UNSC adopts resolution to ease Afghan assistance

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  • December 23, 2021
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UNSC adopts resolution to ease Afghan assistance

Part of: Prelims and GS-II- International relations

Context The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously passed a resolution permitting a carve-out in sanctions against the Taliban to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.

Key takeaways 

  • This carve-out covers urgently needed humanitarian assistance and other activities that support basic human needs in Afghanistan.
  • The resolution (2615) mandates a review of the carve-out every six months. 
  • It also requests that an Emergency Relief Coordinator brief the UNSC every six months on the delivery of assistance and any obstacles to implementation. 
  • It also “calls on all parties” to respect human rights and observe international humanitarian law.

About United Nations Security Council

  • The UNSC is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations 
  • It is charged with the maintenance of international peace and security.
  • Permanent members (P5): Russia, UK, France, China, and USA 
  • The Security Council also has 10 non-permanent members, elected on a regional basis to serve two-year terms. 
  • The body’s presidency rotates monthly among its 15 members.

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