Reports of the UN Secretary-General

The United Nations Secretary-General issues regular reports on the situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security. The reports are prepared pursuant to relevant resolutions of the General Assembly and the Security Council.

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Report of the Secretary-General: The situation in Afghanistan A/78/628-S/2023/941
 

The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 68/11 and Security Council resolution 2678 (2023), in which the Secretary-General was requested to report every three months on the situation in Afghanistan and the implementation of the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), including at the subnational level.
 
14 Dec 2023 English
Report of the Independent Assessment Pursuant to Security Council Resolution 2679 (2023) On 16 March 2023, the Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2679 (2023) requesting the Secretary-General to provide to the Council an independent assessment on Afghanistan, no later than 17 November 2023. 9 Nov 2023 English 
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Secretary-General report on the Situation in Afghanistan A/78/361 S/2023/678 Afghanistan continued to show significantly reduced levels of armed conflict and some macroeconomic progress compared with the previous reporting period. However, the curtailment of Afghans’ fundamental rights and freedoms, especially for women and girls, continued unabated. 18 Sept 2023

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Secretary-General report on the Situation in Afghanistan A/77/914 S/2023/453 The United Nations operations in Afghanistan were directly affected during the reporting period when the de facto Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed UNAMA leadership of severe restrictions on Afghan female personnel working for the United Nations. 6 Jul 2023

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Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan A/77/772-S/2023/151 

The Taliban de facto authorities continued to tighten control over the population through the adoption of additional restrictive measures.

27 Feb 2023

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan A/77/636-S/2022/916

The United Nations has maintained its presence in Afghanistan, scaling responses to humanitarian emergencies, working towards economic recovery, respect for fundamental human rights and freedoms, including for women and girls, and facilitating dialogue between communities and the de facto authorities.

7 Dec 2022

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan
 A/77/340-S/2022/692

The United Nations presence in Afghanistan has remained dedicated to providing support to the Afghan people. UNAMA has engaged with the de facto authorities to address the basic needs and promote and protect the rights of the Afghan people.

14 Sept 2022

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/76/862-S/2022/485

Ten months after the Taliban takeover, Afghanistan is confronted with growing uncertainty over its political, security and socioeconomic future.

15 Jun 2022

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Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/76/667–S/2022/64

The responsibility of the United Nations to the people of Afghanistan, in particular the humanitarian imperative, has endured throughout the decades of conflict. This responsibility remains as pressing today as ever.

28 Jan 2022

English, Dari, Pastho

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan
 A/75/1010–S/2021/759

Urges the Taliban and all other parties to exercise utmost restraint to protect lives and to ensure that humanitarian needs can be met.

2 Sept 2021

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan
  A/75/926–S/2021/570

Afghanistan is entering a new and uncertain phase of its decades-long conflict. Progress in the peace talks that began in September 2020 in Doha has slowed, and fighting continues around the country.

15 Jun 2021

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Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan
  A/75/811–S/2021/252

Calls upon the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban to continue discussions towards establishing a substantive agenda for the Afghanistan peace negotiations.

12 Mar 2021

English, Dari, Pashto

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan
   A/75/634–S/2020/1182

If the peace negotiations are to offer hope, they must bring a commitment by the parties to protect the human rights of all Afghans and uphold the international treaties to which the country is a party. 

9 Dec 2020

English, Dari, Pashto

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan A/74/993–S/2020/809

Despite brief periods of respite during the two Eid ceasefires, the level of violence in Afghanistan remains far too high, with devastating consequences for all Afghans. I call on all parties to reduce violence, immediately and without preconditions.

18 Aug 2020

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Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan A/74/897–S/2020/549

The best chance of a durable peace settlement rests on broad consensus, with the political and social diversity of Afghanistan represented in the peace process, so as to lay the groundwork for wide acceptance of an eventual settlement.

