UN Mission in Afghanistan

UN deplores pre-election killings and attacks, urges Afghans to defy terror, and vote

With just hours to go before Saturday’s parliamentary elections in Afghanistan, the UN has been expressing concern at the uptick in deadly political violence in the country, whilst encouraging Afghans to exercise their right to vote.

News in Brief 31 May 2017 (AM)

The UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has condemned Wednesday’s “indiscriminate suicide attack” in the capital, Kabul, which has left dozens dead and more than 300 injured.

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Media critical to development and peace in Afghanistan: UN official

Without freedom of the press, an “informed and engaged” public would not be possible, the head of the UN mission in Afghanistan, UNAMA, said on Wednesday.

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News in Brief 8 February 2017 (AM)

Security Council condemns “heinous and cowardly” attack on Afghan court

The Security Council has described the terrorist attack outside Afghanistan’s Supreme Court in the capital Kabul on Tuesday as “heinous and cowardly.”

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Afghan women want peace “but not at any cost”

Women in Afghanistan want peace “but not at any cost” according to a UN human rights and gender expert in the country.

The central Asian nation continues to recover from decades of instability.

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