(MENAFN- AzerNews) The UN Security Council on Thursday adopted two resolutions
concerning Afghanistan, both unanimously, one of which extended the
mandate of the UN special political mission in the country for one
Resolution 2678 decides to extend the mandate of the United
Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) until March 17,
2024. It stresses the critical importance of the mission's
continued presence and calls upon all relevant Afghan political
actors and stakeholders, including relevant authorities and
international actors, to coordinate with UNAMA in the
implementation of its mandate and to ensure the safety, security
and freedom of movement of United Nations and associated personnel
throughout the country.
The other resolution, Resolution 2679, requests an independent
assessment of recommendations for the efforts to address
By the terms of the resolution, the 15-member council requests
the secretary-general to conduct and provide, no later than Nov.
17, an integrated, independent assessment, after consultations with
all relevant Afghan political actors and stakeholders, including
relevant authorities, Afghan women and civil society, as well as
the region and the wider international community.
The council also requests that the independent assessment
provide forward-looking recommendations for an integrated and
coherent approach among relevant political, humanitarian, and
development actors, within and outside of the UN system, in order
to address the current challenges faced by Afghanistan, including
those relating to the humanitarian situation, human rights,
security and terrorism.
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