Press Releases

  • 27 Jan 2018 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General strongly condemns the deadly attack today in central Kabul, which was claimed by the Taliban. Indiscriminate attacks against civilians are grave violations of human rights and international humanitarian law and can never be justified. Those...
  • 27 Jan 2018 - KABUL - On behalf of the United Nations in Afghanistan, I unequivocally condemn today’s attack in Kabul city in which scores of civilians were killed or injured. The facts in this incident are clear. The explosion occurred near a High Peace Council facility in a civilian-...
  • 25 Jan 2018 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, on 24 January, targeting an international humanitarian organization, which resulted in at least 5 people killed...
  • 25 Jan 2018 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) joins the Afghan authorities and the international community in condemning the attack on the Save the Children office that claimed the lives of several civilians and injured others, many of them humanitarian aid workers....
  • 24 Jan 2018 - NEW YORK - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has spoken out against the fatal attack on the Afghan offices of renowned international non-governmental organization Save the Children, saying that he was “appalled and deeply saddened” by the casualties. In a...
  • 22 Jan 2018 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 20 January, which resulted in at least 22 people killed and 9 injured, for which the...
  • 22 Jan 2018 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General strongly condemns the 20 January attack, claimed by the Taliban, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul. The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. He...
  • 21 Jan 2018 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the Taliban-claimed attack at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul that killed at least six civilians, including one woman, and injured at least three others. The Intercontinental Hotel was scheduled to hold a...
  • 18 Jan 2018 - KABUL - Following the UN Security Council’s visit to Afghanistan, the Council will discuss Afghanistan in the framework of the maintenance of international peace and security and as part of a broader debate on building regional partnerships in Afghanistan and Central Asia as a...
  • 18 Jan 2018 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes the passage of Afghanistan’s annual budget by the lower house on Wednesday, providing a platform for the country to address its national priorities. “The passage of the new budget, which the government worked to...
  • 15 Jan 2018 - KABUL - The UN Security Council undertook a visit to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan from the 13th to 15th of January 2018. The first Council visit to Afghanistan since 2010, the visit was an opportunity to reiterate the Security Council’s support for the Government and...
  • 07 Jan 2018 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) today releases its preliminary findings in to the suicide attack in Kabul on 4 January that killed 13 civilians and injured an additional 19. The attack, claimed by Islamic State, took place in the evening when the...
  • 06 Jan 2018 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 4 January, which resulted in at least 15 people killed and 25 injured, for which the Islamic State in Iraq and the...
  • 31 Dec 2017 - NEW YORK - Dear friends around the world, Happy New Year. When I took office one year ago, I appealed for 2017 to be a year for peace. Unfortunately - in fundamental ways, the world has gone in reverse. On New Year’s Day 2018, I am not issuing an appeal. I am issuing an alert...

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