17 Jun 2020

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Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan A/74/753-S/2020/210

After a prolonged and contested electoral process, the democratic transfer of power has provided an opportunity for advancing the nation’s interests.

17 Mar 2020

English, Dari, Pashto

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan A/74/582–S/2019/935

On 28 September, Afghan men and women across the country went to the polls, braving security concerns. I commend all Afghans who exercised their right to vote.

10 Dec 2019

English, Dari, Pashto

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan A/74/348–S/2019/703

The electoral preparations, in particular the completion of the top-up voter registration exercise, should allow more Afghans to vote in the presidential elections, many of them for the first time

3 Sept 2019

English, Dari, Pashto

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan A/73/902–S/2019/493

At the 2018 Geneva Ministerial Conference on Afghanistan, there was a strong message that peace, State-building and reform-driven development are mutually reinforcing and indispensable

 

14 June 2019

English, Dari, Pashto

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan A/73/902–S/2019/493

The current moment represents perhaps the most significant chance to date for a negotiated settlement to the long and devastating conflict between the Government of Afghanistan and the Taliban.

28 February 2019

English, Dari, Pashto

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan A/73/624–S/2018/1092

Noting the many security, logistical and political challenges facing the electoral management bodies of Afghanistan, I welcome the timely conduct of parliamentary elections under difficult circumstances

7 December 2018

English, Dari, Pashto

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan A/73/624–S/2018/1092

Afghanistan is nearly in the fifth year its Transformation Decade (2015–2024), which began with the drawdown of international forces in 2014. As it approaches the midpoint, the political, economic and security challenges the country faces remain significant and complex.

10 September 2018

English, Dari, Pashto

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan A/72/888–S/2018/539

The resounding international support for the offer expressed at the conferences held in Kabul and Tashkent provides further impetus to the peace negotiations.

6 June 2018

English, Dari, Pashto

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/72/768*–S/2018/165*

The Government has made commendable efforts in implementing the Law on the Elimination of Violence against Women as well as upholding Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) on women and peace and security.

27 February 2018

English, Dari, Pashto

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/72/651–S/2017/1056

Encourages all parties to engage constructively in diplomatic efforts towards peace, with a view to promoting the interests and well-being of all Afghans. There is no military solution to the conflict in Afghanistan.

15 December 2017

English, Dari, Pashto

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/72/392–S/2017/783

The implementation of the recommendations from my special report on the strategic review of UNAMA is under way, with the Mission looking to reconfigure its current posture

15 September 2017

English, Dari, Pashto

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/72/312–S/2017/696

Recommends that the findings of the strategic review as set out in the present report be incorporated into the next mandate of UNAMA

10 August 2017

English, Dari, Pashto

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/71/932–S/2017/508

The report states that there was no discernible progress towards direct peace talks between the Government and the Taliban. A regional environment conducive for an Afghan-led peace process is essential.

15 June 2017

English, Dari, Pashto

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/71/826–S/2017/189

Requested the Security Council to extend the mandate of UNAMA, noting the continued importance of supporting political processes in Afghanistan and monitoring the security situation

3 March 2017

English, Dari, Pashto

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/71/682–S/2016/1049

The joint commitments from the NATO Summit and the Brussels Conference provide the resources and possibility for essential reforms, including in the areas of poverty reduction, governance, the rule of law and elections, and human rights.

13 December 2016

English, Dari, Pashto

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/70/1033–S/2016/768

In recent months, the Government has focused on addressing security and economic challenges, including steps toward countering corruption, as well as preparations for the critical forthcoming Brussels conference on Afghanistan. However, the political rifts in recent weeks have strained the unity of the Government

7 September 2016

English, Dari, Pashto

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/70/924–S/2016/532

The summit in Warsaw and the conference in Brussels on Afghanistan can represent an essential pivot in the trajectory of the country and the region and promote crucial efforts to strengthen connectivity and cross-border cooperation.

