Reimagining UNAMA: From Powerbroker to Principle- Centric
The UN's role in Afghanistan has grown more important following the Taliban victory in August 2021 and the shuttering of many embassies and international organizations. UNAMA, originally launched in 2002 after the U.S. toppled the first Taliban government, has stayed in place, acting as a point of contact for engagement with the new Taliban authorities. This mission also plays an important role as the "eyes and ears" on the ground for outside powers and aid donors, monitoring the human rights situation and coordinating the work of UN agencies in responding to the country's economic and humanitarian crisis. As part of its ongoing online discussion series, the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies - UK (AISS-UK) this time plans to organize an online discussion via Zoom on the 20th of January 2023 to discuss UNAMA’s role in Afghanistan and its engagement in the peacebuilding process from a Powerbroker to a more Principle-Centric player. Further information will be disseminated soon.