Afghanistan

Afghan Government must work to build trust in an 'increasingly fragile environment' – UN envoy

Warning that the recent surge of violent attacks in Afghanistan could signal a much worse and more fragile period ahead, the United Nations envoy for the country today called for urgent action to strengthen stability, including through improving the Government's credibility, and urged all parties to exercise restraint and avoid violence.

In Kabul, UN chief calls for peace and compassion

Expressing solidarity with Afghan people, in the wake of recent violence in the country, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today underscored the Organization's full commitment to work with the Government and people of the country to build a sustainable and prosperous future for them.

Afghanistan: After attack on funeral in Kabul, UN envoy calls for urgent measures to halt cycle of violence

Denouncing today's deadly attack on a peaceful funeral procession in Kabul as “morally reprehensible and bereft of humanity,” the top United Nations official in Afghanistan said that after a week of violence across the long-troubled country, “now is the time to seek unity and solidarity.”

Afghanistan: UN Mission urges restraint amid ongoing violent protests in Kabul

The United Nations envoy for Afghanistan today called on protesters on the street of the nation's capital to use restraint and avoid violence, while expressing his understanding of their frustration over a string of terrorist attacks that have killed hundreds of civilians in recent months.