Insights on Nepal
A presidential statement drafted by the UK marking the closure of the UN Mission in Nepal was put under silence procedure today. The Council is expected to meet to adopt the presidential statement on Friday, 14 January, one day before the end of the mission’s mandate in Nepal. The statement thanks UNMIN for the job it has done and pledges continuing Council support for the peace process. It also asks the parties to redouble its efforts to complete the final tasks of the CPA. The general sense is that there is little that is controversial in the statement and that there should be no problem adopting it on Friday.