The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security: Report of the Secretary-General (A/64/613-S/2009/674)

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General Assembly
Sixty-fourth session
Agenda item 17
The situation in Afghanistan

Security Council
Sixty-fourth year

I. Introduction and overview

1. The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 63/18 and Security Council resolution 1868 (2009), in which the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). In that resolution, the Council requested a report on developments in Afghanistan every three months. The present report reviews the situation in Afghanistan and the activities of UNAMA, focusing particularly on the elections, political developments and the deteriorating security situation since my previous report of 22 September 2009 (A/64/364-S/2009/475). Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Edmond Mulet and I briefed the Security Council on 28 and 29 October, respectively, on the 28 October attack in Kabul that killed five United Nations personnel. On 30 October, I briefed the General Assembly on the attack and, on 6 November, I briefed the Council members on my visit to Afghanistan on 2 November.