Renewing the UN's Mandate for Afghanistan Under the Taliban: Reflections and Recommendations

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Time: Tuesday, 21 February 2023 15:00-16:30
Place: Zoom Webinar

Renewing the UN's Mandate for Afghanistan Under the Taliban: Reflections and Recommendations
UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed arrives at Kabul Intl Airport for a four-day official visit to Afghanistan. Photo: The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

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. 

Click here for registration to attend via Zoom. 

This event is co-hosted by PRIO and the University of Notre Dame

The seminar will be moderated by Laurie Nathan, Mediation Program Director and Professor of the Practice of Mediation at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.


Aref Dostyar, Senior Advisor on Afghanistan for AfPAD and former Consul General of Afghanistan to Los Angeles, will offer opening remarks

Ambassador Youssof Ghafoorzai, Ambassador of Afghanistan to Norway

Hosna Jalil, Former Deputy Minister of Women's Affairs and Interior Affairs

Ambassador Trine HeimerbackDeputy Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations

Michael KeatingExecutive Director at the European Institute of Peace

Kristian Berg Harpviken, Research Professor and Director of Middle East Center at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) will offer concluding remarks

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