UN Security Council extends UN Nepal mission for 4 months

09:34, September 16, 2010      

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The UN Security Council unanimously approved on Wednesday a final four month extension of the UN Mission in Nepal.

The three-page measure "noted" the resolution was in answer to Sept. 14 requests of the caretaker government and the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) for final extension of UNMIN's mandate until Jan. 15, 2011 while they work to revive the stalled peace process.

It would be the seventh and last extension of the mandate and was "taking into account the completion of some elements of the mandate and the ongoing work on the monitoring of the management of arms and armed personnel in line with the June 28, 2008 agreement among the political parties which will support the completion of the peace process."

Under the new resolution, the Security Council ends the UN mission in January at the request of the government of Nepal.

UNMIN is a special political mission in support of the peace process in Nepal. It was established in response to the letter to the UN secretary-general sent on Aug. 9, 2006, in which the then Seven-Party Alliance Government and the Communist Party of Nepal ( Maoist) requested United Nations' assistance in creating a free and fair atmosphere for the election of the Constituent Assembly and the entire peace process.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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