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Security Council extends mandate of UNAMI in Iraq

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday adopted a resolution extending the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) until 31 May 2019. The

Council’s resolution, which was drafted by the United States of America before the end of the current mandate of UNAMI, Due to Washington’s desire to adopt the state early in anticipation of the possibility of an escalation in political tensions that arose after the parliamentary elections on May 12, reported the agency “Anatolia”.

Resolution No. 2421 provided “the intention of the Security Council to review the mandate of the Mission by 31 May 2019 or earlier in the event of a request by the Government of Iraq”.

The resolution also requested the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterich, to “report to the members of the Council every three months on the progress that has been made towards the fulfillment of all the tasks of the Mission.”

The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), whose mandate is renewed by the Security Council in July of each year, is a political mission established by Security Council resolution 1500 of 2003.

UNAMI provides advice and assistance to the Government and the people of Iraq in several areas, To facilitate the regional dialogue between Iraq and its neighbors, to promote the protection of human rights, judicial and legal reform, and to work with government partners and civil society to coordinate the humanitarian and development efforts of United Nations agencies And bounded funds and programs. Source