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UN Security Council to Vote the Extension of UNAMA Mission in Afghanistan

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Nizamuddin Rezahi
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The UN Security Council will organize a meeting about the extension and assessment of the UNAMA mission in Afghanistan on Thursday.

The meeting will take place on Thursday to assess the continuation of the UNAMA Mission in Afghanistan, and if a general consensus is achieved, the UN agency’s mission will extend for another year aimed at supervising human rights.  

The initial draft of the resolution for the extension of UNAMA in Afghanistan has been prepared by Japan and Saudi Arabia and will be voted on by the participating members of the UN Security Council.

According to the draft, UNAMA’s mission will extend until March 2024, without changing its mandates, tasks, and priorities.

The second draft aimed at the extension of UNAMA’s activities, it will be asked by the General Secretary of the United Nations to provide a comprehensive approach to investigate and address the challenges of Afghanistan.

The meeting takes place, as criticism has overwhelmed about the activities of UNAMA under the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.

Prior to this, Salahuddin Rabbani, leader of Jamiat-e Islami Afghanistan in a letter to the UN Secetary-General Antonio Guterres, described UNAMA’s operation as “less transparent and questionable”. He further added the UNAMA officials only meet the Islamic Emirate authorities, not other segments of the society.

The official mission of the UN organization in Afghanistan expires on March 17, 2023, and it is expected that it will be extended for another year to supervise the humanitarian situation in the war-torn country.  

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