10 June 2016

English,

Pashto

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/70/775- S/2016/218

Afghanistan has completed the first year of the Transformation Decade. During this period of significant and complex challenges, the Government put forward a reform agenda, endeavored to strengthen regional economic integration and sought to activate a peace process, while confronting an intensifying insurgency.

7 March 2016

English,

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/70/601–S/2015/942

Efforts to launch a peace process are at an impasse. Although the importance of a political solution is acknowledged in public statements by the Taliban, the movement has not yet shown a commitment to resuming direct talks with the Government of Afghanistan.

10 Dec 2015

English, Dari, Pashto

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/70/359–S/2015/684

The announcement of the death of Mullah Omar has clear implications for reconciliation, as questions about Taliban cohesion following the announcement have also fueled doubts about its commitment to a peace process.

1 Sep 2015

English, Dari, Pashto

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/69/929–S/2015/422

The formation of the National Unity Government is nearly complete. After a long and challenging process, the appointment of all ministers and the formalization of the Office of the Chief Executive and the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers are important achievements.

10 June 2015

English, Dari, Pashto

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/69/801*–S/2015/151*

At the close of 2014, the overall Kabul process of transition covering political, security and socioeconomic dimensions was completed, as outlined in major international conferences on Afghanistan in Kabul (2010); Bonn, Germany (2011); and Tokyo (2012). Afghanistan has now entered the Transformation Decade as of 1 January 2015, having assumed full leadership and ownership in its national affairs.

27 Feb 2015

English, Dari, Pashto

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/69/647–S/2014/876

Afghanistan’s first democratic transfer of leadership is another milestone in the country’s political transition. The electoral impasse was protract ed and challenging but concluded in the interest of the nation.

9 Dec 2014

English, Dari, Pashto

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/69/540–S/2014/656

A transfer of power through the electoral process, and the candidates’ acceptance of the results, is the only means to provide a new leader and government with the mandate required to tackle the many challenges.

9 September 2014

English, Dari, Pashto

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/68/910–S/2014/420*

The present report is issued amid landmark elections in Afghanistan. To date, the political engagement demonstrated by the candidates and the electorate, together with the efforts of electoral and security bodies, has been impressive, reinforcing national and international confidence in the future of Afghanistan.

18 June 2014

English, Dari, Pashto

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/68/789–S/2014/163

Afghanistan faces a complex conflict, with a nexus of armed groups and organized criminal networks pursuing simultaneous and sometimes competing local, national and transnational agendas. A peace process or even direct talks is unlikely before the elections.

7 March 2014

English, Dari, Pashto

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/68/645–S/2013/721

The long-term commitment of the United Nations to the well-being of the Afghan people is best realized through a secure, inclusive and sustainable State. I recognize that the Security Council may address in more detail the role of the United Nations in Afghanistan when there is greater clarity on the impact of the political and security transitions.

6 December 2013

English, Dari, Pashto

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/67/981–S/2013/535

The visit of my Deputy underlined the long-term commitment of the United Nations to assisting Afghan authorities and people to realize their aspirations of peace, justice and development.

6 September 2013

English, Dari,

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/67/889*–S/2013/350*

UNAMA has increased its outreach and capacity-building efforts, to help facilitate an increasingly unified, coherent Afghan vision of the future and promote national dialogue. To that end, the Mission’s work on regional cooperation and its national reach, including through a unique network of field offices, are essential.

13 June 2013

English, Dari, Pashto

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/67/778–S/2013/133

The reporting period has been important in setting the stage for simultaneous security, political and economic transitions leading up to 2014. These efforts will help to underpin future stability, with elected Afghan leadership and robust institutions able to deliver services to the population as critical elements.

5 March 2013

English, Dari, Pashto

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/67/619–S/2012/907

The publication of a comprehensive timeline for the presidential and Provincial Council polls to take place in 2014 is a positive step. The Tokyo Mutual Accountability Framework indicators now require a robust electoral architecture, developed transparently.

