UNAMA Mission in Afghanistan Extended

8 Subh, Kabul: The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously extended the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for six months.

According to UNAMA, the UN Security Council unanimously voted on Resolution S/RES/2596 (2021) on Friday evening, September 17, to extend the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).

The mission can now work till March 17, 2022.

Members of the UN Security Council have called on the Secretary-General to prepare a report by 31 January 2022 outlining the “strategic and operational recommendations for the UNAMA mission in light of recent political, security, social developments in Afghanistan”.

The UN Security Council statement also emphasizes the importance of establishing an inclusive government, protecting human rights, and complying with international law.