Ban Proposes Extension of UN Presence in Nepal

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recommended extending the U.N. Mission in Nepal for six more months but with a smaller staff. "It is clear that the United Nations, if it is not to risk jeopardizing the peace process, cannot immediately terminate the support it has been providing through UNMIN as requested by the Government of Nepal," Ban

. The mission is responsible for assisting with the nation's election and monitoring the management of arms and armed personnel of the Nepal Army and the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist.

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