UNSC extends UNAMA’s mandate for another year

The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday, September 17, adopted a resolution to renew the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for 12 months, according to the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the United Nations.

Appreciating the approval of the resolution, Afghanistan ambassador and permanent representative to the UN described the decision as a step forward to support peace efforts and the 2019 Afghan presidential election.

UNAMA’s mandate is now to continue until September 17 of 2020 in Afghanistan while its mandate was previously extended for six months.

The UNAMA is a key supporter of holding presidential election which is scheduled to be held on September 28.