being marked globally under the theme of “Planet 50-50 by 2030” to challenge entrenched patterns of discrimination and inequality and to celebrate the acts of courage and...
  • 27 Feb 2016 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns today’s suicide attack in Kunar province that killed 11 civilians and injured more than 30 others. This morning in Asadabad city, in front of the Provincial Governor’s office, a suicide attacker...
  • 23 Feb 2016 - KABUL - The United Nations reminds all parties to the conflict in Afghanistan of their obligation to always respect the provision of healthcare, never to harm medical personnel and patients and to ensure that the protected status of medical facilities is respected. In two...
  • 20 Feb 2016 - NEW YORK - During a mission by Leila Zerrougui, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, the Afghan Government reiterated its commitment to fully implement its Action Plan to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children in the...
  • 19 Feb 2016 - KABUL - The heads of the United Nations agencies working in Afghanistan met in Kabul this week, discussing their programmes for 2016. Focusing on closer alignment with the vision and plans of the National Unity Government, the United Nations team agreed to develop a summary...
  • 14 Feb 2016 - KABUL - The number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan during 2015 are the highest recorded, the UN said today on the release of its 2015 Annual Report on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict. The ...
  • 22 Jan 2016 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack in Kabul on 20 January, against a minibus transporting workers of a local media organization, for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility. The attack resulted in at least...
  • 21 Jan 2016 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the suicide attack against media workers in Kabul yesterday that killed eight and injured 24 civilians, many of them from the media sector. The casualties included women and children. The Taliban claimed...
  • 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...

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