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Afghanistan: United Nations

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 8th May 2008.

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Photo of Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what changes to the mandate of the special representative of the UN Secretary-General in Afghanistan are envisaged following the adoption by the Security Council of a new resolution on the UN mission in Afghanistan; and when this resolution is expected to be adopted.

Photo of Kim Howells Kim Howells Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office

The mandate of the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative in Afghanistan, as head of the UN Assistance Mission, is set out in the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council. The most recent was UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1806 (2008). This was adopted on 20 March and draws on the previous mandates. UNSCR 1806 can be found at:

http://daccessdds.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N08/279/31/PDF/N0827931.pdf?OpenElement.

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