UNSC unanimously adopts resolution renewing mandate of UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan
The Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Friday.
The resolution emphasizes “the importance of the establishment of an inclusive and representative government”, in the wake of the Taliban takeover on 15 August.
It further highlights the importance of “upholding human rights, including for women, children, and minorities.”
Authorizing a six-month extension of the UN mission’s mandate, Council members requested the Secretary-General prepare a report by 31 January 2022, that outlines “strategic and operational recommendations for the mandate of UNAMA in light of recent political, security, and social developments”.
The resolution recognizes “the need for strengthened efforts to provide humanitarian assistance” and says it requires “all parties to allow full, safe and unhindered humanitarian access”.
The people in Afghanistan are engulfed in multiple crises, with half the population in urgent need of aid. More than a billion dollars was pledged to assist the civilian population at a special UN humanitarian conference which took place on Monday. (ILKHA)