Security Council Distr.: General 15 March 2019
Resolution 2460 (2019)
Adopted by the Security Council at its 8485th meeting, on 15 March 2019
The Security Council, Recalling its previous resolutions on Afghanistan, in particular its resolution 2405 (2018) extending through 17 March 2019 the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), Stressing the important role that the United Nations will continue to play in promoting peace and stability in Afghanistan, Reaffirming its strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and national unity of Afghanistan, as well as its continued support for the Government and people of Afghanistan as they rebuild their country and strengthen democratic institutions, Stressing the central importance of a comprehensive and inclusive Afghan-led and Afghan-owned political process towards a peaceful resolution of the conflict and a comprehensive political settlement and welcoming progress in this regard, Recalling the desire of the Government and people of Afghanistan to reinvigorate their country’s standing as a platform of international cooperation, Welcoming the strategic consensus between the government of Afghanistan and the international community on the Geneva Mutual Accountability Framework (GMAF) as agreed in the Geneva Conference, 1. Welcomes the report of the Secretary-General of 28 February 2019 (S/2019/193); 2. Expresses its appreciation for the United Nations’ long-term commitment, to support the Government and the people of Afghanistan and reiterates its full support to the work of UNAMA and the Special Representative of the SecretaryGeneral, and stresses the need to ensure continued adequate resourcing for UNAMA to fulfil its mandate; 3. Welcomes UNAMA’s ongoing efforts in the implementation of the findings of the strategic review of the mandated tasks, priorities and related resources; 4. Decides to extend until 17 September 2019 the mandate of UNAMA, as defined in its resolutions 1662 (2006), 1746 (2007), 1806 (2008), 1868 (2009), 1917
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(2010), 1974 (2011), 2041 (2012), 2096 (2013), 2145 (2014), 2210 (2015), 2274 (2016), 2344 (2017), and 2405 (2018), including operative paragraphs 6 and 7; 5. Recognizes that the renewed mandate of UNAMA is in support of Afghanistan’s full assumption of leadership and ownership in the security, governance, and development areas, consistent with the Transformation Decade (2015–2024); 6. Calls upon all Afghan and international parties to coordinate with UNAMA in the implementation of its mandate and in efforts to promote the security and freedom of movement of United Nations and associated personnel throughout the country; 7. Stresses the critical importance of a continued and appropriate presence of UNAMA and other United Nations Agencies, Funds and Programmes in the provinces, based on a “One UN” approach and in close consultation and coordination with and in support of the priorities of the Afghan Government, in response to needs and with a view to security and including the objective of overall United Nations effectiveness; 8. Requests that the Secretary-General reports to the Council every three months on developments in Afghanistan, and to include in his reports an evaluation of progress made against the benchmarks for measuring and tracking progress in the implementation of UNAMA’s mandate, including at the subnational level, and priorities as set out in this resolution; 9. Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.