UNAMA's priorities and core work, defined by Security Council Resolution 2626 (2022) and extended under Resolution 2678 (2023), include Gender Equality, Human Rights, Humanitarian Assistance, Good Offices, Governance, Rule of law, and Regional Cooperation. Others are Economic and Social Stability, Resilience, Child Rights, Risk management, and Security.



Humanitarian Assistance

  • Coordination, facilitation and improvement of humanitarian and development access
  • Upholding international humanitarian law
  • Support voluntary, safe, dignified and sustainable return and reintegration of IDPs/refugees

Economic & Social Stability, Resilience

  • Coordinate international donors and organizations
  • Facilitate development policy dialogue between all relevant Afghan stakeholders, the region and the wider international community
  • Support efforts to increase accountability, transparency and effective use of aid
  • Support community-based systems for meeting basic human needs and increasing resilience
  • Support provision of essential services and contribute to creating economic and social conditions that can lead to self-reliance and stability
  • Work with all relevant stakeholders and international financial institutions to facilitate commercial and financial activity in Afghanistan and support efforts to facilitate access to assets belonging to Afghanistan’s Central Bank for the benefit of the Afghan people

Good Offices

  • Outreach and good offices, including to facilitate dialogue between all relevant Afghan political actors and stakeholders, the region and the wider international community, with a focus on promoting inclusive, representative, participatory and responsive governance at the national and subnational levels, without any discrimination based on gender, religion or ethnicity, with full, equal and meaningful participation of women, minorities, youth and persons with disabilities
  • Provide advice on inclusive national and local consultative mechanisms, as well as confidence-building measures, capacity-building, conflict management and reconciliation

Governance, Rule of Law

  • Promote responsible governance and the rule of law, including transitional justice
  • Monitor and report on political, security, social and economic developments, including the adverse impacts of the drought
  • Assist as appropriate to the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team
  • Liaise with all relevant Afghan political actors, civil society representatives and other stakeholders to promote political inclusion and broad participation in the conduct of public affairs
  • Analyse and report on developments relating to the rule of law

Human Rights

  • Engage with all stakeholders at the national and subnational levels and civil society and international non-governmental organizations in the protection and promotion of human rights
  • Monitor, report and advocate with regard to the situation for civilians, the prevention and elimination of violence, including preventing and responding to sexual and gender-based violence, the prevention of torture, monitoring of places of detention and the promotion of the rights of detainees
  • Monitor and report on civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights to assist with efforts to further reduce poverty and support social cohesion
  • Support the rights of victims
  • Promote, support and advise on Afghanistan’s implementation of the provisions of instruments concerning human rights and fundamental freedoms to which Afghanistan is a State party and by which it is bound, including the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
  • Advocate for the provision of and equal access to essential public services, due process and justice, and as appropriate provide technical advice to duty bearers on international human rights standards

Gender Equality

  • Integrate gender mainstreaming as a cross-cutting issue throughout the implementation of its mandate
  • Support and promote gender equality, women’s and girls’ empowerment and the full protection of their human rights, including education, and the full, equal, meaningful and safe participation, engagement and leadership of women in all levels and stages of decision-making
  • Engage with diverse Afghan women’s organizations and networks
  • Monitor and report specifically on violations, abuses and reprisals committed against women, including against those who protect and promote human rights, journalists, healthcare and humanitarian workers, as well as those previously associated with the government, police, justice and security sector

Child Rights

  • Monitor and report on violations and abuses against children
  • Support efforts to strengthen the protection of children

Regional Cooperation

  • Support regional cooperation, with a view to promoting stability and peace
  • Assisting Afghanistan in utilizing its role at the heart of Asia to promote regional cooperation and connectivity, based on transparency, openness, and inclusiveness
  • Welcome joint efforts to enhance dialogue and collaboration
  • Advance shared goals of economic development across the region, and facilitate coordinated approaches by countries and organizations in the region to contribute to a stable and prosperous Afghanistan

Risk Management

  • Coordinate the overall risk management approach of the United Nations in Afghanistan, including monitoring, analysis and escalation of risks related to the assistance coordinated by the United Nations to Afghanistan, including the risk of aid diversion


  • Support existing mechanisms to improve the overall security situation in Afghanistan
  • Provide assessments of the explosive ordnance threat and its impact on civilians
  • Advise and coordinate explosive ordnance threat mitigation measures in support of humanitarian and development initiatives
  • Support the coordination of the humanitarian mine action sector
  • Support regional and international efforts to prevent and address the illicit trade in and destabilizing accumulation of small arms and light weapons and their diversion in Afghanistan and the region