Afghanistan

  • On Monday (17 March), the Security Council will vote to renew the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), and hold its quarterly debate on Afghanistan. Ján Kubiš, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, will brief the Council…

  • March 2014

    Afghanistan

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    In March, the Council is scheduled to renew the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), which expires on 19 March. The Council will also hold its quarterly debate on the situation in Afghanistan, during which Ján Kubiš, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of UNAMA, will brief the Council.

  • December 2013

    Afghanistan

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    In December, the Council will hold its quarterly debate on the situation in Afghanistan. Ján Kubiš, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), is expected to brief. At press time, no outcome was anticipated. UNAMA’s mandate expires on 19 March 2014.

  • Tomorrow morning (10 October), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution reauthorising the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan until 31 December 2014. Australia, the penholder on Afghanistan, circulated the draft resolution to Council members in mid-September….

  • October 2013

    Afghanistan

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    In October, the Council is likely to extend the authorisation of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan ahead of its expiry on 13 October. Given that the Council discussed Afghanistan in a debate on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on 19 September, a wider discussion is not anticipated at this point. UNAMA’s mandate expires on 19 March 2013.

     

  • 18 SEPTEMBER 2013

    Debate on UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    Tomorrow morning (19 September), the Security Council will hold its quarterly debate on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). Ján Kubiš, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of UNAMA, is expected to brief, focusing on the recent…

  • September 2013

    Afghanistan

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    In September, the Council will hold its quarterly debate on the situation in Afghanistan. Ján Kubiš, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), is expected to brief. High-level participation is possible, given that it seems the debate will likely take place the week prior to the high-level debate of the General Assembly. At press time, no outcome was anticipated.

  • 19 JUNE 2013

    Quarterly Afghanistan Debate

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    Tomorrow morning the Council is scheduled to hold its quarterly debate on Afghanistan. Ján Kubiš, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is expected to brief. No Council outcome is anticipated at…

  • June 2013

    Afghanistan

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    In June, the Council expects to hold its quarterly debate on Afghanistan. Ján Kubiš, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), is likely to brief the Council. No outcome is anticipated.

  • 18 MARCH 2013

    Afghanistan Debate and Renewal of UN Mission

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    Tomorrow morning (19 March) the Council is scheduled to hold its quarterly debate on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and to adopt a resolution renewing UNAMA’s mandate for an additional year. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and the Special Representative…

  • March 2013

    Afghanistan

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    The Council is scheduled to renew the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), which expires on 23 March. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Ján Kubiš, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan and head of UNAMA are expected to brief during the quarterly debate on the situation in Afghanistan.

  • On Monday morning (17 December) the Council is scheduled to adopt two resolutions — on the 1267/1989 (Al-Qaida) sanctions and 1988 (Taliban) sanctions. Both adoptions had been originally scheduled for 13 December, but were postponed as members needed more time…

  • December 2012

    Afghanistan

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    The Council is scheduled to hold its quarterly debate on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in December. Jan Kubiš, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of UNAMA, is expected to brief.

  • 21 NOVEMBER 2012

    Interactive Dialogue on Afghanistan

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    On 26 November (Monday), the Security Council is planning to hold an informal interactive dialogue with Salahuddin Rabbani, the chair of the Afghan High Peace Council entrusted with promoting peace and reconciliation with insurgents in Afghanistan. It seems Rabbani is…

  • 8 OCTOBER 2012

    Afghanistan ISAF Resolution Reauthorisation

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    A Security Council draft resolution reauthorising the mandate of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan for twelve months is currently under silence. The draft is scheduled for adoption tomorrow morning (9 October). (This adoption is expected to take…