Afghanistan

  • 12 May 2022

    Afghanistan: Closed Consultations

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    This afternoon (12 May), Security Council members will convene for closed consultations on Afghanistan. Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) Deborah Lyons is expected to brief. The meeting was requested by Norway to address...

  • This morning (17 March), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for one year, until 17 March 2023. Norway, the penholder on Afghanistan, circulated the...

  • March 2022

    Afghanistan

    Monthly Forecast

    In March, the Council is expected to adopt a resolution on the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). UNAMA’s current mandate expires on 17 March. The Council will also receive a briefing on the situation in Afghanistan and the work of UNAMA from Deborah Lyons, the Special Representative and head of UNAMA, as well as a briefing from a representative of Afghan civil society. The briefing will be followed by closed consultations.

  • 25 January 2022

    Afghanistan: Briefing and Consultations

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    Tomorrow (26 January), the Security Council will convene for an open briefing, followed by closed consultations, on Afghanistan. Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre will chair the meeting. Secretary-General António Guterres is expected to make brief introductory remarks. Special Representative...

  • January 2022

    Afghanistan

    Monthly Forecast

    In January, the Security Council will receive a briefing on the situation in Afghanistan and the work of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). Either the Secretary-General or Deborah Lyons, the Special Representative and head of UNAMA, will brief. A female representative of civil society is also expected to brief the Council.

  • 21 December 2021

    Afghanistan: Vote on 1988 Sanctions Resolution*

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    Tomorrow morning (22 December), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution on the 1988 Afghanistan sanctions regime, which addresses the provision of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. The draft text in blue determines that “humanitarian assistance and...

  • 17 December 2021

    Afghanistan: Vote on Sanctions Draft Resolution*

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    This afternoon (17 December), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution renewing the mandate of the Monitoring Team supporting the 1988 Afghanistan Sanctions Committee. The same Monitoring Team supports the 1988 Afghanistan Sanctions Committee and the...

  • 16 November 2021

    Afghanistan: Briefing and Consultations

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    Tomorrow (17 November), the Security Council will convene for an open briefing, followed by closed consultations, on Afghanistan. Deborah Lyons, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), will brief...

  • November 2021

    Afghanistan

    Monthly Forecast

    In November, the Security Council will receive a briefing on the situation in Afghanistan and the work of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) from Deborah Lyons, the Special Representative and head of UNAMA. A civil society representative is also expected to brief the Council regarding the situation of women and girls in Afghanistan. The briefing will be followed by closed consultations.

  • 16 September 2021

    Afghanistan: UNAMA Mandate Renewal*

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    Tomorrow (17 September), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), which is due to expire on 17 September. The co-penholders, Estonia and Norway, circulated a...

  • 8 September 2021

    Afghanistan: Quarterly Meeting on UNAMA

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    Tomorrow (9 September) afternoon, the Security Council will hold its quarterly meeting on Afghanistan. Deborah Lyons, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), will brief on the Secretary-General’s latest...

  • September 2021

    Afghanistan

    Monthly Forecast

    In September, the Security Council is expected to consider the renewal of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), which is set to expire on 17 September. The Council will also hold its quarterly meeting on Afghanistan. Deborah Lyons, the Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of UNAMA, and a representative of Afghan civil society are expected to brief. 

  • This afternoon (30 August), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution regarding recent developments in Afghanistan. France, the UK and the US proposed the resolution and circulated a first draft to the Council on 27 August....

  • Tomorrow (6 August) morning, the Security Council will convene in person for a briefing and closed consultations on Afghanistan. Deborah Lyons, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), is...

  • 21 June 2021

    Afghanistan: Quarterly Meeting on UNAMA

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    Tomorrow (22 June), the Security Council will hold its quarterly meeting on Afghanistan via videoconference (VTC). The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia, Eva-Maria Liimets, is expected to chair the debate. Deborah Lyons, the Special Representative of...