What’s next for the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan?
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) mandate, created in 2002 to support various governance, economic, and humanitarian needs of the country, was renewed for six months in 2021 after the collapse of Afghanistan's government. With the renewal date approaching on March 17, 2022, the members of the UN Security Council needs to reexamine the mandate. In the absence of almost any other international actors in the country, UNAMA’s importance has grown greater than ever to address the ongoing food, health, and governance crises in Afghanistan.
The Project on Prosperity and Development hosts this timely event to discuss the politics of UNAMA, what should be included in the mandate, the conditions by which UNAMA should operate, and the international community's options for safeguarding human rights under the Taliban regime.
This event was made possible through general support to CSIS.