At this time of transition and uncertainty it is critical that the UN Security Council fulfils its obligations towards the Afghan people in promoting security and stability. As a diverse group of civil society organisations, to which ENNA belongs, working to support sustainable development, the promotion of justice and respect for human rights in Afghanistan, we are concerned that the significant gains that have been made in the last decade may be lost. 

UNAMA’s role in advancing human rights, monitoring rights violations (including recording civilian casualties), supporting humanitarian access and promoting peace and reconciliation efforts – particularly as they relate to the women, peace and security agenda in Afghanistan – must be strengthened.

The mandate for the United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA) established in Security Council Resolution 2096, will expire on 19 March 2014. The renewal of the UNAMA mandate is a key opportunity for the Security Council to send a strong signal of continued concern and attention to Afghanistan and to ensure UNAMA is fit for purpose going forward.

Read recommendations for the UN Security Council on the 2014 UNAMA mandate        UNAMA final recommendations 2014