On Tuesday, the UN Security Council extended for a year the mission of the United Nations Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), calling for an assessment of the “importance” of its mandate.
The resolution, which was adopted unanimously by the 15 members of the Council, extends the mission’s mission until May 31, 2024, and requires it in particular to focus on assisting the Iraqi government in order to complete national reconciliation and organize elections, especially provincial elections and regional elections in Iraqi Kurdistan, which are scheduled to take place. In the fall.
The council asks UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to conduct a “strategic assessment” of the mission by March 31, 2024.
This assessment should specifically consider “the current threats to peace and security in Iraq, the continuing importance of the Mission’s tasks and priorities,” and make “recommendations for improving UNAMI’s mandate, structure, and staffing in support of the Government of Iraq.”