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.
- 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.