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PRESS RELEASE: International Women’s Day - 'Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity'
 KABUL, 8 March 2015 – The United Nations celebrates International Women’s Day every year on 8 March. In 2015, the UN system in Afghanistan is marking the day to uphold women’s achievements, recognize challenges, and focus greater attention on women’s rights and gender equality, under the global theme “Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity”. More>>
PRESS RELEASE: UN Afghan report on torture in detention shows some progress, calls for more action
KABUL, 25 February 2015 - A UN report released today on the torture and ill-treatment of conflict-related detainees in Government detention facilities shows some progress and welcomes the new administration’s commitment to accelerate its efforts to fully eliminate the practice of torture and ill-treatment in detention facilities. More>>
PRESS RELEASE: Civilian casualties in Afghanistan rise by 22 per cent in 2014

KABUL, 18 February 2015 - Increased ground engagements between parties to the armed conflict in Afghanistan are behind a 22 per cent rise in conflict-related deaths and injuries of Afghan civilians in 2014, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said today on the release of its 2014 Annual Report on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, prepared in coordination with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. More>>

UN Security Council Committee Report indicates Taliban strengthening links to organized crime
NEW YORK, 10 February 2015 – The Taliban’s involvement in criminal activity, including narcotics trafficking, illicit mining, collusion with mafias and kidnapping for ransom, appears to be increasing, a new UN Security Council Committee report indicates. More>>
PRESS STATEMENT: UNAMA condemns killing of civilians in PPIED blast
KABUL, 18 January 2015 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns yesterday’s killing of a family, as well as the driver of the taxi they were travelling in when the vehicle hit a pressure-plate improvised explosive device (PPIED) planted on a road in the eastern province of Nangarhar. More>>
PRESS RELEASE: UNAMA welcomes Afghan civil society’s call for sustainable peace
KABUL, 17 January 2015 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes important progress made by civil society groups and the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) in developing and promoting local road maps for peace. More>>
PRESS STATEMENT: UNAMA welcomes nomination of Ministers and senior officials
KABUL, 12 January 2015 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes today’s nomination of Ministers and senior officials as an important milestone in implementing the agreement for a National Unity Government. More>>
PRESS STATEMENT: UNAMA condemns killing of civilians at wedding party
KABUL, 1 January 2015 - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) strongly condemns yesterday’s shelling that hit a wedding party in the southern province of Helmand killing as many as 25 civilians with a further 45 injured, according to preliminary information. More>>
PRESS STATEMENT: UNAMA condemns murder of humanitarian de-miners
KABUL, 14 December 2014 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the killing of 11 Afghan de-miners and the wounding of another six in an attack in Helmand province yesterday. More>>
PRESS STATEMENT: UNAMA condemns Taliban suicide attack at cultural institute
KABUL, 12 December 2014 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns yesterday’s suicide attack against a crowd of civilians in Kabul. More>>
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