UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan(UNAMA)

Source: The Hindu

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The Taliban Sanctions Committee will hold an important meeting to discuss the renewal of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan(UNAMA).

About UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan(UNAMA):
  1. UNAMA is a UN Special Political Mission established to assist the state and the people of Afghanistan in laying the foundations for sustainable peace and development.
  2. Established in: UNAMA was established in 2002 by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1401. 
  3. Mandate: Its original mandate was to support the implementation of the Bonn Agreement. Reviewed annually, this mandate has been altered over time to reflect the needs of Afghanistan.
    1. Bonn Agreement was the initial series of agreements passed in 2001 and intended to recreate the State of Afghanistan following the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
  4. Headquarters: Kabul, Afghanistan.
About Taliban Sanctions Committee:
  1. Taliban Sanctions Committee is also known as the 1988 Sanctions Committee. The committee oversees the sanctions measures imposed by the Security Council.
  2. The Committee comprises all 15 members of the Security Council and makes its decision by consensus. 
  3. The current Chair of the Committee, for the period ending 31st December 2021, is India.
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