UNAMA welcomes USG Ján Kubiš to Kabul as part of strategic review work

12 Jun 2017

UNAMA welcomes USG Ján Kubiš to Kabul as part of strategic review work

KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes Under-Secretary-General Ján Kubiš to Kabul today at the start of his two-day visit to the Afghan capital in the interest of completing a Security Council-requested strategic review of UNAMA and its work.

Mr Kubiš, former head of UNAMA, was in Kabul for one week last month conducting a broad range of meetings with national and international stakeholders. In the current two-day visit, he is scheduled to follow up with those stakeholders, in particular President Ashraf Ghani.

The strategic review is scheduled to be submitted to the Security Council in early July 2017. In Resolution 2344 (2017), the UN Security Council requested the strategic review  to examine UNAMA’s mandated tasks, priorities and related resources, and to assess the Mission’s efficiency and effectiveness.

UNAMA’s vision is for a stable and prosperous Afghanistan that lives at peace with itself and its neighbours, where the Afghan peoples’ human rights are upheld and basic services are available to all.

The Mission supports efforts to achieve peace and stability in Afghanistan, as well as work to guarantee the rule of law and accountable governance. It also leads and coordinates the international community’s support of the Government’s priorities to advance peace, governance and development.

More information about UNAMA can be found here:  https://unama.unmissions.org/about