Revising the Mandate for the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan: Reflections on the Recommendations of the UN Secretary-General


Location: Zoom Webinar

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This webinar aims to stimulate discussion on a revised mandate for the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). This is a crucial and difficult issue in light of the fall of the Afghan government in August 2021. In March 2022, the UN Security Council will debate and renew the UNAMA mandate. Our panelists will address this issue and offer reflections on the UN Secretary-General's recent recommendations for the UN presence in Afghanistan. 


Scott Smith Unama

Scott Smith, Director of Political Affairs, United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)



Asila Wardak, Women's and Human Rights Advocate; Co-Founder, Afghan Women's Network; Elected Member of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation’s Independent Human Rights Commission; former Minister Counselor at the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the United Nations (Photo credit: UN Women)

Ibraheem Bahiss

Ibraheem Bahiss, Consultant on Afghanistan, International Crisis Group

Manizha Wafeq

Manizha Wafeq, President and Co-Founder, Afghanistan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AWCCI)


Andreas Løvold, Director, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Previously served at the Embassy of Norway in Kabul (2006-2009) and with the Permanent Mission of Norway to the UN in New York (2009-2013)

Kristian Berg Harpviken

Kristian Berg Harpviken, Research Professor, Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO)

Nathan Afghan Project

Moderator: Laurie Nathan, Director, Mediation Program, Kroc Institute

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This event is co-sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). 

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This lecture will be recorded and posted on the Kroc Institute's YouTube channel within 48 hours following the event.