March 17 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The United Nations Security Council has approved this Thursday the extension of the Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for one year, until March 17, 2024.
The extension has been unanimously approved along with another resolution on Afghanistan, which calls on the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, to carry out an independent investigation that will provide an integrated and coherent plan to deal with the situation in the country with the help of the international community.
The meeting of the Security Council has been organized by the United Arab Emirates and Japan, and in statements by the UN envoy of the Emirates, Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, has stressed that “the women and girls of Afghanistan will not be abandoned”, in words collected by Tolo News.
The envoy to the country of Japan, Kimihiro Ishikane, has acknowledged that “Afghanistan faces enormous challenges”, and has reproached the Taliban for their “decision to deny opportunities for education, employment and freedom to women and girls” only worsens the crisis. country’s humanitarian and economic
The mission, whose renewal is studied annually, has 1,187 employees in the country, including 799 Afghans and 293 people of various nationalities. In addition, it has offices in eleven locations within Afghanistan and a “remote” office in Kazakhstan, opened in September 2021 and focused on helping refugees.