Mission and objectives
UNAMA was established in 2002 as a Political/ Peacebuilding Mission, exceptionally) directed and supported by the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO).
UNAMA is a political mission that provides political good offices in Afghanistan; works with and supports the government; supports the process of peace and reconciliation; monitors and promotes human rights and the protection of civilians in armed conflict; promotes good governance; and encourages regional cooperation. UNAMA was established by the UN Security Council Resolution 1401 in March 2002 at the request of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Its mandate is reviewed annually with the latest mandate renewal being on 15 September 2020 when the Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2543 (2020) Resolution 2543 (2020) calls for UNAMA and the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, within their mandate and in a manner consistent with Afghan sovereignty, leadership and ownership, to continue to lead and coordinate international civilian efforts in full cooperation with the Government of Afghanistan. UNAMA maintains a permanent and extensive field presence across Afghanistan.
Support the implementation of the UN Security Council Resolutions on women, peace and security and Women, Peace and Security agenda; Support the process of implementation of the Mission's Gender Action Plan to mainstream gender considerations in the Mission programmes and activities; Support knowledge management and data collection with regard to gender policy and facilitates the collection and exchange of information between partners and the Gender Advisory Unit; Drafts, collects and edits result based inputs for all gender related reports and documents as required; Coordinates as needed with other UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes that have complementary mandates on gender related issues through participating in the working level mechanisms; Supports the results-based budgeting (RBB) process and provides substantive inputs to results based reporting and analysis; Collaborate and support the delivery of gender training to Mission personnel and conduct orientation activities on gender mainstreaming in the Mission; Perform other duties as may be required.