UNAMA to reduce its activities in Afghanistan
Sat Jun 23, 1:46 pm
UNAMA in its recent report to UN Security Council has indicated that it will reduce the scope of its operations in Afghanistan.
United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) office in a statement in Kabul said that informal discussions have begun about the future role of the United Nations in Afghanistan. The statement said though the UN will cooperate with Afghanistan in all ways possible, it will not be able to meet all the requirements that exist.
“The operations of two provincial UNAMA offices in Ghor and Zabul provinces will be transferred to the Afghan government by the end of this month. Also eight other provincial offices will be closed before the end of this year,” UNAMA said in the statement.
Some analysts believe the reduction in UN activities at such a critical time is not in favor of Afghanistan.
A reduction in UN activities will help raise the Taliban’s morale in Afghanistan, said Syed Massoud, university professor and political analyst.
This announcement comes just as the withdrawal of international forces from Afghanistan is about to begin.