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    The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) will stay in Afghanistan for one more year.

    UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — The UN Security Council on Monday extended the mandate of its Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for another year.

    The resolution extending UNAMA was adopted unanimously, stipulating a full examination of the role, structure and activities of all United Nations entities in Afghanistan within six months of the mandate’s renewal.

    “UNAMA will maintain its efforts, in a manner consistent with Afghan sovereignty, to provide good office, promote human rights, as well as to promote coherent support by the international community to the priorities set by the Government of Afghanistan,” the UN's envoy to Afghanistan Nicholas Haysom told the Security Council.

    Afghanistan's Permanent Representative to the UN Zahir Tanin welcomed the Security Council request to review UN activities outlining that the Afghan government should become central to the coordination of aid inside the country.

    The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan is a political mission established by the Security Council in 2002 at the request of the Government to assist it and the people of Afghanistan in laying the foundations for sustainable peace and development in the country.

    According to the recent UNAMA report, since 2009 the armed conflict in Afghanistan has caused 47,745 civilian casualties with 17,774 Afghan civilians killed and 29,971 injured.

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