Press Releases

  • 15 Jul 2015 - NEW YORK - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned, in the strongest terms, the recent attacks in Afghanistan that killed and injured more than 100 civilians, including women and children. The attacks in Khost and Baghlan Provinces and Kabul city occurred near...
  • 14 Jul 2015 - KABUL - On behalf of the United Nations in Afghanistan, I condemn the attack targeting civilians gathered for Iftar at the Grand Mosque in Pul-e-Khomri, Baghlan province. The attack wounded more than 40 civilians, with many in critical condition An improvised explosive device...
  • 13 Jul 2015 - KABUL - On behalf of the United Nations in Afghanistan, I condemn, in the strongest terms, yesterday’s suicide attack in Khost Matun city, Khost province, that killed 27 civilians and injured at least 10 others. Among those killed were three women and 12 children. The attack...
  • 11 Jul 2015 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council welcomed the direct talks held on 7 July in Muree, Pakistan, between the Government of Afghanistan and Taliban representatives, as a step towards peace and reconciliation. The members of the Security council encouraged the parties...
  • 08 Jul 2015 - KABUL - The head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), Nicholas Haysom, welcomed the direct talks held yesterday between Afghan Government and Taliban representatives in Islamabad, Pakistan, and urged the parties to take the next steps towards a...
  • 08 Jul 2015 - NEW YORK - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the direct talks held yesterday between Afghan Government and Taliban representatives in Pakistan. He reiterated his support for an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process, and expressed his appreciation for the commitment...
  • 07 Jul 2015 - KABUL - The top United Nations envoy in Afghanistan, Nicholas Haysom, met today in Kabul with leading civil society activists and journalists to discuss recent threats against journalists and civil activists posted on social networks of external armed groups. “Strong and...
  • 22 Jun 2015 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) strongly condemns today’s attack on Parliament in Kabul. “The attack against Parliament, for which the Taliban have claimed responsibility, is a clear and deliberate affront to democracy in Afghanistan – An...
  • 21 Jun 2015 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the killing of 16 civilians, mostly women and children, and the injuring of several others, when their minibus hit an improvised explosive device (IED) on Saturday in the southern province of Helmand...
  • 02 Jun 2015 - KABUL - The United Nations expressed its outrage at today’s murder of nine civilians working with the People in Need agency. "Once again, I am appalled to be speaking out following the killing of aid workers who are providing much needed assistance in Afghanistan,” said Mark...
  • 14 May 2015 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)  strongly condemns yesterday’s killing of at least 17 civilians in two separate attacks for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility.   An attack against civilians gathered for a cultural event in the Park...
  • 11 May 2015 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) strongly condemns yesterday's suicide attack against a civilian bus transporting employees of the Attorney General's Office in Kabul. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack that killed five...
  • 18 Apr 2015 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes today’s approval of 16 ministers to the country’s national unity Government by lawmakers in Afghanistan’s Wolesi Jirga, or lower house of the National Assembly.  “It is imperative in the interests of...
  • 18 Apr 2015 - KABUL/GENEVA - Access to justice for women victims of violence in Afghanistan needs to be strengthened, a new UN report has urged. The report states...

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