Afghanistan

  • 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...

  • June 2021

    Afghanistan

    Monthly Forecast

    In June, the Security Council is scheduled to hold its quarterly debate on Afghanistan. Estonia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Eva-Maria Liimets, is expected to chair the meeting, which will be held at ministerial level. Deborah Lyons, the Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), is expected to brief on the latest Secretary-General’s report on the mission, due on 15 June. An official from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime and a civil society representative may also brief.

  • 22 March 2021

    Afghanistan: Quarterly Meeting on UNAMA

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    Tomorrow morning (23 March), the Security Council will convene its quarterly meeting on Afghanistan via videoconference. Deborah Lyons, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), is expected to brief...

  • March 2021

    Afghanistan

    Monthly Forecast

    In March, the Security Council is scheduled to hold its quarterly meeting on Afghanistan. Deborah Lyons, the Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), is expected to brief on the latest Secretary-General’s report on the mission, due on 15 March.

  • 17 December 2020

    Afghanistan: Vote on Sanctions Draft Resolution*

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    Tomorrow (18 December) the Security Council president (South Africa) is expected to announce the result of the voting on a draft resolution renewing the mandate of the Monitoring Team supporting the 1988 Afghanistan Sanctions Committee. The written voting procedure on...

  • 16 December 2020

    Briefing and Consultations on Afghanistan

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    Tomorrow morning (17 December), the Security Council will convene its quarterly meeting on Afghanistan via videoconference. Deborah Lyons, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), is expected to brief...

  • December 2020

    Afghanistan

    Monthly Forecast

    In December, the Security Council is scheduled to hold its quarterly meeting on Afghanistan. Deborah Lyons, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), is expected to brief on the latest Secretary-General’s report on the mission, due on 10 December. The Council will also be briefed by Ambassador Dian Triansyah Djani (Indonesia) in his capacity as chair of the 1988 Afghanistan Sanctions Committee and by Shkula Zadran, Afghanistan’s Youth Representative to the UN. Additionally, the Security Council will need to renew the mandate of the Monitoring Team assisting the 1988 Afghanistan Sanctions Committee before its 17 December expiry.

  • Tomorrow (20 November) a high-level Arria-formula meeting will be held via videoconference on: “What can the Security Council do to support the peace process in Afghanistan?”.  It is being co-organised by Security Council members Estonia, Germany and Indonesia, together with...

  • Tomorrow morning (15 September), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for another year until 17 September 2021. Council members are expected to vote on the resolution...