Insights: Afghanistan

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    Consultations on Taliban Sanctions Committee

    On Monday (30 January), Council members will hold closed consultations on the 1988 (a.k.a. Taliban) Sanctions Committee, established by resolution 1988 on 17 June 2011. Ambassador Peter Wittig (Germany), the chair of the Committee, is set to brief Council members...

    posted on FRI 27 JAN 2012
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    Debate on UN Mission in Afghanistan

    On Monday (19 December), the Council will hold a debate on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). It seems that the debate will focus on the key points of the Secretary-General’s 13 December quarterly report on UNAMA, as well...

    posted on FRI 16 DEC 2011
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    Negotiations Over a Draft Statement on Afghanistan

    Council members at expert level are scheduled to meet late this afternoon to begin negotiations on a draft presidential statement welcoming and reaffirming the conclusions of the 5 December Bonn Conference on Afghanistan. Germany, the lead country on Afghanistan in...

    posted on WED 7 DEC 2011
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    Afghanistan ISAF Resolution in Blue

    A draft resolution extending the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan (ISAF) was put in blue this afternoon (11 October) and is scheduled for adoption tomorrow morning. Council members met several times over the last week to negotiate the text...

    posted on TUE 11 OCT 2011
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    Insights on Afghanistan

    Council members will be briefed at 5 pm today (Friday, 1 April) by DPKO head, Alain Le Roy, on the attack against the UN’s office in Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan. Council members are then expected to discuss a press statement reacting...

    posted on FRI 1 APR 2011
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    Insights on Afghanistan

    Following a week of intense discussions the UNAMA resolution went into blue today and the Council is expected adopt it tomorrow morning. Council members appear to be of one mind that the UNAMA mandate needs only minor adjusting rather than...

    posted on MON 21 MAR 2011
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    Insights on Afghanistan

    Council members will have their first meeting today (Friday, 11 March) at the expert level on the draft UNAMA resolution. Members had received a draft text from Germany–the lead country on this issue–earlier this week following discussions in the Core...

    posted on FRI 11 MAR 2011
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    Insights on the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict

    The Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict has been meeting weekly since January 2011 when Germany took up the chairmanship of the Working Group from Mexico. This Working Group has been at the forefront of implementing resolution 1612 and...

    posted on FRI 11 MAR 2011
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    Insights on the Informal Experts Group on Protection of Civilians and Afghanistan

    The Informal Experts Group on Protection of Civilians met yesterday (Tuesday, 8 March) to discuss Afghanistan ahead of the renewal of UNAMA’s mandate. Council experts covering protection as well as the country-specific experts on Afghanistan attended the meeting. China, however,...

    posted on WED 9 MAR 2011
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    Insights on the March Programme of Work

    Council members met today to discuss March’s Programme of Work. This month China has the presidency and the Council could have around 12 days of scheduled meetings. The Chinese ambassador in briefing the press divided the Council’s work for March...

    posted on WED 2 MAR 2011