UN Special Political Mission in Afghanistan will continue its work

Today, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for a year, until 17 March 2025. Slovenia welcomes the adoption of the resolution as we strongly support UNAMA’s work and its continued presence in Afghanistan.

“We believe UNAMA’s mandate must remain comprehensive – support the path towards the inclusive transition and prosperous, democratic future of Afghanistan, and Afghan people, bringing stability, prosperity and sustainable peace,” the Deputy Permanent Representative said in the explanation of vote.

Furthermore, the adoption of the resolution is an important signal to Afghan people that the Council remains committed to protect and stand up for their human rights and to ensure the much-needed humanitarian assistance. Today’s resolution renews UNAMA’s mandate without any changes to its mandated tasks and it reaffirms Council’s full support for Special Representative of the Secretary-General. It also highlights the importance of UNAMA’s work and the presence of other UN agencies, programs and funds in Afghanistan.

“We welcome and commend UNAMA for all the activities it has been consistently undertaking in implementing its mandate. We particularly stress the importance of UNAMA’s work in the fields of human rights, humanitarian assistance and continued political dialogue with the Taliban,” added the Deputy Permanent Representative while addressing the Council’s Chamber.

Given the situation in Afghanistan remains deeply alarming, we are especially concerned about the Taliban’s policies restricting the human rights and fundamental freedoms of women and girls. We will not stop calling for full respect of human rights and we reiterate our solidarity with the Afghan people.

Read our explanation of vote here.

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