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Volume 712: debated on Thursday 2 July 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there are contingency plans for strengthening the United Nations Mission in Nepal in the event of any problems arising during the monitoring of Maoist soldiers in their cantonments. [HL4599]

Nepal remains on the list of issues of which the UN Security Council is seized. The situation there, and the UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN), can be discussed at any time should the circumstances require.

The UN Security Council is kept informed of progress in the peace process in Nepal and the implementation of UNMIN's mandate by regular reports of the Secretary-General. The council reviews UNMIN's mandate, as well as any readjustments, on this basis. UNMIN's current mandate expires on 23 July 2009. As such, the Security Council will be discussing UNMIN this month.