News Focus: Afghanistan

Background note on UN involvement in audit of Presidential election 2014

Key Resources
UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)
Security Council
Map of the region

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UN agencies' activities in the country

Facts & Figures
  • Land area – 652,000 sq km
  • Population – 21.8 million(2002)
  • Capital – Kabul
  • Climate – arid to semiarid; cold winters and hot summers
  • Terrain – mostly rugged mountains; plains in north and southwest
  • Food production – wheat, fruit, nuts, mutton
A Historical Perspective

UNAMA was established on 28 March 2002 by UN Security Council Resolution 1401 following the Bonn Agreement of December 2001. More