Afghanistan

Afghanistan

17 September 2019
SC/13953

The Security Council decided today to extend, until 17 September 2020, the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) to support the organization of elections in that country, including the presidential ballot scheduled for 28 September.

17 September 2019

In Ukraine, the United Nations and aid agencies are urgently calling for $52 million to address the most acute, time-critical humanitarian needs before sub‑zero temperatures arrive.  Only 32 per cent of the Organization’s $162 million Humanitarian Response Plan for the country in 2019 has been funded so far.

17 September 2019
SG/SM/19745

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

10 September 2019
SC/13945

While operational and technical preparations for the upcoming 28 September presidential election are on track, deep concerns such as voter security, turnout and possible fraud still remain, the top United Nations official for Afghanistan told the Security Council today.

4 September 2019

At least 14 people were killed and many more injured yesterday, including children, when a bus hit an improvised explosive device near Douentza in the Mopti region, the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali reported.  The Mission supported the medical evacuations of 16 victims.

3 September 2019

The Yemen office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights confirmed that 52 detainees were among those killed when air strikes hit a former community college compound on the northern outskirts of Dhamar City, United Nations teams in the country reported on Sunday.  As many as 170 detainees were being held there.

3 September 2019
SG/SM/19721

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

26 August 2019
SG/SM/19709-REF/1264

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the international conference on “Forty Years of Afghan Refugees Presence in Pakistan:  A New Partnership for Solidarity”, taking place in Islamabad from 26 to 27 August:

20 August 2019
SC/13921

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Joanna Wronecka (Poland):

19 August 2019

In Geneva, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, is having its annual conference to strengthen global wildlife trade rules.  The Conference received 56 proposals to change the levels of protection for wildlife species.

18 August 2019
SG/SM/19703

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

7 August 2019

United Nations humanitarian officials in the Philippines report that the Government declared a national dengue epidemic yesterday.  There have now been more than 146,000 reported cases of dengue fever and 622 confirmed fatalities since the beginning of 2019, mostly affecting children between 5 and 9 years old.

1 August 2019
SC/13906

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Joanna Wronecka (Poland):

31 July 2019
SG/SM/19684

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

31 July 2019

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) launched a new website to identify laws and policies related to response efforts, featuring an interactive map with data from 140 nations and covering such areas as a country’s ability to diagnose HIV among babies and whether people are prosecuted for carrying condoms.

30 July 2019

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan today welcomed the reduction in civilian casualties over the 1 January-30 June period, but still views the harm done to civilians as shocking and unacceptable.  The latest United Nations update, released today, documents 3,812 civilian casualties in the first half of 2019.

29 July 2019

The United Nations Children’s Fund announced a partnership to build a first-of-its-kind factory to convert plastic waste in Côte d’Ivoire into modular plastic bricks, which will be used to build classrooms.  Côte d’Ivoire needs 15,000 classrooms; 500 will be constructed through the partnership in the next two years.

26 July 2019
SC/13900

The international community must stand with the women of Afghanistan and ensure that their hard-won gains since the collapse of the Taliban regime in 2001 are not sacrificed in any peace agreement, a leading Afghan human rights activist told the Security Council today ahead of presidential elections in September.

26 July 2019

Honduras has declared a national health emergency due to the prevalence of dengue, with 29,000 cases registered as of 25 July. So far, 54 people have died, mostly children.  The United Nations is assisting authorities with medical supplies and equipment, door-to-door awareness campaigns and other support.

26 July 2019
DSG/SM/1313-SC/13901-WOM/2187

Following is UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s briefing, as prepared for delivery, to the Security Council on women, peace and security in Afghanistan, in New York today: