The Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan represents the people and Government of Afghanistan at the United Nations. Afghanistan has been a member of the United Nations since 1946 and has had a Permanent Mission in New York since 1961. The Mission actively contributes to all activities of the UN in New York to promote Afghanistan’s interests and exercise its duty as a responsible member of the international community. It further maintains and strengthens bilateral and multilateral relations with individual and groups of countries through continuous diplomatic relations. The Mission maintains relations and contacts with authorities in the UN system and provides oversight and follow-up with UN projects and programs in Afghanistan and elsewhere.

At the Security Council, the Mission engages in the quarterly meetings on Afghanistan, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan’s quarterly reports and the 1988 sanctions committee.

Afghanistan is a proud member of a variety of Member State groups that advocates for common interests. The G77 and China, the Non-Aligned Movement, Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation are among the groups the Mission actively engages in.

The Permanent Mission of Afghanistan has presented its candidature for a number of leadership positions at the UN to exercise its duty and promote the interests of the Afghan people. Afghanistan is currently running for the 76th President of the General Assembly and a seat on the Human Rights Council for the 2023-2025 term.

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