U.N. council extends Afghanistan mandate

The U.N. Security Council unanimously agreed on Thursday to extend the U.N. mandate in Afghanistan.

U.N. council extends Afghanistan mandate
All 15 council members voted in favor of a resolution extending the mandate for the U.N. mission in Afghanistan, known as UNAMA.

Earlier this month, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Norwegian diplomat Kai Eide to take over from Germany's Tom Koenigs as the top U.N. envoy to Afghanistan.

Western diplomats on the council said Eide would have to take on a more active role than Koenigs did in coordinating international civilian and military activities and in working with the Afghan government.


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