UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan
Martin Kobler of Germany is Deputy Special Representative (Political) for Afghanistan, who replaced Peter Galbraith of the United States. Robert Watkins, a Canadian and British citizen, is Deputy Special Representative for Relief, Recovery and Reconstruction (RRR).
A high priority is the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance. In addition, the UN sees a role in helping authorities protect internally displaced persons. From the UN side, this involves theOffice of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, working with the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC)
The latest resolution called on the Afghan Government and international organizations to fully implement the Afghanistan Compact and meet its benchmarks and timelines for progress in security, governance, the rule of law and human rights, socio-economic issues and counter-narcotics.
The Security Council, recognizing UNAMA’s key role in supporting the 2009 Afghanistan presidential election, called for all efforts to ensure the credibility, safety and security of the ballot.
- United Nations Security Council (23 March 2009), Extending mandate of UN assistance Mission in Afghanistan, Security Council condemns all attacks on civilians, recruitment of child soldiers, UNSC Resolution 1868 (2009)