Renewing the UN's Mandate for Afghanistan Under the Taliban: Reflections and Recommendations
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) received a strong mandate in March 2022 to coordinate and facilitate humanitarian aid, advance human rights, promote responsible governance and the rule of law, and facilitate dialogue between Afghan political actors and stakeholders, the region, and the wider international community. How has it implemented this mandate? What has it achieved? What have been the main challenges and obstacles? And what adjustments should be made to the mandate when it is renewed?
This webinar assesses UNAMA’s achievements and challenges in the course of the past year and offers recommendations for its upcoming mandate for 2023.
Moderated by Laurie Nathan
Director of the Mediation Program and Professor of the Practice of Mediation at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
Opening Remarks by Aref Dostyar
Senior Advisor on Afghanistan for AfPAD and former Consul General of Afghanistan in Los Angeles, USA.
Ambassador Youssof Ghafoorzai
Ambassador of Afghanistan to Norway
Ms. Hosna Jalil
Former Deputy Minister of Women's Affairs and Interior Affairs
Ambassador Trine Heimerback
Deputy Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations
Executive Director at the European Institute of Peace
Closing Remarks by Kristian Berg Harpviken
Research Professor and Director of Middle East Center at Peace Research Institute (PRIO), Oslo
This event is cosponsored by PRIO.