6 December 2012

English, Dari

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/67/354–S/2012/703

The Istanbul Process has reinvigorated and strengthened the coherence of regional support, helping to redefine regional assistance to Afghanistan based on mutual self-interest, rather than as a charitable act.

13 September 2012

English, Dari, Pashto

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/66/855–S/2012/462

The 2012 NATO summit held in Chicago backed a timeline for the international military drawdown, with ongoing support for the lead role of Afghan institutions in securing the population. It also confirmed that the NATO-ISAF mission would evolve from a combat to a training and assistance mission.

20 June 2012

English, Dari, Pashto

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/66/728–S/2012/133*

The 2011 Bonn Conference provided assurances of an enduring partnership between Afghanistan and its international partners through 2014 and the decade beyond

5 March 2012

English,

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/66/604*–S/2011/772*

Mr. Rabbani’s killing was a setback, but it should not and cannot deter efforts towards Afghan-led reconciliation.

13 December 2011

English,

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/66/369–S/2011/590

Since the inauguration of the National Assembly in January 2011, UNAMA has urged the different branches of Government to work together for a solution to the post-electoral deadlock in line with the Constitution.

21 September 2011

English,

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/65/873–S/2011/381

The Review Conference of the Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Programme, held in Kabul on 10 and 11 May, assessed achievements to date andagreed on measures to enhance the implementation of the Programme.

23 June 2011

English,

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

S/2011/120

The revised terms of reference for the Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board provide for the participation of civil society and private sector representatives. UNAMA has supported Afghan civil society networks in establishing a mechanism for their regular representation on the Board

9 March 2011

English,

Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Afghanistan

S/2011/55

Calls upon the donor community to ensure that flexible and sustainable funding is available for the timely and effective implementation of the Action Plan by the United Nations and the Government of Afghanistan.

3 February 2011

English,

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/65/612–S/2010/630

The security of United Nations staff remains a major concern for the Organization, and the October attack against the United Nations compound in Herat served as a reminder of the dangers that our staff face.

10 December 2010

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/64/911–S/2010/463

The Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board will be the main body to monitor the implementation the commitments made at both the London and Kabul Conferences and will be the guardian of their implementation.

14 September 2010

English

Report of the Secretary-General pursuant to para. 40

of resolution 1917 (2010) S/2010/318

The broad endorsement of a peace and reintegration programme and the establishment of a peace council to pursue an intra-Afghan dialogue are good first developments that need to be followed through and fed into a broader reconciliation process

16 June 2010

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/64/705–S/2010/127

The present report notes some improvements in the effectiveness of aid delivered. It is clear, however, that too little information about donor activities still reaches the Government, whether those activities are performed by military or civilian actors.

10 March 2010

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Pashto

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/64/613–S/2009/674

The controversial 2009 elections undermined confidence in Afghanistan’s leadership and affected international support for the engagement in Afghanistan. However, it ultimately yielded a result that was acceptable to Afghans and respected Afghanistan’s laws and institutions.

28 December 2009

English,

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/64/364–S/2009/475

The new Government should demonstrate that it is determined and able to address the main concerns of its people, including security, the rule of law and the need for sustainable economic and social development. The Government must come closer to its people.

22 September 2009

English,

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/63/892–S/2009/323

To secure the gains made in 2009, and to meet the expectations placed on the United Nations by donors and Afghans alike, it is my strong conviction that the Mission will need to be strengthened even further in 2010.

23 June 2009

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/63/751–S/2009/135

Recommends that UNAMA mandate, which was renewed by the Security Council in its resolution 1806 (2008) until 23 March 2009, be extended for a further 12 months.

10 March 2009

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/63/372–S/2008/617

The present report presents a mixed picture of the situation in Afghanistan. Regardless of the progress made in certain areas, the situation in the country has deteriorated over the past six months. The Paris Conference in June provided an agenda and a road map. Our joint challenge now is to implement the commitments undertaken at the Conference.

