Afghanistan

Afghanistan: UN welcomes conclusion of presidential elections, deal to form unity government

United Nations Secretary-General and his most senior envoy in Afghanistan welcomed the agreement signed today by presidential candidates, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, to establish a government of national unity, ending months of political uncertainty in the country.

Afghanistan: UN urges campaigns to cooperate with election audit process

With two-thirds of the ballot boxes from the audit of the Presidential run-off election now processed, the United Nations in Afghanistan today urged the two campaigns of Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani to cooperate fully with electoral authorities to bring the audit to completion at the earliest time.

Improvements in Afghan audit will enhance integrity – UN

The United Nations in Afghanistan has welcomed several refinements made this week to that country's ongoing audit over the results of the presidential run-off poll, saying the improvements will strengthen the “integrity of the process”.

Afghanistan: UN welcomes arrival of observers for audit of run-off election results

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomed today’s deployment of international observers and UN experts ahead of the resumption Saturday of the comprehensive audit of the results of the Presidential election run-off held on 14 June.

Afghanistan: UN proposes new audit plan to resolve stand-off over disputed election

With President Hamid Karzai's successor still undeclared, the United Nations in Afghanistan today proposed an additional audit plan that would take up to two weeks to complete, in an effort to help resolve the stand-off.

Afghanistan: Ground combat taking ‘devastating’ civilian toll, says UN, reporting sharp rise in casualties

The nature of the Afghan conflict has added yet another grim dimension as ground combat among the warring parties surpassed improvised explosive devices (IEDs) as the leading cause of conflict-related death and injury to Afghan civilians in the first six months of 2014, the United Nations reported today.

Afghanistan: UN welcomes additional audit of polling stations in presidential run-off election

The preliminary results from Afghanistan’s run-off presidential election will be announced on Monday, following a delay to allow an audit of a number of polling stations, both moves welcomed today by the United Nations.

Afghan people will 'not be deterred,' declares UN envoy, condemning latest terrorist bombing

Following yesterday's “appalling” suicide bomb attack in Kabul against the convoy of a presidential candidate, the top United Nations official in Afghanistan has condemned the incident and reiterated his belief that the Afghan people will “not be deterred by such acts of terror.”

Afghanistan: condemning latest Kabul attack, Security Council deplores all 'attempts to disrupt elections'

Emphasizing its ongoing support for Afghanistan's democratic process, the United Nations Security Council strongly condemned today's bomb attack in Kabul, which caused a number of deaths and injuries to civilians and security personnel.

Security Council strongly condemns attack on Indian consulate in western Afghanistan

The Security Council has condemned in the strongest terms the attack on the Indian consulate in the western Afghan province of Herat and called for those responsible of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to be brought to justice.