UN Extends Afghan Mission

The United Nations Security Council agreed unanimously to extend the U.N. mission in Afghanistan by a year, The Associated Press reports. The mission has a mandate to head international civilian activities in Afghanistan while supporting initiatives to strengthen Afghans’ capacity to take charge of their own country. The Security Council resolution instructs the mission to coordinate with international military troops in the country and promote international support for the government’s development and reconstruction priorities.

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