23 September 2008

English

Special report of the Secretary-General pursuant

to SC resolution 1806 (2008) S/2008/434

The extent to which UNAMA can fulfil its mandate will ultimately depend upon the degree to which international partners and the Government of Afghanistan support the enhanced coordinating role of UNAMA and live up to the commitments they undertook at the Paris Conference.

3 July 2008

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/62/722–S/2008/159

To meet the security challenge and stabilize Afghanistan, a common approach is needed that integrates security, governance, rule of law, human rights and social and economic development

6 March 2008

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/62/345–S/2007/555

The United Nations will remain fully engaged in Afghanistan and continue to play its central and impartial coordinating role. I personally visited Afghanistan in July and shortly thereafter co-chaired the Conference on the Rule of Law in Afghanistan in Rome.

21 September 2007

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/61/799–S/2007/152

Afghanistan and its international partners once again find themselves at a critical juncture in the country’s transition. It is time for the international community to reconfirm its commitment to Afghanistan and to move expeditiously to consolidate the accomplishments of the last six years.

15 March 2007

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/61/326–S/2006/727

The challenges facing the country are daunting but the international community as well as local communities must continue to work hand in hand with the Government towards the long-term vision expressed in the Afghanistan Compact.

11 September 2006

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/60/712–S/2006/145

UNAMA has completed its tasks with respect to the Bonn Agreement, but its role does not end here. Its current mandate under Security Council resolution 1589 (2005) expires on 24 March 2006, and I recommend that the mandate of UNAMA as outlined above be extended for a further period of 12 months.

7 March 2006

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/60/224–S/2005/525

The Bonn process has enjoyed some remarkable achievements, in particular the transition to elected political institutions which is to be completed in a few weeks with the holding of parliamentary and local elections.

12 August 2005

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/59/744–S/2005/183

While considerable efforts are being made to identify the role of the United Nations following the parliamentary elections, there will be a need to consult with the Afghan leadership, the Parliament, once established, and other relevant parties before a definitive recommendation can be submitted to the Security Council

18 March 2005

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/59/581–S/2004/925

The United Nations remains committed to assisting the new Government as it continues to address the vital tasks required to fulfil the letter and the spirit of the Bonn Agreement.

26 November 2004

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/58/868–S/2004/634

During the period under review, the most striking aspect of the Bonn process no doubt has been the registration of voters for the 2004 election.

12 August 2004

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/58/742–S/2004/230

The events which led to the ouster of the Taliban and the Bonn process left a large part of the community feeling that their interests had been ignored;

19 March 2004

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

S/2003/1212

The recent attacks on the United Nations in the cities of Kandahar and Ghazni, and threats by people claiming to speak on behalf of the Taliban, have highlighted that security threats for international personnel and for the Bonn process now exist in city centres.

30 Dec 2003

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/57/850–S/2003/754

In spite of considerable obstacles, the implementation of the Bonn Agreement continues to be largely on track.

23 July 2003

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/57/762–S/2003/333

The present report coincides with the completion of the Mission’s initial mandate of one year. The Afghan Transitional Administration and the international community, along with UNAMA, can draw satisfaction from a number of significant accomplishments.

18 March 2003

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/57/487–S/2002/1173

UNAMA and the United Nations system will continue to give priority to strengthening the capacity of the Transitional Administration.

21 October 2002

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/56/1000–S/2002/737

The peace process initiated in Bonn continues to move forward, albeit slowly.

11 July 2002

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/56/875–S/2002/278

Afghanistan is a shattered society. The participants in the Bonn Conference have set for the leaders and people of their country the formidable challenge of consolidating the peace process in less than three years. But it will take much more than 36 months to heal the wounds left by 23 years of war.

18 March 2002

English

Secretary-General report on Sanctions

S/2001/1215

Report on the humanitarian implications of the sanctions imposed by Security Council resolutions 1267 (1999) and 1333 (2000) on the territory of Afghanistan under Taliban control.

