The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) received a strong mandate in March 2022 to coordinate and facilitate humanitarian aid, advance human rights, promote responsible governance and the rule of law, and facilitate dialogue between Afghan political actors and stakeholders, the region, and the wider international community. How has it implemented this mandate? What has it achieved? What have been the main challenges and obstacles? And what adjustments should be made to the mandate when it is renewed?
This webinar assesses UNAMA’s achievements and challenges in the course of the past year and offers recommendations for its upcoming mandate for 2023.
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This event is co-hosted by PRIO and the University of Notre Dame.
The seminar will be moderated by Laurie Nathan, Mediation Program Director and Professor of the Practice of Mediation at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.
Aref Dostyar, Senior Advisor on Afghanistan for AfPAD and former Consul General of Afghanistan to Los Angeles, will offer opening remarks
Ambassador Youssof Ghafoorzai, Ambassador of Afghanistan to Norway
Hosna Jalil, Former Deputy Minister of Women's Affairs and Interior Affairs
Ambassador Trine Heimerback, Deputy Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations
Michael Keating, Executive Director at the European Institute of Peace
Kristian Berg Harpviken, Research Professor and Director of Middle East Center at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) will offer concluding remarks