18 December 2001

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/56/681–S/2001/1157

The challenge that faces us now is to speed up the delivery of humanitarian assistance to the Afghans, to help chart a path that will lead to a stable and unified Afghanistan and rebuild a country shattered by over two decades of war.

6 December 2001

English

Secretary-General report on Sanctions

A/56/681–S/2001/1157

Report of the Secretary-General on the humanitarian implications of the measures imposed by Security Council resolutions 1267 (1999) and 1333 (2000) on the territory of Afghanistan under Taliban control

19 November 2001

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/55/1028–S/2001/789

The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan has reached alarming proportions owing to the combined effects of 22 years of conflict and the worst drought in living memory.

17 August 2001

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/55/907–S/2001/384

The Taliban suspended its participation in the United Nations sponsored dialogue process agreed to on 2 November, as a reaction to the adoption of sanctions.

19 April 2001

English

Secretary-General report on Sanctions

S/2001/241

Report of the Secretary-General on the humanitarian implications of the measures imposed by Security Council resolutions 1267 (1999) and 1333 (2000) on Afghanistan

20 March 2001

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/55/633–S/2000/1106

The agreement by the Taliban and the United Front on 2 November to enter into a process of dialogue without preconditions, under United Nations auspices, in order to bring to an end the Afghan conflict by political means, provides a glimmer of hope in this otherwise grim scenario.

20 November 2000

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/55/393–S/2000/875

Prior to the onset of the fighting, there had been signs that the two sides might consider embarking upon some kind of dialogue under the auspices of the United Nations.

18 September 2000

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/54/918–S/2000/581

There is a growing risk of greater internationalization of the problem as a result of the increased perception that Afghan territory is being used as a base to destabilize other countries

16 June 2000

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/54/378- S/1999/994

UNSMA remains ready and willing to help facilitate talks in a conducive atmosphere.

21 September 1999

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/53/1002- S/1999/698

Continue to utilize all the diplomatic means available to persuade the two sides to resume discussions and agree to halt their offensive operations and to encourage and support Afghans, of whatever political persuasion, to work together more actively to achieve national reconciliation.

21 June 1999

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/53/889- S/1999/362

There continues to be a danger of further regionalization of the Afghan civil war. Moreover, the humanitarian situation remains of serious concern to the international community. Welcomes the discussions in Ashkabad, which indicate a willingness on both sides to move towards a peaceful solution.

31 March 1999

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/53/455- S/1998/913

The situation in Afghanistan has deteriorated significantly owing to the intensified fighting between the UF and the Taliban following the collapse of the ulema process in June.

2 October 1998

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/52/957-S/1998/532

The key to ending the Afghan tragedy lies in whether or not the international community has the resolve to address its external aspects, namely, the continuous foreign interference in the form of providing arms and other supplies to the warring factions.

19 June 1998

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/52/826-  S/1998/222

The tragedy of Afghanistan continues as the factions, supported by the uninterrupted supply of arms from outside, keep fighting in defiance of the will of the vast majority of the Afghan people.

17 March 1998

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/52/682- S/1997/894

A peaceful settlement in Afghanistan remains elusive notwithstanding the untiring efforts of the United Nations to broker peace among the country's warring factions.

14 November 1997

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/52/358- S/1997/719

In meetings with UNSMA, both the Taliban and their Northern Alliance opponents claimed a commitment to a negotiated settlement. However, their deeds ran contrary to the positions stated to UNSMA and revealed a desire to gain the upper hand over their adversaries through military conquest.

17 September 1997

English

Secretary-General report on the situation in Afghanistan

A/52/358- S/1997/719

The imposition of one party's will over others, even if it appears to be successful in the very short term, cannot bring lasting peace and stability to the country and the region. Prospects for peace are bleak for the immediate future, but the UN continues to to pursue a negotiated solution to the Afghan problem.

16 June 1997

English